Story Department



At this adults-only monthly event inspired by NYC’s The Moth, talented storytellers riff on a theme. All proceeds (from entry fees and drink sales) go to support our free programs for kids ages 6–18.

Story Department is held at Home Slice Pizza on South Congress, beginning at 8:00. But get there early and have a beer with us!

Love Story Department a whole lot? Did you know you can be a VIP?  Become an ABC sustaining member at just $25/per month and gain free admission to every single Story Department — plus one drink ticket and one automatic raffle entry at every SD you attend!

Just head here, enter $25 under amount and click the box to “make this a recurring donation.”


2018 Story Department Schedule

November 13: This Land is Your Land

December 11: Stranger Things



Archived Stories


  • February 13: Love is in the Air (Click to listen to Susan Ribnick’s story)
  • March 13: This American Life (Click to listen to Mackenzie Irick Milks’ story)
  • April 10: Suitable for Children
  • May 8: We are in the Future (Click to listen to Bridget Brewer’s story)
  • June 12: Comment Section
  • July 10: I Thought I Knew You
  • August 14: #TimesUp (Click to listen to Sarah Fisch’s story)
  • September 11: Get Out (Click to listen to Beverly Chukwu’s story)
  • October 27th: Speak of the Devil *Lit Crawl Edition








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