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Stoop Storytelling

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here's a Stoop Story from Jessie Bennett about lessons of gratitude and family. You can hear her story and others at the Stoop site or on the Stoop podcast.

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here’s a Stoop Story told by Alvin Eng in 2015 about the racism his parents experienced as Chinese immigrants to the U.S., and his struggle to be an “All American” boy. You can hear his story and others at Stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop podcast. You can attend a LIVE Stoop event, Holiday Hootenanny, coming up Dec. 12. 

A bevy of holiday events this weekend in Baltimore: tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, the Creative Alliance will celebrate Kwanzaa Family Day with face painting, food, and art activities. Then, tomorrow evening, a flotilla will illuminate the harbor during the 32nd Annual Parade of Lighted Boats. The parade begins at the Anchorage Marina on Boston St. And on Sunday evening, Patterson Park will light its pagoda and celebrate the season with local vendors and live music.

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here's a Stoop Story from Erin Fostel about going above and beyond for a loved one. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast.

Brilliant Baltimore starts today! The combined Baltimore Book Festival and Light City celebration runs from today through Nov. 10. Hundreds of authors and poets, culinary events and dazzling illumination--like the 3-D drone light show Friday and Saturday night in the skies above the Inner Harbor. 

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here's a Stoop Story from Robyn Stegman about finding her true voice -- by becoming the voice -- of Mr. Trash Wheel in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast. And fans of Mr. Trash Wheel, Professor Trash Wheel and Captain Trash Wheel won’t want to miss the second annual ‘Trash Wheel Fan fest’ tomorrow evening, Sept. 21 at Peabody Heights Brewery at 401 E. 30th St. It starts at 7 p.m.

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here's a stoop story by Manfred van Dulman  about a time he changed his mind ... and decided to grow up. You can hear his story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast.

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here’s a Stoop Story from Sharon Gorenstein about the winding path to marriage. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com.

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here's a Stoop Story from Nikki Gamer, about facing down a dark depression and emerging in the light. You can hear more stories like hers on May 21 at the live Stoop storytelling event: ‘Out of Stigma’s Shadow: Stories about mental health, mental illness, and the mysteries inside our heads.”

Stoop Storytelling Series

That was a Stoop Story from from World War II Women's Army Auxiliary Corps member Catharine Deitch about her whirlwind world tour in the military. You can hear her story and many others at Stoopstorytelling.com, as well as on the Stoop podcast.

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here’s a Stoop Story from Christine Sajecki (SahJEKee) about giving her all, for her art! You can hear her story and others at Stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop podcast.

Would you like to tell a Stoop story in 2019? Visit these links: Wanna share a story about your experience with a pet or predator? Go here. Wanna share a story about leading while female? Go here. Wanna share a story about working or eating in restaurants? Go here -- but this is an open mic so no need to submit a story. Just show up! Wanna share a story about work, career, vocation, or what you do to get paid? Go here. Wanna share a story that doesn't fit these themes? Go here.

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Mike Molina tells his Stoop Story about the power of forgiveness, humility and how those small acts can do a lot for humanity.  You can hear his story and others at Stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop podcast.

Here is a Stoop Story from Fabiola Ramirez, about how her family came to the U.S. and thrived against all odds. It's an immigrant family’s tale of courage, strength and perseverance. Caution: Her story includes references to domestic violence. You can hear her story and others at Stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop podcast.

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here's a Stoop Story from Petula Caesar, about perception … deception … and realizing one’s truth. You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com, or on the Stoop podcast.

Stoop Storytelling Series

Maisha Drayton tells her Stoop Story about the power of narrative and facing one’s own misconceptions about others. You can hear her story and others, at StoopStorytelling.com and also on the Stoop podcast.

The next Stoop event is October 25th at the Senator Theatre. Storytellers will share on the theme, "Mix-ups, Mistakes, and Misunderstandings".

Stoop Storytelling Series

Sean Beier tells the story of meeting his intimidating Russian father in law for the first time ... and why every man should own a watch. You can hear his story and others at Stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop Podcast.

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A Stoop Story by Lilly Gibbons, about the power of finding one’s voice, and what good can happen if you don’t take ‘no’ for an answer. You can hear her story and others at Stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop podcast.

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Here's a Stoop Story from Robert Marbury, author of ‘Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself’.’ Marbury will be a judge for the Baltimore Taxidermy Open competition at the Walters Art Museum on Sept. 6. You can hear his story and others at stoopstorytelling.com or on the stoop podcast.

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here’s a Stoop Story from Gregory Hartzler Miller about going off the grid and finding his truth. You can hear his story and others at stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop podcast

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Jesus Perez tells his Stoop story about adjusting to life in Baltimore after his family left Mexico and fighting for immigrant’s rights in the United States. You can hear his story and others at stoopstorytelling.com.

Stoop Storytelling Series

John Marra, a member of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society artistic council, tells a Stoop Story about the magic of community theater and the importance of believing in yourself, always. You can hear his story and others at stoopstorytelling.com.

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Here's a Stoop story by Janet Stephens, about how her passion for hair and archeology have come together. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast.

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Here's a Stoop story from Hannah Feldman, about her encounters of the 'Merlin' kind. You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com or on the Stoop podcast.

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here’s a stoop story from astrophysicist and Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess, of Johns Hopkins and the Space Telescope Science Institute. He told his story at a tribute to Senator Barbara Mikulski, about her dedication to supporting scientific research. You can hear his story and others at stoopstorytelling.com or at the Stoop podcast.

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Rohai Zod tells a stoop story about cultivating a patriotic and parental love, and the sacrifice that comes with it. He told it at last year’s Strong City Stoop event called ‘Live and Learn: The Immigrant Experience.’ This year’s Strong City Stoop Storytelling theme is “Keep Calm and ___” on Feb. 23 at 7pm at the University of Baltimore’s Wright Theater. More info here.

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That was a Stoop Story from Melani Douglass, great, great grandaughter of Frederick Douglass and founder of the nomadic Family Arts Museum. She told of a holiday party that turned ugly ... and setting the record straight with a racist guest. Particularly meaningful as we commemorate the 200th anniversary of Douglass’ birth this month. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com--as well as the Stoop podcast.

Stoop Storytelling Series

Here’s a Stoop Story from English teacher Murph McManus about finding an unexpected dance partner and a memorable polka. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast.

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WBJC classical music host Judith Krummeck tells a Stoop Story about her life in more than a dozen houses, across multiple continents. It taught her that home ... is where you make it. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com.

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Here's a Stoop Story from Taya Dunn Johnson about how being a rebellious fourth grader directly affected her Christmas that year -- a lesson that has stayed with her always. You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com.

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Here's a Stoop Story by Meg Adams, talking about her travels to Antarctica and finding the warm feeling of home, even in a frozen tundra. You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com

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Louis Blank tells the story about how even the uninvited guests to his wedding felt special. Don't miss the Stoop’s season kickoff, The Stoop in The Dark: Stories about the Unseen, Unknown, and Untold, Thursday, October 26, 7:00 pm at the The Senator Theatre. You can find information and more stories at stoopstorytelling dot com.

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The Stoop Storytelling Series has been delighting Baltimore audiences with true, hilarious and heartbreaking tales from ordinary people, since 2006. Stoop founders and hosts, Jessica Myles Henkin and Laura Wexler, join us to talk about themes for the new season. They include senatorial roasts, freaky families, the 1980s and excursions into the unknown. Find more details here!

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