From tales about falling in love in grammar school to raunchy ones you won’t soon forget, this year’s Storytelling Performance is sure to be the talked about event of the conference. This year we are bringing two headliners to the stage, Robert Moor and Winona Linn. Don’t miss this incredible performance in the main ballroom on February 19 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.
Live Storytelling Performance
Hosted by Judyth Hill
Robert Moor is one of the San Miguel Writers’ Conference keynote speakers. His first book, On Trails, is currently climbing up the New York Times best seller list. He has written for Harper’s, n+1, New York, and GQ, among other publications. A recipient of the Middlebury Fellowship in Environmental Journalism, he has won multiple awards for his nonfiction writing. He lives in Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia.
Winona Linn is a poet, visual artist, performer, teacher and spoken word artist. Originally from Kingston, Ontario, Linn made a name for herself in the thriving poetry community of Halifax, Nova Scotia while attending the University of King’s College. Currently, Linn lives in Paris, France. She is a regular writer and feature performer in the Paris literary and spoken word scenes, is the director of Paris Lit Up Slam Series, and is in the process of publishing her fourth book, a graphic novel.
Jamie Brickhouse is the author of the critically acclaimed Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze Sex and My Mother, listed as “Required Reading” in Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir. Amazon named it a “Best Book of May 2015;” Book Chase named it a“2015 Nonfiction Top 10;” and Wally Lamb declared, “Move over, Augusten Burroughs. You’ve got company.” He is a two-time Moth Story Slam winner
Diana Spechler is the author of two novels, Who by Fire and Skinny. She wrote the New York Times column Going Off and is the author of a forthcoming nonfiction book based on that column. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Paris Review Daily, New York, GQ, Tin House, and Glimmer Train Stories. She is a seven-time Moth Story Slam winner and has been featured on The Moth Radio Hour, The Moth podcast, The Daily Dish, and NPR.
Tawni Waters’s debut novel, Beauty of the Broken, was released by Simon & Schuster in 2014. In addition to winning the prestigious International Literacy Association’s Award for Young Adult Literature, it won the Housatonic Book Award, was named an Exceptional Book of 2015 by the Children’s Book Council, was shortlisted for the Reading the West Book Award, and was included on the Kansas State Reading Circle List.
Dhana Musil’s memoir, These Little Earthquakes, chronicles the decade she spent living in the seamy underbelly of Japan during the 1990s, and her decision to marry a Japanese yakuza. Her stories have won several prizes and been published in numerous anthologies. Dhana resides in North Vancouver, BC with her husband, two girls, a cat and a dog. She hopes that her writing may one day land her in a place where her coconut oil stays liquid, at least during the day.
Jessica Morell is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 San Miguel Storytelling Festival. She is also a teacher, dancer, poet, encaustic artist. Jessica is a DONA certified Birth Doula and Childbirth Educator. She is the creator and director of The RISE Workshop, an early sex-ed class for girls. In addition, Jessica holds a Masters in Teaching, with a K–8th grade teaching certificate and a BA in psychology. She has taught preschool–8th grade. She is currently living in San Miguel, enjoying the light and beauty that surround this extraordinary place.
Nathan Feuerberg was one of the winners of the 2014 San Miguel Storytelling Festival. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in a variety of literary journals and anthologies. His plays have been performed in England, France, and Italy. Listen to his audio short story collection, 36, published by Nomadic Press at nomadicpress.org/oralstories/
To view some of the performances visit: San Miguel TalkStory