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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Odyssey Storytelling Presents:


Curated by Carolyn Fort

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Screening Room,

127 E. Congress Street, Tucson, $8

What happens when we go wild? Chandelier swinging, lampshade wearing, or simply retreating into nature. Come take a walk on the wild side with us!

Storytellers: Writer, Melanie Madden; Carroll Hemingway; David Johnsrud; Squid Skid; karaoke aficionado, Logan Mutz; and Evan Davis.

Storyteller Bios: 

Logan Mutz grew up in a small town in Kansas called Belleville before studying Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University in Providence, RI. In Tucson, he works in a group home for dependent youth and enjoys karaoke, writing, and playing ultimate frisbee in his free time. He is very interested in the healing capacity of performance and writing through empathy but is also a huge fan of fart jokes and seeing people trip.

Squid Skid is an energetic tour de force, glitter bomb femme who can often be seen cruising down Tucson streets on their pink scooter with their favorite four-legged life companion, Pansy riding shotgun in the sidecar. Squid has travelled far and wide collecting stories that they refuse to tell over text message. Friends describe Squid as: "a young giant," "sort of a sassy jerk," and "most definitely freckle-backed".... and maybe some other stuff about being generous, kind, and compassionate to all living creatures. Squid is a proud member of Tucson Femme Pirates and co-organizer of the annual GENDERowdy Family Picnic.

Melanie Madden is a storyteller, essayist and poet originally from Barstow, California. Her work has appeared in Timber Journal, The Feminist Wire, Essay Daily, The Mojave River Review, and Zocalo Magazine. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Arizona where she formerly taught English and is currently an Academic Advisor. Melanie serves as a volunteer managing editor for Kore Press and as the storytelling chair of FST! Female StoryTellers.

More coming soon!

Curator Bio:

Coming Soon!


Venue: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress Street, Tucson.

            Parking information found here, and a map identifying downtown parking areas here.



We’ve chosen themes for 2015 to make it easier for future

storytellers to see where your favorite personal story will fit in.

Next Up

April 2, 2015: “Rules”

The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress, Tucson.

Do You have a story? Contact us!


Storytelling is a way to make connections with diverse and different people that you may not meet in your every day life. Because these stories are from our lives they may be amazing, messy, enlightening, disturbing, and entertaining . . . and more.


Six invited storytellers have ten minutes to talk about a specific theme. The stories are not read or memorized, they are told from the life experiences and creativity of the teller.

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