November 4, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson
Food and good stories complement one another like Nutella and pretzels (just try it if you don’t believe me). And later this month, the first-ever Louisville Storytellers event will turn the spotlight on this entertaining combination.
Louisville Storytellers is a quarterly event from the Courier-Journal that will showcase people telling stories around a particular theme. It’s reminiscent of The Moth StorySlam, a monthly storytelling competition that I host ever other month at Headliners Music Hall. But rather than randomly drawing participants from an NPR-friendly tote bag, the Louisville Storytellers show will feature pre-selected storytellers.
Anyhoodles, the first Louisville Storytellers will take place Nov. 16 at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The theme of the night is “Confessions from the Kitchen: Stories from the world of restaurants and food.” It’s an exciting bunch of storytellers:
- Elizabeth Kizito – Kizito Cookies (she’s “the Cookie Lady”)
- Patrick Roney – Head chef, The Oakroom in the Seelbach
- Dustin Staggers – Owner, Roux, America. The Diner.
- Josh Moore – Executive chef, Volare Italian Restaurant
- Nancy Miller – Author, Courier-Journal restaurant critic
- Majid Ghavami – Owner, Majid’s
- Nancy Russman – Chef and teacher
- Bruce Ucán – Owner, Mayan Café
- Shirley Mae Beard – Owner, Shirley Mae’s Café
I’m excited about the diverse lineup for Louisville Storytellers. It’s good to see a group of restaurant owners, chefs and cooks that isn’t just made up of folks from white-tablecloth establishments. I’m also super-pumped to see Miss Shirley Mae Beard, who I interviewed for Louisville Diners. If her story is anything like our interview, everyone will be in for a good night.
When: 7 p.m. Nov. 16 (refreshments and cash bar available at 6 p.m.)
Where: Actors Theatre of Louisville
For more information and tickets: https://tickets.courier-journal.com/e/louisville-storytellers-confessions