Front Parlor storytelling series coming to Albany

front parlor Troy Abby LublinThe popular Front Parlor storytelling series is adding an Albany night. The first one will be November 14 (that's a Monday) at the Olde English Pub in downtown Albany at 7 pm. The theme for the night: "Firsts."

Front Parlor organizer Abby Lublin says it might end up being the second Monday of each month, depending on how things go.

The Front Parlor series started in Troy at the Ale House this past spring. The storytelling nights -- modeled in part on The Moth -- have turned into standing-room-only events. This past September, the series expanded to Saratoga with nights organized by Tim Dawkins.

The Troy series is back this Tuesday (November 8). The theme is food. It starts at 7:30 pm -- but it's a good idea to show up early.

Earlier on AOA: Front Parlor: story night at The Ale House

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Yes yes and yes to storytelling! We share a piece of ourselves, build communities, and spread joy through stories. Occupy the Front Parlor!

Woohoo! I can't wait for the Albany Front Parlor series! Question though--7:30 pm start time at the Olde English too?

@Dan: Erp. That's an important detail. We heard from Abby that it would be 7 pm. And the post is updated. Thanks.

What do you need to do to be involved? Can you just show up? If you're nervous, can you write your story down and read it awkwardly like you did for presentations in middle school? If so, I'm all in.

Just show up! Generally the stories are without notes but don't worry about being awkward. You don't even have to tell a story if you don't want to. The only thing that you have to be real good at is listening.

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