Freedom Through Expression Radio is all about finding the best ways to present writing. I've got a new project that also fits that calling. It's a monthly storytelling series I was invited to create for Cafe Nine (250 State Street, New Haven; 203-789-8281, www.cafenine.com). The first episode, or "volume" as I call it, is Monday Dec. 6.
Here's the description I wrote for the Cafe Nine website:
GET TO THE POINT • Calling all plot rockers, text riffers and good listeners! Behold volume one of Get to the Point!, Cafe Nine's new monthly storytelling series hosted by Christopher Arnott of Daily Nutmeg and the New Haven Advocate. Guest talespinners and wordsmiths this month include: Franz Douskey, poet (and Bukowski compadre) touting his new book Sinatra & Me; Ina Chadwick, seasoned storyteller and promoter of storytelling events in Fairfield County; Live Mike of Defcon Five, showing his more pedagogical side; Chris Randall, executive director of New Haven Land Trust; members of Jellyshirts covering the Velvet Underground's wordy classic The Gift; and other chatty treats. If YOU have a story, monologue, poem, theory, performance art piece or story-song to share in this or a future volume of Get to the Point!, email Chris Arnott at firstname.lastname@example.org