AN EXCITING New Event!

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APRIL 10, 2018

AT THE STATE THEATRE

Show & Tell will be a celebration of the power of writing and storytelling, and will raise awareness of young peoples’ need for confidence-building creative literacy instruction.

This 90-minute literary cabaret will showcase stories across mediums from a variety of storytellers including writer Andre Dubus III, singer-songwriter Josh Ritter,  novelist Paula McClain, and poet Zainab Almatwari. Humorist John Hodgman and comedian Jean Grae will emcee the evening.

The State Theatre is a historic 1,300 seat music hall in downtown Portland that regularly hosts national musical acts and comedy shows. All proceeds from the event will be used to support The Telling Room's free writing programs for Maine youth.

Your ticket purchases will directly support The Telling Room’s programs, including Writers Block, Young Emerging Authors, Super Famous Writers Series, Young Writers & Leaders, and much more!

PLAN AHEAD

Schedule of Events

5:30pm
Doors open for Host Committee Cocktail Reception

6:30pm
Doors open for Main Event

7:30pm – 9:00pm
Live show featuring six very special guests!

What to Wear

Approach Show & Tell as a casual "night out at the theater." Feel free to come as you are, dress for cocktails, or go all out. We know Portland appreciates the opportunity to get fancy, but please know it's not required. We're up for anything!

VENUE

The State Theatre is a historic theater located at 609 Congress Street in downtown Portland, Maine, which features a combination of Moorish and Art Deco architecture. It reopened as a 1,870-seat performing arts venue in 2010.

BUY TICKETS

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Donating to The Telling Room is about believing in our students.

Your ticket purchases will directly support The Telling Room’s programs, including Writers Block, the Anthology Project, Young Emerging Authors, Super Famous Writers Series, Young Writers & Leaders, and much more!

Join our host committee for early-bird premium seats!

General admission tickets will go on sale January 23rd via Ticketmaster.

ABOUT THE TELLING ROOM

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The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center dedicated to the idea that children and young adults are natural storytellers.

Focused on young writers ages 6 to 18, we seek to build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real audiences for our students. We believe that the power of creative expression can change our communities and prepare our youth for future success. We offer a wide variety of free creative writing programs to Maine youth at our Writing Center downtown and at schools and community based organizations all over the state.

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