How I MADE It is a story telling event, 2nd Fridays, monthly at MADE by Millworks, FREE and all ages
August 11th GUEST CURATOR
Curated by Melanie Riecke Hiller / Tale Spin Podcast
Melanie Hiller is a teacher, writer and lover of Long Beach. She produces a storytelling podcast called Tale Spin that highlights local storytellers, musicians and poets.
August 11th FEATURED MUSIC
Serious Long Beach – the new duo of Dave Serious (no relation to Yahoo) and Long Beach Huntington joined forces this year to showcase and blend the peculiarities of their individual approaches to song craft.
August 11th FEATURED STORY TELLERS
Rachel Hillberg is a designer, maker and teller of tales who once wanted nothing more than to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. She makes miniature secret messages and vintage mystery themed art.
Doyle Smiens is a transplant to Long Beach and love living here. He enjoys being on stage and it currently working on his one man show called “The Truth Be Told”
Odie Hawkins has been given the title, “The Underground Master”, by a loyal constituency who have followed his career through his twenty four novels, short story collections, essays, television scripts, radio and film scripts. He takes pride in being the originator of the Pan-African Occult genre, as exemplified by “The Snake” and “Shackles Across Time”.
Jeremy Schott is the owner of The Dark Art Emporium on 3rd and Elm in Downtown Long Beach. Formerly, a freelance filmmaker/documentarian for Heavy Metal Bands and Professional Wrestling.
From the depths of hell she has risen… to write children’s books that aren’t for children. Ladies and germs… the one and only, felacio loving Tahlullah Banks the bearded oyster
6:00pm – Live Music by Serious Long Beach
7:00pm – featured story tellers
8:30pm – open mic story telling
Cash bar serving beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages
Following the featured presenters, you are invited to share your story of how YOU made it in a 5-minute slot.
How I MADE It is open to interpretation. How I MADE … a product, poem, story, or song, or even through a tough trial, a divorce, giving birth, being a single parent, grad school, traveling alone, a marathon or becoming what you dreamed. Stories can be told through poems, songs, and other creative means.
This event will be recorded and made available publicly.