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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Pop-Up Stories: The Heat is On

Aug 22, 2016
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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Wed. Aug. 31 at 6pm at Red Cedar Spirits in East Lansing | If you can't stand the heat... stand on a stage and tell a story!

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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

Jay Wagar tells a story at our most recent Pop-Up Stories event on the theme "The Call of the Wild."


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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Missy Lilje was a storyteller at our most recent Pop-Up Stories event on the theme of "Putting Down Roots."

Esperanza Rubio Torres photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Ahead of tonight's Pop-Up Stories event in East Lansing, we have a story from last month's event from Esperanza Rubio Torres.


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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Most people roots are determined by family. We learned that at Current State’s most recent Pop-Up Stories event, but we also learned from a Lansing man that livelihood also plays a role.


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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Roxanne Andrews told her story of putting down roots at WKAR's most recent Pop-Up Stories event.


Pop-Up Stories: The Call of the Wild

Jul 13, 2016
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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

​Wed. Aug. 10 at 7pm at Valley Court Park, East Lansing | The Great Outdoors beckons… have you answered the call? 

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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Current State brings you a Pop-Up Story from our most recent event at the Allen Marketplace in Lansing, this time from Marissa Thaler.


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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

At a recent Pop-Up Stories event, Sarah Kwilinski told the story of her talk with her three-year-old child about the birds and the bees.


Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

One of our recent live storytelling events, “Pop-Up Stories,” took place at the Robin Theatre in REO Town in May. The theme was “The Birds and the Bees.”

Volunteer storytellers shared their true, first-person stories on that theme.

Today we hear Jay Wagar’s story about a high school sweetheart.

The theme of our most recent Pop-Up Stories event at the Robin Theater was "The Birds and the Bees."

Pop-Up Stories: Putting Down Roots

Jun 8, 2016
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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Wed. Jun. 29 at 5:30pm at the Allen Market Place |  Have you ever picked up and moved to make a home in a new place? Or stayed put because you’ve felt a sense of belonging? 

Dedria Humphries Barker photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

One of our recent Pop-Up Stories events was at the Robin Theatre in Lansing. The theme was “The Birds and the Bees.”


Pop-Up Story: ‘Mesmerized by Ms. Right’

May 24, 2016
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Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

At a recent Pop-Up Stories event, Ben Pineda told the tale of how he met his wife.


Carol Edmunds photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

In advance of WKAR's next Pop-Up Stories event on May 25th, we have a story from our last event about operating a restaurant in downtown Lansing from Carol Edmunds.


Pop-Up Stories: The Birds and the Bees

May 13, 2016
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

Wed. May, 25 at 6 p.m. at The Robin Theatre | “Let me tell you 'bout the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and the moon up above- and a thing called love”... remember that song?

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