We navigate the world with stories. Whether it be personal or part of our business life, from trying to make sense of things, trying to explain things and even when it Comes to selling, negotiating, presenting, using stories is a very natural way to go about it. We live in a world where we are fed stories all the time. Most cultural events such as theater, opera Music and even dance, boil down to presenting a Story in a way to capture the attention of others.
LOOSE LIPS Story Telling Events, turns that around. It is a forum where stories are shared. Everyone has a story and LOOSE LIPS presents a night of story telling where you can hear four story tellers tell their story, all loosely related to the theme of the evening, followed by an open mic for members of the audience who would like to tell a story of their own. The only rules are that it is true, unscripted and doesn’t take longer than 5 or 10 minutes.
Loose Lips is a night out with a difference. It is not a platform to discover up and coming writers or comedians, and it is not a competition. Rather, it is an evening where anybody can just come along and tell their story, whether it be tragic, heart rendering or hilarious.
I started the Loose Lips show in Galway, Ireland, in 2008 and am relaunching it in Karlsruhe, Germany, in February 2018. It will take place once a month in a venue small enough that early booking is recommended. So whether you have a story to tell, or just want to come along and listen, Loose Lips won’t disappoint you.
Mags Treanor writes satire & essays with a bit of poetry and fiction thrown in. Originally from Ireland, she is now living in Germany. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and anthologies, and has also been broadcast on RTE, Ireland’s national radio station. Her collection of short stories and poetry ‘Two Night Stand’ was published by Maverick Press in 2007.
Loose lips storytelling
Story telling is one of the most important human traditions. Stories are rich in connections and bring people and cultures together .