Pop-Up Stories

A mobile storytelling project from WKAR Current State, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University, and community partners.

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Storyteller Zoë Van Dorn
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Today we’re bringing you the final story we selected from our last Pop-Up Stories in June that was held at Fenner Nature Center. The theme was “blazing a trail.” At six and a half years old, Zoë Van Dorn is our youngest storyteller ever. Here she is telling a short but sweet story about a family trip.


Storyteller Marissa Thaler
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

All week long we’ve been bringing you stories from our last event at Fenner Nature Center, where the theme was “blazing a trail.” Here’s a story from storyteller Marissa Thaler about how her mom helped their family change course.

 


Storyteller Meghan Pineda
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

All week long we’re bringing you stories from our June Pop-Up Stories event that was held at Fenner Nature Center. The theme was “blazing a trail.” Here’s storyteller Meghan Pineda sharing about a time when she turned an ending into a new beginning.


Storyteller Rebecca Douglas
Katie Cook / WKAR-MSU

We’re broadcasting stories from our June Pop-Up Stories at Fenner Nature Center all week long. The theme was “blazing a trail.”

 

Here’s storyteller Rebecca Douglas with a story about  childhood creativity gone wrong.


Storyteller Josh Lown
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

We’re broadcasting stories from our June Pop-Up Stories event all week long. It was at Fenner Nature Center, and the theme was “blazing a trail.” Hear storyteller Josh Lown share a story about a solo trip that changed him.


'On the Road Again' | Pop-Up Stories

Aug 1, 2017
Pop-Up Stories
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Friday, August 11 at 6:30pm at the Great Lakes Folk Festival | Summer is the season for road trips...

A portrait of Alexandra Leonard
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Every day this week, we’re bringing you a story from our last Pop-Up Stories event, where the theme was "reaping what you sow."

Here’s storyteller Alexandra Leonard with a different take on the theme- and just a warning- the story involves some details about a wild animal preying on other animals.

 


A portrait of Faizan Shafique
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Every day this week, we’re bringing you a story from our last Pop-Up Stories event, where the theme was "reaping what you sow."

Here’s storyteller Faizan Shafique sharing an important lesson he learned when he was a boy.

A portrait of Tyra High
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Every day this week, we’re bringing you a story from our last Pop-Up Stories event, where the theme was "reaping what you sow."

Here’s storyteller Tyra High sharing about how she and her mother learned to sow into each other’s lives.


A portrait of Inna Phelps
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Every day this week, we’re bringing you a story from our last Pop-Up Stories event, where the theme was "reaping what you sow."

 

Here’s storyteller Inna Phelps sharing about her experiences with karma.

 

A portrait of Alice Dreger
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

We celebrate storytelling in many ways here at WKAR. We bring you the news, but also the stories behind the headlines. We tell you the stories of communities and the people in them. And we also ask you to tell us your stories.

 

 


Portrait of storyteller Drew Prosch-Jensen at Abrams Planetarium
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR’s last Pop-Up Stories event was in February at Abrams Planetarium and the theme was “it’s in the stars.”

Drew Prosch-Jensen told a story inspired by the “dark side of the moon.”

The audience sits in Abrams Planetarium underneath the starry ceiling.
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Lansing City Market.

They say you should treat others the way you want to be treated, but what happens when you don’t?

We want to hear your personal stories of good deeds, karma, revenge, and “reaping what you sow.” 

Maybe you did something you shouldn’t have and you got what was coming to you… or you got away with it. What did you learn? 
On the other hand, you might have a story of hard work that paid off, or a tale of spreading kindness that has a happy ending.

Melissa Osborn telling her story at Urban Beat
Katie Wittenauer / MSU-RCAH

Here’s a story from our January Pop-Up Stories where the theme was “clean slate.”

 

Storyteller Melissa Osborn shared her story of leaving a domestic violence situation, and using that experience to help others.

Khalid Ibrahim standing at the microphone telling a story
Katie Wittenauer / RCAH- MSU

 

The theme of our January Pop-Up Stories event was “clean slate.” Storyteller Khalid Ibrahim shared his story about immigrating to the US from Pakistan when he was twelve.

 


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