Category: Story

That’s All, Slammers!

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After our main-stage “That’s All Folks!” storytellers, four audience members took the stage with their own five-minute tales of farewells.

All of the Slam participants faced said ‘so long’ to the fear of stepping in front of roomful of strangers and sharing their lives, right off the top of their heads. We applaud them for taking part in our final farewell.

ALL PHOTOS: Scott Haydon Photography


Riley Park, “Agua” **SLAM WINNER**

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Sandy King, “Goodbye A to Z”

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Edryce Reynolds, “Letting Go of ‘Stuff’ I Tell Myself”

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Bruce Smith, “Who’s Your Daddy”

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Exit, Stage Left


Parting is such Sweet Sorrow – and yet Endings make such Great Stories.

On Saturday, June 13, 2015, Drunken Telegraph says Farewell with these Five Stories for “That’s All Folks”.

Get your $8 tickets to our Final Show at Tacoma’s Broadway Center for the Performing Arts before it’s All Over!


After all these Goodbye Stories, and a Story Slam of So Longs, Drunken Telegraph will take its final bow. And, in the immortal words of Snagglepuss, we Exit, Stage Left.

Tad Monroe, I Belong To Myself

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After “blowing up his life”, leaving his marriage and his career, Tad Monroe decided to try a recommended three-week solitary retreat. He tried everything imaginable to deal with the loneliness – even climbing and then chopping down trees – before he discovered the truth about being alone.

PHOTOS: Scott Haydon

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Justin Wadland, In A Rush To Join The Writers

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Justin Wadland wrote his first book while working full-time, finishing his MFA, and becoming a father for the first time. He followed a brutal schedule to get it written, and then a full-body case of psoriasis showed him the price of joining the author’s club.

Also! Check out Justin’s Book:

Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound

 PHOTOS: Scott Haydon

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