Stories 2022

WordFest Youth Poetry Slam Finals

Co-presented with the Word

FREE. See rising stars of the spoken word world and cheer on the next generation of poets.

Long Table Dinner: Food, Fellowship & Stories

Celebrate food and fellowship among friends and family with music by singer-songwriter Lara Herscovitch; stories from Mark Scerra, ChaChanna Simpson, and Laconia Therrio about human commonality; and nourishment from Soul de Cuba Cafe, Olea, Claire’s CornerCopia, and Olmo Kitchen.

WordFest Invitational Poetry Slam

In partnership with the Word

Returning to the Festival with a $1000 prize at stake, WordFest brings together a number of the Northeast’s hottest slam poets in heated competition.

Historias inmigrantes con Nestor Gomez

Un evento en español

GRATIS. Néstor “The Boss” Gomez trae las historias de inmigrantes y refugiados de todo el mundo en su espectáculo de narración de cuentos 80 Minutes Around The World.

Storytelling at the Cross Roads

In partnership with Arts for Learning CT

FREE. In this captivating storytelling event for kids, award-winning storyteller and mime Antonio Rocha showcases stories from around the world with character movements, sound effects and voices.

Story Workshop with Nestor Gomez

FREE. Learn how to craft engaging stories with veteran storyteller Nestor Gomez, three-time Chicago Grand Slam Champion and author of Your Driver Has Arrived

Stir the Style: A Storytelling Mashup

Storytellers Nestor Gomez, Shawn Taylor, Nick Baskerville, Terry Wolfisch Cole, and Motoko Dworkin will take the stage for 10-minute performances, each bookended by the indie folk stylings of musical guest Lys Guillorn.

A Funny Thing Happened the Other Day: Comedy Workshop with Nick Baskerville

Nick Baskerville’s elaborate stories intertwine humor with legacy and memories to generate an experience centered on creating deep-rooted human connections.

Pecha Kucha

How much can you share in 20 slides, 20 seconds each?

How much can you share in 20 slides, 20 seconds each? In PechaKucha, performers tell a story on a subject of their choosing in a unique presentational format.


In this interactive storytelling event featuring SheSpeak, a collaborative of creative women from throughout Connecticut, audience members will share a personal story inspired by the theme of “connection.”