Story Story Night Charms Audiences with Tales of Gullibility


Thanks to one of Boise's hottest and newest summer events, Story Story Night, local residents have been able to indulge in one of childhood's most prized pastimes—storytime— once a month at the Linen Building. 238 people showed up for the third event Monday June 21 to listen to a series of true stories based around the theme, "Falling for It: Stories of Gullibility". Three featured storytellers, Mike Jackson, Charmagne Westcott and Tony McKnight, wowed the audience with their hilarious and inspiring stories about buying a Louis Vuitton knock-off in New York, being raised by carnies and burning down a house.

The featured storytellers were also tasked with judging the five story slammers, who were chosen randomly from a hat. Stories ranged from fireside naked parties to getting sucked into Moroccan-rug scams, but a story about a man's conflicts with a crooked mattress-salesman won Hobie Swan a Big City Coffee gift card and a Story Story Night poster.

Boise Weekly attended Story Story Night earlier this week with a video camera to capture the event and satisfy a hankering for some good old-fashioned live storytelling.

See the full clip of Hobie Swan's winning story in the story slam here.