It’s back! An evening of women’s storytelling

Island Women Speak, the popular women’s storytelling event at the Stonington Opera House, is coming back! Seven women, seven generations, seven true stories. We have a new line up of multi-generational speakers, from age 20 to age 94, for our next event on May 24th. Please welcome Nicole Nolan, representing Team 20; Amanda Larrabee for Team 30; Melissa Jones-Bayley for Team 40; Becky Siebert for Team 50; Suzy Shepard for Team 60; Judith Jerome for Team 70; and Ginger Reiman for Team 90.

And this time we have a provocative theme which should keep everyone on the edge of their seats: Island secrets or How to live honestly on an island. Each of our speakers will perform a five-minute personal story that she has written on the theme. There will be truth-telling, there will be surprises, there will be wine (at intermission). Men are invited, of course! To learn more, contact producer Debbie Weil.

Thursday May 24, 2018 at 7 PM at the Stonington Opera House. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Theme: “Island secrets.” Don’t miss out! Mark your calendar and plan to join us for an evening of live story-telling.

Click here to read more about our inaugural evening on Jan. 18, 2018.

Media coverage of our first event

Our January event was written up in the local paper, the Island Ad-Vantages, highlighting our speakers and why they chose to participate: Island Women Speak shares stories of eight local women.

Channel 5 TV

We were also featured in a two-minute feature story on Channel 5 WABI-TV: Eight Women Share Stories of Life on Stonington and Deer Isle. Click below to watch the clip.

The inspiration: Generation Women in NYC

With thanks to Georgia Clark and Generation Women in NYC, who inspired me to bring a multi-generational storytelling event for women to Maine.

Photos: I performed as Team 60 with Generation Women in October 2017. More GenWomen photos here.