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Drunken Telegraph

Drunken Telegraph is a Tacoma-based live storytelling show featuring the true-life tales of the people who live in the region.

We curate live storytelling experiences, offer workshops and consulting in storytelling, and collect important stories from around the region for various organizations and groups.

Megan Sukys brought Northwest residents’ personal stories to local radio airwaves as producer of KUOW Presents on Seattle public radio station KUOW-FM (94.9).

Tad Monroe is familiar with the power of stories to connect people through his work as a minister, teacher, writer, and as a community developer and organizer.

Together they have created Drunken Telegraph, a storytelling series that borrows its name from a travel piece novelist Rudyard Kipling wrote about Tacoma in 1889.

“Overhead the drunken telegraph, telephone and electric-light wires tangled on tottering posts whose butts were half whittled through by the knife of the loafer.”

At first night you can find us at our Port-A-Parlor Story Booth where you can stop buy and tell us your most memorable story from the year 2014! We will be recording the stories and posting them online as a collection as well as providing each storyteller with a copy of their story.

Every half hour between 7:30 - 9:30 pm one of our favorite Tacoma storytellers will be climbing up on the "soap box" to tell a live story. The storytellers will include: Tom Llewelyn, Tracie Bonjour, Ken Sikes, Megan Sukys, and Tad Monroe.

My Spectacles Sessions

Wednesday, December 31