Porch Talk Project

Calling All Storytellers:

When was the last time you sat down with your friends and swapped stories?

The Appalachian Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Appalachia Book Company and with support from Pike County Extension Fine Arts, is thrilled to introduce our new live storytelling and conversation series, Porch Talk at the App.


We all love sitting on the porch and talking with our friends. Porch Talk at the App is your chance to share your stories with our community. Come tell your story solo or in conversation with your friends. We want to hear the family tales you've collected, the personal stories about important moments in your life, and the remembrances of the people who matter to you.

The first chance to share your story at Porch Talk at the App is Feb. 18, 2020.

Storytellers interested in contributing are invited to attend writing workshops to craft their personal stories into monologues that will be performed onstage. In these workshops participants will be able to present, generate, and revise their stories. They will be able to work with a professional editor and will be coached in sharing their work in front of a live audience. The workshops are open to writers ages 18 and up. Stories generated in the workshops will be considered for publication.

Workshops will be held on January 23, 30 and February 6 and 13 at from 6:30 – 9 pm at the Pike County Extension Fine Arts at 148 Trivette Drive in Pikeville. Writing supplies and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact the Appalachia Book Company at appalachiabookco@protonmail.com. To pre-register, contact Pike County Extension Fine Arts at 606-432-2534 or emilyknelson@uky.edu.

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  • January 23, 30 (@ Pike Co.  Extension)

  • February 6,13 (@ Pike Co.  Extension)

  • February 18 (@ The App)