HALLOWELL — The Hallowell Cultural Committee is calling for storytellers to participate in “The Hook Story Hour,” to be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium.

Based on the Maine Public Broadcasting Radio show called “The Moth,” the Hook Story Hour is an evening of true stories told live in front of a supportive audience. Organizers are looking for authors, actors and storytellers interested in telling a story in front of a live audience.

The theme is “What was I thinking?” Stories must be true, must be told without scripts and should be no more than seven minutes in length.

Those who wish to participate should prepare a two-minute pitch for their story (or stories) based on the theme: “What was I thinking?” Gaslight Theater staff will audition pitches live from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. As an alternative, storytellers may upload a video pitch to YouTube and email a link to Gaslight Theater director Richard Bostwick at [email protected]

For pitches that are chosen, Gaslight Theater staff will offer optional coaching sessions before the event.

The Hook Story Hour is a project of the Hallowell Cultural Committee, a consortium of Hallowell citizens and nonprofits, including Gaslight Theater, Hallowell Board of Trade, Harlow Gallery, Hubbard Free Library, Ian Parker Foundation, Row House and the Vaughan Homestead Foundation.

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