MADE Story Telling Hour(s) April


If you like The Moth, Snap Judgment, This American Life and other story telling show and events or just love a good autobiographical story … Join us on April 20!!! We have a guest curator each month, featured speakers AND open mic story telling at the end. This event is always free to attend, open to the public to all ages. We also have a bar open for your imbibing pleasures.

This month’s story telling event is guest curated by
Steven Deeble – The theme is ‘Food and Community’.

“I wanted to explore different perspectives on the relationship. Each of the speakers represents a different aspect – from the cultivation of food by-and-for the community and the challenges of running a community garden, to the preparing of meals shared by groups, where food from different cultures might be combined in new ways, to the way a community forms around a coffee house and how that presence can affect the evolution of that community.”

Steven Deeble is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, photographer, and multi-media artist. He has written, produced, and directed several short films based on his original screenplays. He also helped produce two independent features. He recently co-produced the winner of Science Magazine’s 2017 Dance Your Ph.D.’ film competition. His writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times and other Southern California newspapers. He
published his first novel, ‘Persistence of Vision’, in 2017.
A Long Beach native, he helped found the Long Beach Children’s Museum and the ArtX Visual Arts Center.
This is his second time curating a storytelling event at MADE by Millworks.

Featured Speakers

Chef Paul Buchanan
Primal Alchemy Catering
Primal Alchemy is a Chef driven catering company serving all of Southern California, specializing in cooking with organic, seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. With a thorough background in traditional culinary preparation and service and a progressive approach that incorporates the increasingly popular Farm-to-Table philosophy, Chef Paul Buchanan collaborates with local producers to provide a diverse array of food that is extremely fresh, simply seasoned, and prepared in the most straightforward manner.

Kerstin Kansteiner
Portfolio Coffeehouse and Berlin Bistro
Born and raised in Bielefeld, Germany, Kansteiner holds an “Abitur” degree from the Ratsymnasium in Bielefeld; afterwards she attended the Friedrich Alexander University in Nuernberg, Germany for a business administration and communications degree.
in 1989. In 1990, she and a partner started Portfolio Coffeehouse. She opened her second venture Portfolio Annex in 2009 and Berlin Restaurant in April 2011 and Portfolio FIT followed in 2017.
Located at the corner of Fourth Street and Junipero Avenue, Portfolio Coffeehouse is a community gathering spot offering excellent coffee drinks and food. Kansteiner has extended Portfolio’s community outreach to include free WiFi, free Sunday morning Children’s Story Time and crafting, knitting classes, open mic night for musicians, exhibitions of local artists, poetry readings and selected weekends with live music performances. Berlin Bistro, located in the East Village Arts District in Downtown Long Beach is an extension of this effort. Bringing her success to downtown solidifies the new urban neighborhood and gives downtown-living a breath of fresh air.

Sasha Kanno
Farm Lot 59
Sasha is the founder of Long Beach Local, an agriculture based non-profit holding the lease for Farm Lot 59. She is the farmer and vision behind Farm Lot 59. Her mission is to grow the best varieties, rare and heirloom best suited for this climate of coastal desert and to train the next generation of urban farmers. She has been awarded numerous grants and awards for her work in the community as a leader, innovator and driving force in the local food movement. She lives in Wrigley with her husband, young son, backyard chickens, fish, dog and a tortoise.

FREE 2 hour parking is located in the parking garage on 3rd street, right hand side, just before Pine Ave.