SoundBites

Sunday Nights at 7:00 pm Thru July 26

SoundBites is a new kind of storytelling series produced by Frontier Studios, the new non-profit arm of Frontier in Brunswick that expands our work as a community connector/curator/catalyst. With a dedicated theme tying each Bite together, the night will feature regional Moth StorySlam Champions and locals sharing true tales. 

Sponsored by Allagash Brewing, Toad&Co, The Press Hotel, Downeast Pension Services, and Maine Public. More information about SoundBites, including how to attend a live storytelling event, is at soundbitesme.org.

A Great White Shark, Probably Named Tim

Feb 7, 2019

Drew Prochaska is a two-time Moth StorySlam winner, who has been featured on the RISK!, StoryCollider, and Yum's the Word podcasts. In December 2016, he debuted his solo show, The Artichoke Queen, at Standard ToyKraft in Brooklyn. He lives in Beacon, New York with his dog, Lula.

Earning "Jew Cred"

Feb 7, 2019

Nina Lichtenstein is a writer and teacher, born and raised in Oslo, Norway. She lived in CT for many years, where she raised her three Jewish Viking sons Thor, Balder and Odin. When they flew the nest she migrated North to Brunswick, Maine, to pursue a quiet writing life, which is constantly interrupted. Nina also loves welcoming guests at her unique Airbnb barn in town, and sort of regularly practices yoga in a never quite successful attempt to find her zen. 

"My Name Is Myles Green"

Feb 7, 2019

Myles Green is a union leader of graduate employees at UMass Boston and co-director of the Social Justice Mediation Program of the Boston Medical Center. He's also a beekeeper, a writer, and a keen advocate of recording oral histories in everyone's family because, if we don't record our own stories, they just might not stand the test of time. We are our children's ancestors!

Old Foreign Men and Flying

Feb 7, 2019

  

Mark Pagán is an award-winning film and podcast producer, storyteller, writer, and former b-boy. A Moth Storyslam winner, Mark's work and performances have been shown at festivals and shows worldwide, including Slamdance Film Festival, Arizona International Film Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, RISK!, The Moth, Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, Story Collider, Peoples Improv Theater, and Magnet Theater. He currently produces and hosts the series and live show, "Other Men Need Help." 

A Transylvanian Grill

Feb 7, 2019

Kimberly Curry loves to come back to her native state of Maine as much as she loves traveling the world! After the Peace Corps, she fulfilled that reverse wanderlust by returning home to Maine to work in the nonprofit world. Currently, she is the Director of Community Relations at Goodwill Northern New England where she is proud to promote the good will of Goodwill. When Kimberly is not in her art studio painting with watercolors or beeswax, she is making popovers in her kitchen. She has not won any prizes for storytelling (yet) but when she was in kindergarten her drawing of a giant sheep made her the winner of a school wide contest. She has hungered for more ever since. 

Hotel Room Raid

Feb 7, 2019

Adriana Salerno, associate professor at Bates College, earned her undergraduate degree in her home country of Venezuela. Adriana was also the creator and a writer for the PhD + epsilon blog, writing about the experiences and challenges of an early-career mathematician. Adriana is committed to increasing the representation of minorities and women in the mathematical sciences, and she recently served as Visiting Mathematician at the Mathematical Association of America’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., in 2016.  

From Paris to Colombia

Feb 6, 2019

Martha Ruiz-Perilla is an artist based on the Lower East Side, where she lives with her husband Marc and her dog Queso. Her love for storytelling earned her the nickname, RadioMartha. Born and raised in Colombia, Martha graduated from Dental School in 1992. She has lived in New York City for over 20 years, telling her stories through her artwork and her writing. In 2002 she earned a Master’s Degree in History of Modern and Contemporary Art. While living in the U.S., she’s held many jobs—the most difficult, perhaps, being a mime’s assistant, due to the impossibility to talk while at work. 

The Hungarian Summer of Love

Feb 6, 2019

Kevin Gallagher is a psychotherapist by day, listening to the stories of life. But in the evenings, he freelances as a storyteller, battling the curse of the Irish: the gift of the gab and the misery of insecurity. He lives in Vermont with a cat and a partner, Michael and Blossom (you figure out who is who); they provide much of the laundry and housework that completes his fulfilling life. Kevin has been a Moth GrandSLAM Champion twice and is the co-founder of “Say It Forward Productions,” an organization dedicated to linking nonprofits and storytelling for fundraising and community involvement. 

A Typical Child

Feb 6, 2019

Kari Wagner-Peck authors the blog A Typical Son. She’s an unschooling mom, author and activist storyteller. Her debut memoir, Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey, was published in 2017. Her writing has been featured in The New York Times Well Family blog, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Huffington Post, the Good Men Project, and others. Not Always Happy is also a storytelling production. She won the PortFringe 2017 “Pulitzer” for Excellence in Writing and premiered the full production of Not Always Happy at Portland Stage’s Studio series in November 2017.

Beyond a Closed Case

Feb 6, 2019

Bruce Robert Coffin is the bestselling author of the Detective Byron mystery series. A former detective sergeant with more than 27 years in law enforcement, Bruce also spent four years working counterterrorism with the FBI, where he earned the Director’s Award, the highest honor a non-agent can receive. 


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