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Ex Fabula: Vive la France!

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Storyteller Aims McGuinness

If you always wanted to travel to Paris but haven’t made it around to booking that trip yet, the next best thing is happening this weekend right here in Milwaukee: Bastille Days! Every second weekend in July, Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square turns into a French festival featuring live music, food, wine and an international marketplace for vendors. Don’t miss your chance to snap a selfie in front of the mini version of the Eiffel Tower on display at the north end of the square – it may be the closest you ever get to the real thing!

The featured Ex Fabula storyteller this week is Aims McGuinness, who won the audience favorite at the 2015 All Stars “Nitty Gritty” StorySlam by recounting a strange tale from his time in France. Aims traveled there as a student, and he learned straight away a little white lie could build into something quite unexpected.  Listen to how one errant thread of dental floss would weave its way into a great yarn, for this week's long-form story.

We also threw in a few Ultra-Shorts, for good measure, all along the theme of Vive la France! So pour that wine, dish up some brie, and enjoy some savory French favorites!

In other exciting news, Ex Fabula and Sculpture Milwaukee are teaming up to provide special guided storytelling tours! The first tour will be July 21, led by Ex Fabula storytellers Elaine Maly and Shawn Mitchell, who will share their true, personal stories inspired by select works of art. Full details here.

Finally, what are your favorite themes for Ex Fabula's Season 10 StorySlams? You still have a few days left to vote, here!