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Long Story Short: Second Wind

September 13, 2023

Long Story Short: Second Wind
Wednesday, September 13
Doors 6:30pm / Event 7pm
Location: 3S Artspace
Pay-What-You-Choose Starting at $10

September Long Story Short Theme: Second Wind
In the midst of a tough hike, ten miles away from finishing a marathon, or during a health struggle, at some point, we hope for a second wind to help us through. Join us for stories of persevering through challenges despite the odds.

Featured storytellers:

Vanessa Vanbesien
Kemetia Foley
Heather Armitage
Christine Kelly
Monica Dorley


About Long Story Short:
Long Story Short is not just a storytelling event. It’s an opportunity to share the funniest moments life brings us, the deepest human emotions, and the strangest day of your life with complete strangers. This bare-bones storytelling series, hosted by Beth LaMontagne Hall, is free of pretense and over-rehearsed monologues. The show throws a mix of professional writers, performers, and average folks who have no public speaking experience whatsoever on stage with just a mic and a spotlight to tell a personal story based on that show’s theme. What makes Long Story Short unique is the off-the-cuff feel many of the stories have, including each show’s one open mic slot. A brave volunteer from the audience is selected at random and must take the stage in a moment’s notice to open the second half, — not even the host knows what’s going to happen.

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Long Story Short will be formatted for special radio programs on New Hampshire Public Radio once again in 2023! A broadcast version of the all Long Story Short events will air as part of the “NHPR Presents” series, which aims to work with arts and culture nonprofit organizations across the state to bring similar community events to the air.

"Second Wind" NHPR Air Dates: Friday, 9/29 @ 8PM & Saturday, 9/30 @ 4PM.

Generously supported by our Summer Season Sponsor: Beswick Engineering.

Thank you to our year-round Lead Sponsors: AC Hotel Portsmouth, MacEdge, and Raka.

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