Moonstone Memoirs - Storytellers
true stories told without notes in front of a live audience

Awesome! You are considering telling a story at Moonstone Memoirs!

So, here’s the idea: This is an event where people tell five to seven minute-long stories in front of a live audience. These stories are personal, non-fictional accounts told without notes or props. This will be a monthly event. Each month the stories will be on a new theme posted on this page. Base your story using the theme on actual events involving you. The themes are pretty loose so you’ll have lot’s of leeway for your tale.

Since this will be our first storytelling night, the theme will be FIRSTS. Just to get your creative juices going, you could prepare a five-minute story about your first kiss, car, wig, child, drink, or pair of really nice shoes. Or brag about the time you or your team came in first place, or when you got ushered to the front of the line. What about a story about flying first class, or your first day on the job, or the first time you really let someone down. Anyway, you get the idea!

Still intrigued?

Great, because it gets better! All storytellers will receive a complimentary glass of Moonstone Cellars wine for having the courage to tell their tale. Yes, consider it, “liquid courage”.  And, there is no cover charge for storytellers.

We hope to have a dozen or so speakers take the stage, which means about half the audience will be sharing their story during the evening. Thus, you’re not alone.

Here are the details:

What: "Moonstone Memoirs, True Stories Told Live While Imbibing"
When: The First Wednesday of the Month beginning November 7th
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm or so.
Where: Moonstone Cellars Club Member Lounge, 812 Cornwall St., Cambria
Storytellers: YOU, and many more!
Prizes? Maybe!
- Free for storytellers and storytellers get one complimentary glass of wine!
- $5 Donation (we are raising money to buy a mobility van for an ALS victim)

Please let us know if you’d like to share your story at this inaugural event by sending an email to: or call us at 805-927-9466. We’ll put you on the storytellers’ list and contact you soon to confirm your spot. The first 12 respondents will be guaranteed to speak. Otherwise, all others wishing to speak will have their names drawn from a hat. Please see our short set of rules for speakers.

What have you got to lose? And, besides, everyone will be drinking ;-)

"Go for the glory and tell your story!"

Please View Our Storytelling Rules and Guidelines
Tips & Tricks for Telling a Great Story
Hear Moonstone Memoir Storytellers from past events