The Santa Fe Speakeasy is happy to announce our next event: Personal Stories of War. In what ways have you experienced war, how has war shaped your life, and what does war mean for you?
Prolonged states of conflict or turmoil are a quintessential part of our human experience. We are soliciting your tales about war in any sense that you understand it; from your personal battles to war between egos; from strife in the family (with parents or children) or community to conflict with sources of authority and war between states. We in the U.S. have all been affected by wars on/of drugs, wars of/on poverty, wars on/of terrorism, wars on/of cancer . . . war on war, and war on Christmas. Wars underlie our founding myths and they inform our rationales for progress and evolution. We’ve fought spiritual wars with ourselves in quiet corners of our own minds, entered physical wars with our body to change its form and constitution, and agitated in armed conflict to exert power over others. As pacifists some have fled wars to uphold values. For these same reason warriors have sought to engage in it.Transformation, stagnation and obliteration have all been consequenc es of our wars. From Kali to Gloria Steinem, to Ulysses to Edward Snowdon, we’ve all had our battles . . . We’d like to hear about a special battle from the trenches of your life.
Send your storytelling pitch for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a title and the nitty-gritty of your story in no more than 4 sentences. Complete stories must be between 5-10 minutes long, totally true and have happened to you.
The deadline for story submissions is July 4th. Selected pitches will be contacted by July 7th to present you story at the Santa Fe SpeakEasy on Tuesday, July 9th.
. . . or simply come by, have great pizza and beer, and enjoy a wonderful show. No reading and no notes. Just real-stories told live by people in the Santa Fe community.
Tuesday, July 9th at Back Road Pizza (1807 2nd Street) from 7:00-8:30 pm. Pass the word on.
Awesomeness is encouraged!