Boy meets girl: It’s one of the oldest stories in the book. But when Kyle asked for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage, a challenging road lay ahead. Kyle took the stage at our August 2017 live storytelling event to share this intimate, inspiring story of love’s ability to overcome any obstacle. Kyle’s story elicited one of the most powerful audience responses that we’ve ever seen at All Y’all.
All Y’all: Lightning Round
As we enjoy a brief hiatus from organizing live storytelling events, Team All Y’all is experimenting with a new concept: short (three minutes or less) stories from our call-in hotline. If you’ve got an entertaining, unbelievable or otherwise interesting anecdote that you can tell in less than three minutes, please call our storyteller hotline at (318) 582-0665. Please call in and share your story by Wednesday, Jan. 31. We’ll edit the short stories that we receive into an all-new episode (if anyone calls!). Learn more about All Y’all: Lightning Round here.
All Y’all podcast episodes and live storytelling events are supported by our sponsors: Holiday Lanes, Maccentric and Williams Creative Group. Without the support of these community-minded businesses, All Y’all live events and podcasts would be extremely difficult for us to pull off.
Few All Y’all storytellers have ever seemed so comfortable in the spotlight as “Momma and Daddy” storyteller Dr. Jaya McSharma. Jaya had our sold-out audience in the palm of her hand from the moment that she stepped onstage, eliciting roars of laughter and more than a few tears. Her story takes us inside an Indian-American family on the cusp of gaining a new family member.
What if you met a beautiful person at a party, swept them off of their feet and the two of you eloped to a remote city in Mexico with 121 churches and wild packs of chihuahuas roaming the streets? “New ‘Round Here” storyteller Limbert Fabian and his wife Marta ran away to Mexico to get married, climb pyramids and eat “yogurth.” The story of Limbert and Marta’s romance is one of those “What if?” scenarios: what if Marta hadn’t gone to that party? What if she’d lost Limbert’s (many) card(s), and hadn’t called the next day? What if that giant volcano in Cholula had erupted while Baz Luhrrman’s art director was taking Limbert and Marta’s wedding photos?