They are lurking in most everybody’s lives: Secrets. This month, SHINE storytellers share true tales about “Secrets” – including life-changing stories about religion, sex, mental illness, and even a guilty pleasure. SHINE will be held this month on Thursday, September 18 at 7:30pm at the YWCA Santa Monica/Westside, 2019 14th Street in Santa Monica.
SHINE is a storytelling series featuring professionals and amateurs coming together on the third Thursday of every month to share inspiring true stories. Participants and audience members
enjoy a relaxed community atmosphere, powerful and entertaining stories, refreshments, mingling, and live music.
Live music this month will be provided by Sunny Hilden, an inspiring singer/songwriter and keyboardist. Sunny has been featured in more than 1,000 performances around the world
ranging from singing jazz on the French Riviera to fronting a 110-piece band for 40,000 people here in California. Her songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, Sting, Patti LaBelle, The
Temptations, Herbie Hancock and many others. She is a strong advocate for inspiring with positive messages through art.
Professional storytellers for SHINE are chosen from some of the nation’s top award-winning storytellers and writers. Amateur storytellers of all ages and walks of life also take the stage.
Submissions are accepted before the event and two slots are reserved for audience members selected through a random drawing.
Those interested in becoming a Guest Storyteller are encouraged to visit www.StoriesBloom.com in advance for monthly theme and guidelines.
SHINE is produced by Isabel Storey and presented by Storey Productions in association with Santa Monica Repertory Theater, UCLArts and Healing, and the YWCA Women’s Partnership.