True Stories Told Live For Christchurch

Friday 24 September 2010

True Stories Told Live For Christchurch

The New Zealand Book Council and the Auckland Museum in association with Unity Books have got together a talented, literate and entertaining bunch of people to raise money for the Christchurch Red Cross Appeal with True Stories Told Live For Christchurch.

Oscar Kightley, Steve Braunias,  Emily Perkins,  Eve De Castro-Robinson, Don McGlashan, Arthur Meek, Russell Brown, Leanne Pooley, Noelle McCarthy,  Simon Wilson, Marti Friedlander, Hamish Keith will all tell a true story on the night of September 30 on the theme of Survival.

Internationally, live storytelling events are thriving, especially in the US and UK. Trademarked storytelling organizations such as The Moth or The Scoop have been selling out within 48 hours and creating the sort of buzz that rock concerts are usually famous for. It’s the compression, the construction and the sheer originality of each person’s retelling that makes being in the audience so fascinating. The length, for one, is too short to be boring and yet long enough for plot, pace, adventure and humour to sneak in.