The Storytellers Project is a series of live storytelling nights where Des Moines Register journalists curate and host nights of true, first-person stories from neighbors and notables. The Register’s award-winning journalists help community members to draw out authentic, personal experiences and hone them into engaging dialogue. The nights send a message that everyone has a story worth telling, and that everyone CAN tell it.
Since its founding in 2016, more than 150 community members have taken the stage to share their stories with more than 6,000 audience members.
2020 Season Line-up: February 25: What Happens Next: Filling in the blanks after a story ends April 21: Forgiveness or Revenge: Deciding which path to take on the messy road of life June 23: Booted: Stories of changing course or finding out you’re no longer wanted August 25: Bad Advice: Accepting, ignoring, or just plain regretting another person’s help October 27: Nerds Rule: Embracing the unconventional December 15: Generosity: The kindness I didn’t see coming