Watch “Anniversary Apart”

Thank everyone who was able to come out to No, YOU Tell It! “Anniversary Apart” the first show of our ten-year anniversary season!

It was truly incredible to hear those stories come to life and see such great performances from each of the storytellers. Click here for the show program.

Sad you missed? Good news! Watch the show here:

If you want, you can still make a $15 suggested tax-deductible donation in support of the series. Pay what and only if you can – more is always welcome! Click here to donate.

First 2022 No, YOU Tell It! Show

The first No, YOU Tell It! show of our 10-Year Anniversary Season is one week from today!!!

After two story meetings, these storytellers are readying their tales for a virtual tri-flip on 1/27. Come out and hear these stories based on the theme “Anniversary Apart”

PLUS you can win a donation in your name and a puppy named after you, supporting Friends with Four Paws by winning story trivia.

Register now:

Year of No, YOU Tell It!

One of the things I’m most grateful for in 2021 was producing and hosting our first live No, YOU Tell It! show in two years at Culture Lab, LIC. Made possible, in part, by my #CityArtistCorps grant.

Preparations for the new year have begun and I am excited to get back out there in 2022 with more for our upcoming 10th anniversary!

CLICK HERE to help support our No, YOU Tell It! 2022: Ten-Year Anniversary Season. (Plus, your donation is tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, The Field.)

Wishing everyone peace and love at the end of this often trying year – looking forward to swapping more stories in 2022!

Kelly Jean 

Drop-In Creative Writing Workshop

The Astoria Bookshop drop-in creative writing workshop continues every other Sunday via Zoom. Next up, 11/7 at 4 pm!

11/7: Beings + Things: Objects in the Time of Covid
Did the pandemic give an ordinary object new meaning?
How can that object tell the story of your state of being?
We’ll inspire some writing by sharing the “stuff” that got us through.
Click here to register.

11/21: Give Me a Deadline: Feedback Workshop
Have a piece or need a deadline to finish one? We will share screens and read each other’s drafts out loud and provide group feedback. 1800 words (or less).
Participation is limited to 4 people, so click here to register and grab your spot today.

No, YOU Tell It! “Defiant”

Our Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend event is in two weeks! We’re teaming up with Lambda Literary again for a night of queer storytelling with a twist.

The four curated storytellers are working together to develop their true tales inspired by the theme “Defiant” on the page.

Come out to Culture Lab in Long Island City on 9/28 at 7 pm and watch as they swap and present each other’s stories on stage. Plus, literary prizes from The Astoria Bookshop!