Anyone who loves a good story is in for a real treat. And if you love animals? Even better.
Seats are on sale now for "Tell Me Another: Tails," a storytelling show set for Saturday, April 21, 6:30-10 p.m., benefiting Connecticut Humane Society pets. Eight storytellers will take to the stage at the Town and County Club, 22 Woodland St., Hartford, to share personal tales (err, tails) of life experiences that all center around animals.
These aren't once-upon-a-time, happily-ever-after fairytale stories. They're personal, they're emotional, they're cry-from-laughing-so-hard hilarious, and they're all real.
Along with a great show, guests can also look forward to delicious hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and a silent auction (think getaways, works of art and culinary packages). The evening includes free on-site parking.
All funds raised at the storytelling event will benefit lifesaving care of pets at CHS. Pets like Norman, a 3-year-old cat found outside as a stray who needed eye surgery in CHS’ medical department and has gone to a new, loving home. And like Mandi, a 10-year-old bulldog/boxer mix who had a mass removed and was monitored for a heart murmur at CHS before finding her new family.
With each pet at CHS receiving full-service medical treatment—ranging from spays, neuters and vaccinations to more complex expert care—by a staff veterinary team, funds for medical care are needed more than ever before. Proceeds from “Tell Me Another: Tails” will support this lifesaving medical attention.
Reserve seats at chstails.auction-bid.org. Anyone interested in nabbing one of the eight storyteller spots can pitch a personal story to CHS by visiting bit.ly/TellYourAnimalStory. Five lucky winners with great stories will be chosen for the opportunity and workshop their piece with Terry Wolfisch Cole, one of the event’s three featured storytellers.
Wolfisch Cole began her storytelling career with an unexpected win at her first Moth StorySLAM last year, and followed it with a GrandSLAM victory. She was featured on the Moth Radio Hour on NPR and that same story was featured in Reader’s Digest last summer. She launched Tell Me Another, her own series of workshops and storytelling shows, in 2017.
Two other featured storytellers for “Tell Me Another: Tails” include Dave Calibey and Tracey Segarra.
Calibey has had a comic strip and editorial cartoons published in the Hartford Courant. He describes himself as an amateur storyteller who shares his perspectives on the world’s twists and turns.
Segarra launched her career in New York City as a news reporter and editor, telling the stories of other people. These days, she tells stories about her own life. She has appeared on the Moth Radio Hour and hosts a Long Island-based storytelling show, "Now You're Talking!"For more information, seats and sponsorships, visit chstails.auction-bid.org or call Priscilla Clark at 860-594-4502, ext. 6307.
For more information on CHS, visit CThumane.org