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From First Dates to Heartbreak: Storytelling At The Monti

The Monti
Jessie Gladdek
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When a volunteer storyteller takes the stage at the Triangle’s storytelling event, The Monti, the audience never knows what to expect. He might share a poignant tale about a complex relationship with a parent. Or she might prompt roars of laughter with the story of a first date gone wrong.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Monti founder Jeff Polish about the twists and turns of modern storytelling and listen to samples from some of the best performers. The Monti hosts its season finale show, “End of the Road” Saturday at 8 p.m. at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro.

Laura Lee was the managing editor of The State of Things until mid February 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Laura returned to the Old North state in 2013 after several years in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in political science and international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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