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TenX9 Nashville Storytelling
Ten×9 Nashville, the first satellite of Belfast’s popular Ten×9 storytelling event, is a monthly community storytelling night in Nashville, TN, where nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a real story from their lives. Crafted by the brilliant minds of Paul Doran and Pádraig Ó Tuama, Ten×9 (ten by nine) is not a creative fiction seminar; it is not a poetry reading or a musical concert. It is not a common sharing of favorite short literary stories or book excerpts. It is not a faith gathering for religious testimonies. All these have their place and their beauty, but they aren’t Ten×9.
This event is about us, our stories, our lived moments. Each month has a theme, particular enough to structure a night of storytelling but broad enough that anyone should be able to find a life story that relates. The themes are starting points, not agendas. Standing on stage with a microphone, storytellers invite listeners to enter into moments of their lives and feel – to penetrate into the undiscovered continents of each other. Any given night will likely leave you in tears, often from both side-splitting laughter and heart-wrenching tales of pain.