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An evening of live storytelling, the Des Moines Storytellers Project features community members coached by Des Moines Register journalists taking the mic to tell true, first-person stories.

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An evening of live storytelling, the Des Moines Storytellers Project features community members coached by Des Moines Register journalists taking the mic to tell true, first-person stories.

    Ann Wright: Christmas Girls Night Out

    Ann Wright: Christmas Girls Night Out

    Ties that bind over 30 years, suffering, loss and lots of laughs.

    • 10 min
    Cynthia Hunafa: Celebrating Kwanzaa

    Cynthia Hunafa: Celebrating Kwanzaa

    Cynthia Hunafa never felt connected to her African roots – until she found Kwanzaa.

    • 12 min
    Oscar Rosales: From San Salvador to Cedar Rapids

    Oscar Rosales: From San Salvador to Cedar Rapids

    This immigrant discovered his passion for balloon art in Iowa and, two decades later, uses it to spread holiday cheer.

    • 15 min
    Elizabeth Balcarcel: Converging Christmases

    Elizabeth Balcarcel: Converging Christmases

    How this Iowan navigated a new world in America while trying to hold on to the most prized tradition of her Mexican upbringing: Christmas.

    • 12 min
    Sue Woods: Lies Ministers Tell You

    Sue Woods: Lies Ministers Tell You

    Christmas is a minister’s busy season — and it’s not always very jolly. But this Iowan learned that the darkest time of year may be when people need the most light.

    • 13 min
    Amanda McCurley: Ghostly encounters

    Amanda McCurley: Ghostly encounters

    This Iowan always wanted to believe in the supernatural. Then her daughters began seeing ghosts in her home.

    • 12 min

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