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November 18, 2015    Bookmark and Share

The Hook Story Hour to Present "Home for the Holidays"

What: The Hook Story Hour, scheduled for December 18, 2015

Where: Hallowell City Hall, Hallowell, Maine 04347

Chance to pitch a story in person in the Hallowell City Call Council Chambers on November 23 at 6 PM

Contact: Richard Bostwick at

Second edition of The Hook Story Hour in Hallowell
Hallowell, Maine

The Hallowell Lyceum Series and Gaslight Theater are calling for storytellers to participate in The Hook Story Hour on December 18, 2015 at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium.

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.

We're going to present a similar evening of stories told live on December 18th at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium!

On Monday November 23 we are offering a chance for amateur, citizen, and professional storytellers to participate in this evening of storytelling and discovery. We will hear the pitches at 6:00 pm at Hallowell City Hall.

Contact us at the email address below if you are coming. If you can’t make that date, we can schedule another time or you can email a 6-line written pitch to

This is a very simple concept and has only two 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 is “Holiday Stories of Holidays Past” this should be a story that involves something that happened around the holiday season between Halloween and New Year’s Day Your story should be no more than 7 minutes.

Because this is a new concept to people, we can make time to coach you before the evening.

Remember: 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 story bring us all together.

The Hallowell Lyceum Series is a project of the Hallowell Cultural Committee, a consortium of Hallowell citizens and nonprofits including Gaslight Theater, Harlow Gallery, Hubbard Free Library, Ian Parker Foundation, Row House and Vaughan Homestead Foundation.

For more information, contact Richard Bostwick of Gaslight Theater at