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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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.

 


Pop-Up Stories crowd
WKAR-MSU

Thur. Feb. 23 at 6:30pm at the MSU Abrams Planetarium | Do you believe in destiny? Come share your stories about fate, fortune, and things that are (or aren’t) meant to be!

Peter Johnston at the microphone telling a story
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

The last Pop-Up Stories event of 2016 took place at REACH Studio Art Gallery in REO Town. 

The theme was “turning over a new leaf.” Storyteller Peter Johnston shared a story about moving to Chicago right after college.

Po-Up Stories microphone photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

WKAR’s Pop-Up Stories will be back with an event in Old Town Lansing this week. Scott Pohl talks with producer Katie Cook about what’s in store.

microphone with Pop-Up stories button pins
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Thursday January, 12 at 6:30 pm at Urban Beat Event Center in Old Town, Lansing.  

Ana Holguin photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

We hear a story from storyteller Ana Holguin at our most recent Pop-Up Stories event.


Dan Nuñez photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

We hear from storyteller Dan Nuñez, who took part in Current State's most recent Pop-Up Stories event in Lansing.


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