We greatly appreciate every single storyteller who has braved the stage to share their stories with us. Listen here.
Our shows would not be possible without our brave storytellers and supportive audiences!
We are also supported in part by:
Nan Seymour is a River Writer & Narrative Consultant. Nan offers narrative encouragement to anyone who is working to tell their story with integrity through a variety of classes, workshops, retreats and individualized support. We highly encourage folks interested in deepening their writing practice to join her for a One Night Stand or 8 Week Session of River Writing. Learn more and apply to participate here. Nan works regularly with Giuliana Serena of The Bee facilitating storytelling workshops to the public and in preparation for our curated shows.
Dallas Graham was our first Photographer-in-Residence, who we love so very dearly! He is the creative heart of the Red Fred Project, asking 50 children in 50 states with 50 critical illnesses what they would want to share with the world if they could write a book.
Produced at the studios of community radio station KRCL 90.9fm and originally aired on the public affairs show RadioActive, these hour-long specials bring together stories told live on stage at The Bee with interviews from storytellers.
A collection of 5 short operas based on true stories told on stage at The Bee. This truly collaborative compilation of animated and live action short films feature the resident artists of Utah Opera, with original scores written by the Salty Cricket Composers Collective, performed by local musicians, and produced by local studios.
Literary Arts ResouRces & Organizations in SLC
Utah Humanities Book Festival // Literary events (mostly free!) throughout the state of Utah every October.
Utah Arts Festival // The UAF's Big Mouth Stage is home to the Literary Arts at the festival. A place for diverse voices Offering a diversity of voices together for spoken word, poetry, and storytelling from local, national, and international artists.
Wasatch Wordsmiths // Bringing spoken word - especially Poetry Slams - to the Wasatch Front.
"Write Here" Westminister's Community Writing Center // Offering workshops on everything from college applications to slam poetry. Whether you are working on a short story, resume, or classroom assignment, their staff is trained to help community members of all ages with any form of writing.
SLCC Community Writing Center // Offering workshops ranging from fiction to writing for social change. Drop in for a free one-on-one coaching session, or simply to write in a quiet space filled with people who are thrilled to help you hone your craft.
SLCPL // We are fortunate to have a phenomenal public library system in SLC with branches throughout the valley.
Have a suggestion for additional resources to add to our list? Let us know.
We invite interesting folks with some "expertise" in the theme of the night and/or storytelling and literary arts to join us as guest judges for our competitive shows. Judges are paired up with random audience members to form a team. We think it's a fun way to cross-pollinate community.
Get in touch if you'd like to participate.
CHURCH & STATE // 10.14.16 @ CHURCH & STATE
Polygamist Prodigies // Lance Allred (check out his TEDx Talk, What's Your Polygamy?)
In the Scene, But not of the Scene // Brady Petersen of The Darby Society
The Oxymormons // Emmylou Manwill (tour the capitol with her!)
GRIT // 08.25.16 @ URBAN LOUNGE
Gritty Gritty Bang Bang // Lara Jones of KRCL 90.9 fm (tune in to RadioActive 6-7pm weeknights!
Rooster Cogburn // Chris Waddell of One Revolution Foundation
The John Wayne's // Lucas Horns of Ballet West
WHOOPS! // 06.25.16 @ UTAH ARTS FESTIVAL
Don’t Get Honey on Your Stinger // Mitchell Stevens of Dreamling Books
THE BODY // 06.10.16 @ CHURCH & STATE
Tongue and Cheek // Susan McLaughlin of ALIGN Integration & Movement
Fickle Feet // Roz Newmark of Songlines of the Body
FER RUDE // 04.14.16 @ URBAN LOUNGE
Stephanie Tanner’s Opinion on the Matter // Jack Waters of The Beehive Bugle
Unrefined Civil Savages // Sarah Wolfe of Barr Aesthetics
GREAT SALT LAKE / SMALL LAKE CITY // 02.12.16 @ THE LEONARDO
Pygmy Burrowing Owls // Eric Robertson of Saltfront Literary Magazine
Moroni’s Medical Marijuana // David Kimberly of Westminister College
REVELATIONS // 12.10.15 @ URBAN LOUNGE
The Revealing Raiders // Matthew Cockrum of the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City
THE HERE & HEREAFTER // 10.10.15 @ THE LEONARDO
Beyond the Veil // Lane Richins of Weller Book Works
Both Sides of the Fence // Rob Eckman of The King’s English
The Gatekeepers // Latoya Rhodes of Golden Braid Books
LOST & FOUND // 08.12.15 @ URBAN LOUNGE
Seasonal Peaches // Christy Jensen of fermentation and bicycle fame
The Bohemians // Michelle Petersen of the Utah Opera
OUTSIDE THE LINES // 06.27.15 @ UTAH ARTS FESTIVAL
The Fluorescent Beige // Carrie de Azevedo of Avenues Creative Arts
Rebels Without a Clue // Sara Day of Even Stevens Sandwiches
We are Many, They are Few // Abdullah El-Hattab of Sunnyvale Farmers Market
THE WILD // 06.18.15 @ THE LEONARDO
The Wild Yams // Kinde Nebeker of New Moon Rites of Passage
DIRT // 04.16.15 @ URBAN LOUNGE
The Muckers // Alexandra Parvaz of Wasatch Community Gardens
Dirt Bags // Jaimi Butler of the Great Salt Lake Institute
Know Your Rights // Detective Gregory Wilking of the SLCPD
ATTACHMENT // 02.12.15 @ THE LEONARDO
The Avoidants // Lauren Bornschein, Teacher & Librarian at Montessori Community School
The Staples // Madison Reece, Writer
TRADITION // 12.18.14 @ THE URBAN LOUNGE
The Betty Crockpots // Greta Belanger DeJong of Catalyst Magazine
Black Fridays // Michael McLane of Utah Humanities
Tradition, Tradition! // Derek Clements of The Porch