Five Storytelling Open Mics in St. Louis

 In Culture, Feature

1. SHE Stories: Self Love
SHE Stories: Self Love is a storytelling open mic. event hosted by Super Heroines, Etc., a local nonprofit that aims to empower women. The event will take place at Shameless Grounds, a sex-positive cafe in Benton Park, on Friday, Feb. 8, from 7-9 p.m. Registration is required through Eventbrite, but the ticket is free. The stories shared will celebrate self-love and foster an environment of acceptance and confidence in preparation for a month focused on love. To share a story at the event, please contact

Image courtesy of Second Tuesdays

Image courtesy of Second Tuesdays.

2. Second Tuesdays
Wine enthusiasts may be interested in attending Second Tuesdays at UrbArts, a nonprofit creative space in Old North. The organization hosts a monthly storytelling series with a new theme for every show. The cost to attend is $5, which includes complimentary wine. The next show, themed They Honeymoon Period, will take place on Feb. 12 from 7:30-9 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) hosted by Chiffontae Ross and Kameel Stanley. To share a story at a Second Tuesdays show, email

3. Sorry, Please Continue
Sorry, Please Continue is a live storytelling show and podcast that takes place on the last Wednesday of every month from 8-10 p.m., typically at The Heavy Anchor, a welcoming and whimsical South City dive. Shows cost $5 and can vary in theme with topics such as dating, travel, revenge, family, the “grab bag” and more. Email to be added to the list of storytellers.

Image courtesy of St. Louis Story Stitchers

Image courtesy of St. Louis Story Stitchers.

4. Saint Louis Story Stitchers
Saint Louis Story Stitchers is a nonprofit organization that aims to tell the story of St. Louis in all its diversity through art and word. The group hosts shows regularly, with a slate of storytellers chosen through auditions. This season’s auditions will take place on March 2 at the Stitchers Storefront Studio on Skinker Boulevard. Its upcoming show, titled “Peace in the Prairie,” will take place at 7 p.m. on March 21 in the .ZACK theater in Grand Center. Tickets cost $15.

5. Story Lounge
Story Lounge is a monthly series hosted at the colorful Sophie’s Artist Lounge & Cocktail Club in the .ZACK building in Grand Center. Each night of stories often has a theme from fresh starts to first impressions, and the next show is on Feb. 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., with Beverly Brennan and Ken Haller as the MCs and a rotating storyteller special guest. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the suggested donation is $5. To share a story with Story Lounge, email or call 314.266.4833.

Featured image of Sorry, Please Continue courtesy of Alan Crain.

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