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 Story: ‘Bad Cop, Worse Cop’

Apr 20, 2016
Chuck Upshaw photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

We have another story from our most recent Pop-Up Stories event, this time from Chuck Upshaw.


Pop-Up Story: ‘Hidden Genius’

Apr 14, 2016
Jeffery Ford
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

We have another Pop-Up story from our most recent storytelling event. The theme of the evening was “lucky break.” Today’s selection is from Jeffery Ford, who showed the world he was something far greater than most people thought. 

Pop-Up Story: ‘The Gate Crasher’

Apr 12, 2016
Al Martin Pop-Up Story
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

We have another Pop-Up Story from our most recent storytelling event. The theme was “lucky break.” This one is from WKAR’s Al Martin, and it’s about avoiding trouble at a former workplace.


Pop-Up Story: ‘Bobby Darin in Baghdad’

Mar 25, 2016
Dave Dunckel photo
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR

We have a Pop-Up Story out of Iraq by Dave Dunckel from our event last night at the Broad Art Museum.


Pop-Up Story: ‘Grandma and Aunt Stevie’

Mar 22, 2016
Storyteller Drew photo
Katie Wittenauer / MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

We have another selection from our last Pop-Up Stories at MICA Gallery in Old Town Lansing. Storyteller Drew talks about his “change of heart.”


Pop-Up Stories: Lucky Break

Mar 14, 2016
man at microphone
Katie Wittenauer / Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at MSU

Join Current State for a night of stories about the power of a lucky break at the Broad Art Museum on Thursday, March 24 from 6:00-7:30pm. 

Pop-Up Story: ‘Fish and Pizza’

Mar 14, 2016
Ben Pineda photo
Katie Wittenauer / MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

One of the stories at our most recent Pop-Up Stories event was told by Ben Pineda, a teacher in Haslett. The event's theme was "change of heart."


Pop-Up Stories: MICA Gallery

Mar 7, 2016
poster and post it notes
Katie Wittenauer / Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at MSU

Listen to the full line up of storytellers from Pop-Up Stories event at the MICA gallery in Old Town on March 3rd, 2016. 


Pop-Up Story: ‘New Life Mends a Broken Heart’

Mar 4, 2016
Judy Winter photo
Katie Wittenauer / MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

We have a selection from last night’s Pop-Up Stories event at the MICA gallery in Old Town. Our storyteller is Judy Winter.


Pop-Up Stories: Change of Heart

Feb 29, 2016
Collage of people standing at a microphone
Katie Wittenauer / Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at MSU

Join us for another Pop-Up Stories at the MICA gallery on Thursday, March 3rd at 6pm for stories about having a "change of heart." 

Pop-Up Stories: POSTPONED

Feb 25, 2016

The Pop-Up Stories event at the MICA gallery in Old Town tonight has been canceled because of weather.

Pop-Up Story: ‘Dancing on Graves’

Feb 22, 2016
Tashmica Torok photo
Katie Wittenauer / MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Pop-Up Stories is back in action this week! To celebrate the return of our mobile storytelling series, we’ve got one of our favorite stories from last year. It's by Tashmica Torok.


Pop-Up Stories: REACH Studio Art Center

Oct 29, 2015
four people at microphone
Katie Wittenauer / MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Listen to stories on the theme "Create & Destroy" from our Pop-Up Stories event at REACH Studio Art Center on October 21, 2015. 

 


Pop-Up Story: ‘The Case of the Missing Paint’

Oct 22, 2015
Reuben Kenyatta Pop-Up Stories photo
Katie Wittenauer / MSU Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Current State's third Pop-Up Stories event was last night in Lansing. Reuben Kenyatta was one of the storytellers on the them of "Create and Destroy."


Pop-Up Story: ‘The Official Brochure’

Oct 19, 2015
Charles Upshaw photo
Pete Johnston

The theme of our most recent Pop-Up Stories event was "Borrowed and Stolen." Charles Upshaw was there to tell his story at the East Lansing Public Library.


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