Wednesday, November 5 | Stories of Home

This November is Tell It: Brooklyn’s 3rd anniversary, so we’re having a very special show to celebrate.

It’s National Runaway Prevention Month and we’re teaming up with the National Runaway Safeline on their campaign to spread awareness of the homeless youth crisis through themed storytelling events across the country.

Piecing It all TogetherWednesday, November 5, Tell It: Brooklyn is thrilled to present a line up of 5 stellar storytellers sharing their tales about running away or not feeling so welcome at home when they were kids.

Meet us at The Fifth Estate in Park Slope (506 5th Ave between 12th & 13th) to hear Amber Drea, Lori Baird, Julie Polk, Lisa Kirchner, Mike Guild and Mark Pagan all tell their Stories of Home.

And of course, there’s also YOU.

If you have a story about your own experience of being a runaway or just dreaming of the day you could break the hell out, come on down & drop your name in the can for a chance to tell it.

The can will drop at 7:30 & stories will drop at 8. As always, Tell It: Brooklyn is 100% FREE.

Can’t wait to see you there!


Amber Drea in Harlem - May 2014

Amber Drea is a writer and storyteller who lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her writing has been published by, and, among others, and she’s appeared on various storytelling shows and podcasts, including Risk!, TALE, Sideshow Goshko and Local Stories.

Lori Baird

Lori Baird is a writer and host of Talk Therapy Stories and Open Mic, a monthly storytelling show about mental health at QED in Astoria. Her stories have been heard on The Moth and RISK! podcasts and she has performed live at RISK!, Sunday Night Sex Talks, and Bad Feelings, among others.


Mark Pagán is an award-winning filmmaker, comedian, and writer living in Brooklyn. His performances and films have been showcased at places such as PBS, Slamdance Film Festival, Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, The Moth, People’s Improv Theater, Studio Theatre, and Kramer Gallery. Find him on Twitter @TheMarkPagan.

Mike Guild

Mike Guild is a storyteller regularly seen at The Dump!, Nights of our Lives and he hosts Movie Night with Mike at the Creek and the Cave. Mike also is a writer/director and producer all over NYC. Follow him on Twitter @MikeGuildNYC.

Lisa laughing in sunglasses

LISA L. KIRCHNER is the author of Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar At one time she was simultaneously the dating columnist for an alternative newsweekly, bridal editor for a society rag and the religion reporter for a gay and lesbian newspaper. None of that was helpful in Qatar. More at

Julie Polk small

Julie Polk trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and at the University of Delaware’s Professional Theater Training Program, and holds an MFA in creative writing from the New School. She’s been seen and/or heard on the RISK! podcast, Talk Therapy, at the Moth, and on as many Mondays as possible at the beloved Happy Hour Story Hour open mic. She writes for a branding agency by day and teaches playwriting at Manhattan College (also by day). You can find more of her stories and general blatherings about writing at, and a collection of (other peoples’) writing snippets that she loves on her Tumblr, Read Delicious. She is delighted to be part of this very special show.

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