Tagged: fatherhood

Haunted: Christopher Louis Wilson, “A Wing and A Prayer”

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Storyteller Christopher Louis Wilson and his daughter, Camryn.

On May 11, 2016, Christopher Louis Wilson published a post on his blog, From the Desk of Mr. Coach Wilson, about his lifelong love affair with Shreveport-based restaurant Wing Taxi. Within 24 hours, the post had gone viral in Shreveport, with thousands of views and social shares leading the owner of the restaurant to reach out to Wilson. As it turns out, Wilson isn’t the only Shreveporter obsessed with the quirky, gypsy-like wing joint. For many locals, the taste of home is Cajun ranch lemon pepper garlic Parmesan.

For our November 2016 live storytelling event, “Haunted”, Wilson took the stage and shared a surprisingly personal, heartfelt story of love, loss and yearning.

All Y’all Live: “I Just Work Here” Tickets Available Now
The 11th All Y’all Live storytelling event, “I Just Work Here,” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Apr. 1, 2017 at The Woman’s Department Club of Shreveport. For lots more information and a link to buy tickets, please check out the official event announcement. We’d also be thrilled if you’d consider sharing the official Facebook event.

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Nate Treme performs at an All Y’all live storytelling event in July 2016. Photo by Stan Carpenter.

Thank You, Nate Treme
If you enjoy the background music in this episode of the podcast, you can hear more work from producer Nate Treme on his Bandcamp page. Nate has performed live musical interludes at most of our live storytelling events to date and has become an integral part of the All Y’all family. He’s also an incredibly gifted graphic designer, whose work you can see here. Thank you, Nate!

Please Support Our Sponsors
The 2017 season of All Y’all live events and podcasts is made possible by our title sponsor, Holiday Lanes. The All Y’all podcast is also sponsored by Maccentric and Williams Creative Group.

Momma and Daddy: Daniel Ukpabi, “This Is America”

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Storyteller Daniel Ukpabi shared the story of his journey to America at All Y’all Live: “Momma and Daddy” on March 12, 2016.

We first met Daniel Ukpabi on an unseasonably cold October morning at Shreveport Farmers’ Market, where he was ladling out steaming bowls of spicy Nigerian stew and telling anyone who’d stop to listen about his fledgling not-for-profit organization, The Pacemakers. At the time, we were just beginning to plan All Y’all Live: “Momma and Daddy,” and we walked away thinking: “Wouldn’t it be great if he had a story about his parents?”

It turns out, he did. Daniel took the stage on Saturday, March 12 at Bossier Arts Council’s East Bank Theatre and charmed the crowd with memories of his youth in Nigeria, a bumpy road to America and a father who wouldn’t give up.

All Y’all Live: “I Fought the Law” Update

The next All Y’all Live storytelling event, “I Fought the Law,” will be held on Saturday, July 16 at Anderson Auditorium on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana. We’ve begun to announce storytellers in the Facebook event and tickets are available for purchase. The evening will include live musical interludes by Highland-based musician Nate Treme, a cash bar by Wine Country Bistro and six riveting true stories told live without notes.

Please Support Our Sponsors

The 2016 season of All Y’all live events and podcasts is made possible by our season sponsor, Holiday Lanes. Holiday Lanes has a special program called Laney’s Club that offers a staggering $1,530 worth of free bowling for kids ages 18 and under! Sign up for Laney’s Club here or tell a friend about it.

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The show can’t go on until Chris has eaten a TABASCO brownie…or four. Thanks, Judy.

The All Y’all podcast is also sponsored by Williams Creative Group, as well as Maccentric, Rhino Coffee, Shreveport Magazine and Twisted Root Burger Company. Please consider supporting these community-minded businesses when you’re out and about.

Thanks for the Brownies, Judy!

If you’ve ever been to an All Y’all live event, chances are good that you’ve eaten a TABASCO-spiked brownie during intermission. Those brownies are baked and donated by All Y’all mentor and supporter Judy Williams, who shows up with two heaping trays of the spicy treats before each and every show. Thank you, Judy!

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Brush With Fame: Tom Ayres, “Trying To Make It Work”

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Storyteller Tom Ayres recounts his celebrity encounter during our live event entitled “Brush With Fame.”

Have you ever met an honest-to-goodness celebrity? All Y’all dedicated an entire night of live storytelling to the topic of celebrity encounters at our June 2015 event, “Brush With Fame.” Tom Ayres’s story from that night – a well-told tale of an airport encounter with an embattled sports icon – was one of the hits of the night. It made us think about all sorts of things: the drawbacks of a life spent in the public eye, the value of a shoulder to lean on, and the commonalities of the human experience.


All Y’all Live: “I Fought the Law” Now Recruiting Storytellers

On Saturday, July 16, 2016, All Y’all Live: “I Fought the Law” will be held at Anderson Auditorium on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana. We’re seeking six powerful, true stories of civil disobedience, righteous indignation, crime and punishment. Do you have a story that would fit this theme? If so, we’d love to hear it! Just call the story hotline at (318) 582-0665 and give us an idea of what your story is about or contact us through our Facebook page. If you’re excited about “I Fought the Law,” please consider RSVPing to the Facebook event and sharing it with friends. Purchase “I Fought the Law” tickets here.

Please Support Our Sponsors

The 2016 season of All Y’all live events and podcasts is made possible by our title sponsor, Holiday Lanes. Holiday Lanes has a special program called Laney’s Club that offers free bowling for kids ages 18 and younger during the summer – all you’ve gotta do is rent the shoes! Sign up for Laney’s Club here or tell a friend about it.

The All Y’all podcast is also sponsored by Williams Creative Group (some of you may recall Judy Williams’s terrific “Brush With Fame” story, which you can stream here), as well as Maccentric, Rhino Coffee, Shreveport Magazine and Twisted Root Burger Company. Please consider supporting these community-minded businesses when you’re out and about.

If you enjoyed this episode, please post it on your Facebook wall! You’d be surprised how much this helps us.