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And every young person has a unique story to tell

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Amplify their voices and stories

Welcome! Please join us for

Volunteer Orientation, Sept. 14th
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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.”

Interested in telling a story with us? Contact us at info@austinbatcave.org

2019 Story Department Schedule

    • February 12th: No me queda más
    • March 12th: Wrong Number
    • April 9th: Road Trip
    • May 14th: For the Record
    • June 11th: Under New Management
    • July 9th: The Best Part
    • August 13th: Watch The Queen Conquer
    • September 10th: Resist
    • October 26th: My First Book *Lit Crawl*
    • November 12th: Cold Turkey
  • December 10th: Victory Lap

Archived Stories


    • April 10: Suitable for Children
    • 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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