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Five Boro Story Project celebrates storytelling, film and music in Brooklyn

Brooklyn-based writer and storyteller Michele Carlo will perform in Gowanus on May 8 as part of the Five Boro Story Project.  Photo by Jason Thompson

Marking the launch of the Five Boro Story Project, producer Bridget Bartolini, Brooklyn-based author/performer Michele Carlo, and filmmaker Heather Quinlan have come together to present “I’m Tawkin’ Here: Storytelling with a New Yawk Accent,” a citywide celebration of New York storytellers and musicians.

On five consecutive Wednesdays, from April 10th through May 8th, one event will be held in each borough. The series features the return of Michele Carlo’s storytelling series “It Came From New York,” along with excerpts from “If These Knishes Could Talk,” the definitive documentary on the New York accent by Heather Quinlan. The group’s Brooklyn event will take place on May 8 at Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus.

Featuring musical odes to the borough, true stories from three borough-natives and one “token” non-native storyteller, and an excerpt from Knishes, each night will celebrate the unique character of a different borough.

“I’m Tawkin’ Here” brings New Yorkers together with stories that celebrate the neighborhoods, history and culture of the five boroughs, sharing insight into what it’s like to actually grow up in the place everyone moves to. Channeling the powers of storytelling and film, the events enlighten, entertain and prove that instead of being mere modes of escape, our bridges and tunnels are in fact, connectors of culture.

The May 8 event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Gemini & Scorpio Loft is located at 255 Douglass Street (3rd Ave.) in Brooklyn, NY.  Take the “N” train to Union Street or #2 subway to Nevins Street.

For the full event schedule, please visit http://www.fiveborostoryproject.org/calendar-of-events/

May 8, 2013 - 10:00am


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