Honestly Spooked

V1’s storytelling series revels in scary stories

Eric Christenson, photos by Luong Huynh

Our every-other-month storytelling event, Let’s Be Honest, always takes a turn for the spooky in October. It’s a chance for people to come together, listen, and get creeped out by personal stories of fearful encounters, dreadful feelings, real-life horror, and that eerie thing right around the corner. The theme for the storytelling night on Oct. 21 is “Spook Your Guts” out and features stories by local theater veteran Bob Carr, local teacher Ken Szymanski, UW-Eau Claire English lecturer Katie Vagnino, and singer/songwriter Brian Bethke (whose new album is called Ghost Songs, dont’cha know). And, of course, as with every Let’s Be Honest, there will be an open mic portion to end the night. So if you’re out there reading this, and you have a five-minute story that will make the hairs on the back of everybody’s neck stand up, come by and tell it. We’re looking to get seriously spooked! Also, don’t forget: In December, there are three holiday-related Let’s Be Honest events in a row on the first three Thursdays of the month.

Let’s Be Honest – A Grown-Up Storytelling Series: “Spook Your Guts Out” • Oct. 21 • The V1 Gallery, 405 N Dewey St., Eau Claire • 7pm • FREE • VolumeOne.org

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