Pop-Up Stories

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

2018 Schedule

March 22, 6:30pm 
Capital Region International Airport

April 26, 6:30pm
Impression 5

June 28, 6:30pm
Meridian Farmers' Market

August 23, 7:00pm
Ella Sharp Museum

October 25, 6:30pm
Sparrow Herbert Herman Cancer Center

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.


Pop-Up Stories: East Lansing Public Library

Oct 15, 2015
man playing violin
Pete Johnston

Listen to stories on the theme "Loan & Borrow" from our Pop-Up Stories event at the East Lansing Public Library on October 11, 2015. 


Pop-Up Stories: ‘Borrowed Car, Borrowed Time’

Oct 12, 2015
Kathleen Veith photo
Katie Cook / WKAR

Current State held its second Pop-Up Stories event yesterday at the East Lansing Public Library. A borrowed car was the theme of Kathleen Veith's story.


Pop-Up Story: ‘The Miracle of Canning’

Oct 6, 2015
Picture of Anita Skeen
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Now it’s time for another story from Current State’s first Pop-Up Stories at Allen Market Place on September 9.

We had a great lineup of storytellers telling their tales about being “Hungry & Fed.”

Here is MSU Center for Poetry Director Anita Skeen telling her story about canning summer produce with her family in West Virginia.

Pop-Up Story: ‘Dining Hall Segregation’

Sep 22, 2015
Karen Blackman photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

We have another Pop-Up Story today on the theme of “Hungry and Fed.” At our first Pop-Up Story event, Karen Blackman described how the civil rights movement changed her life.


Pop-Up Stories: Allen Neighborhood Center

Sep 14, 2015
Matt Jason telling a story
Bill Richards / WKAR

Listen to the stories from Current State's first Pop-Up Stories event at Allen Neighborhood Center on September 9, 2015. 

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