Arizona Storytellers Project: Work Stories, 10/11

Community members share their stories centered around the workplace.

The venue for this event has been changed. We will host the show at The Van Buren. Doors open at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. 

For eight hours a day, 40 hours a week (and sometimes more), our lives are centered around our work. Conversations at dinner often revolve around tales from the office. This month's Arizona Storytellers' event will bring some of these stories straight from the dinner table to the stage.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at The Van Buren, six community members will share live first-person narratives about the workplace.

Last time at Storytellers:Outdoor Adventures

We'll hear from Pamela Spence, who spent 22 years living and working abroad. After an unexpected death of a loved one, Spence moves back to the United States. Upon her return, she searches for her new identity, works various jobs (where she experiences culture shock) and goes back to school to receive her Master's degree.

"The work experiences in my life have provided me with personal growth and new perceptions of the world."

Related:2017 storytellers events schedule, tickets

Coming Up: Food and Family, 7-9 p.m. Nov. 16.

Like Spence, Erika Ferrin worked multiple jobs at non-profits, but there was one common thread between them all.

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Erika Ferrin (Photo: ASU Innovation Hub)

"When Bill Cosby repeatedly crosses your path, unrelated, in every job you've had, you know the universe is trying to tell you something," she said. "(My story) is really about how celebrities, money and fame can be used as a platform, for better or worse. To me, motivations matter most."

And, Jen Cushman will share how her career path as a journalist led her to find her real passion. She'll explain how her talents and passions mixed during an interview she conducted. 

"My intrinsic quest for creativity caused an event during my career as a business reporter that made me realize that while words are my innate talent, art is my passion."

We hope you'll join us for a night of storytelling featuring the workplace. 

Related: Listen to stories from across the country on The Storytellers Project Podcast

Storytellers Project: Outdoor Adventures

When: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11.  

Where: The Van Buren, 401 W. Van Buren St, Phoenix.

Admission: $10. Students are $5.

Details: tickets.azcentral.com

To be considered as a storyteller, visit storytellersproject.com and click on "Speak".

To ask about supporting partnerships, contact michael.heller@gannett.com.

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Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 6 Melissa Fossum at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 7 Melissa Fossum at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 8 Melissa Fossum at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 9 Melissa Fossum at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 10 Melissa Fossum at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 11 Lizbeth Congiusti at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 12 Lizbeth Congiusti at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 13 Lizbeth Congiusti at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 14 Lizbeth Congiusti at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 15 Lizbeth Congiusti 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Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 30 Seth Conaway at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 31 Seth Conaway at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 32 Seth Conaway at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 33 Seth Conaway at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 34 Seth Conaway at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 35 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 36 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 37 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 38 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 39 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 40 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 41 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republicarizona-storytellers-project-work-stories-1011 photo 42 Karina Bland at the Arizona Storytellers: Life & Death at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Aug 30, 2017.  Carlos Salcedo/Special for The Republic

 

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