by Yana Sherman
This week at Story Space, Libby Franck set a eerie mood with a Norman Rockwell painting that originally appeared as an April Fool cover back in the 40's. As a story within a story, she told a mysterious tale of broken doll that saved a little girl's life and, for fun, joked about the fact that storytellers often suffer from "multiple personalities" as they become the characters they portray. The Open Mic included a story of a cool leather jacket that had rock and roll history in it. We also heard some visiting tellers who were hardly first-timers, but they were telling for the first time for our enjoyment at Story Space. We seem to have had visitors lately form other parts of the country. You never know who'll drop by, so it's best not to miss it.
This coming week, Nicolette Heavey is our feature. She is well known to Story Slam followers and has been a featured teller at Story Space in the past. Her stories are often family based and infused with warmth and humor.
The evening will start with an Open Mic at 7 p.m. Tellers are given eight minutes to share new material or sharpen up an old favorite. First-time tellers are guaranteed a spot and listeners are always welcome. Nicolette will begin her feature at 8:15.
The venue is close to Central Sqare. It is cozy and invites creativity. A $5 donation is suggested. This helps to ensure the continuity of Tuesday night storytelling into it's third decade.