Haight Ashbury Seniors Host Storytelling Night

Haight Ashbury Seniors Host Storytelling NightPhoto: Camden Avery/Hoodline
Camden Avery
Published on October 17, 2017

Tonight at its regular meeting at the Park Branch Library, the Haight Ashbury Seniors will host a Moth-style storytelling event themed "Tales Of The City," which will explore participants' varied relationships to San Francisco.

The event is free and open to the public. "You are welcome to come just as an audience member," the event announcement reads, "but even better, come participate and tell a story!"

Tonight's storytelling session is part of a broader project for the Haight Ashbury Seniors—initially organized late last summer by resident Cosi Fabian—which aims to give the area's seniors a set of resources for building a shared community and providing cultural programming.

Rules for the evening, meant to be loosely structured, flexible, and welcoming, are few:

  • stories are no more than 5 minutes long;
  • stories are true accounts of events that happened to the presenet;
  • all stories are told, not read;
  • the theme may be interpreted extremely loosely, so make of it what you will.

Advance signup is not required; the invitation to participate is open to anyone moved to speak.