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April 2, 2015    Bookmark and Share

Make Your Pitch: A Night of Story Telling

Hallowell Lyceum and the Gaslight Theater:
Presenting The Hook Story Hour, an evening of stories, Part Two

Make your pitch on April 14th at the Harlow Gallery

You may have heard a radio program on Maine Public Broadcasting Radio called The Moth Radio Hour? It is an evening of storytelling that involves true stories told live in front of a supportive audience.

Now in Hallowell, the Hallowell Lyceum and the Gaslight Theater are promoting the Hook Story Hour, an evening of stories to be told live on May 8th at Hallowell City Hall!.

We are now offering a second chance for amateur, citizen, and professional storytellers to participate in this evening of storytelling and discovery.

This is a very simple concept and has only 2 basic rules: the stories must be true and they must be told without scripts.

We are looking for people who want to come and share a story with a live audience. To start this off, we are looking for people to prepare a 2 minute pitch for us for a story you have- The theme of this story hour has been simplified to be: “What experiences have you had that has had an impact on your life.” It would be best if the experience had a unique connection to the area, but we will consider any pitches that sound like a great story.

We will hear the pitches on April 14th at 6 pm at The Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street in Hallowell. If you can’t make that date, you can email us a 6 line written pitch at or leave a 2 minute message at the Gaslight Theater phone line 207-626-3698

We expect that the stories should be no more than 7 minutes. Because this is a new concept to people, if your pitch is chosen, we can make time to coach you before the evening.

As a side note, if you are planning on attending and pitching a story at a Moth Radio Hour Main Stage even at the State Theater in Portland on May 30th, you should consider using this event as a practice run.


We all have a story, most of us want to share. We all want to hear a story, and like it when you share.

Your story and our stories bring us all together