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Real People. Real Time. Real Live Storytelling.

What is Tell Newport?

Tell Newport’s mission is to build community by providing a platform for all Newporters to share diverse and authentic personal stories.

Tell Newport began in April 2017 as a way to share stories from a cross-section of our community; the kind of experiences you might tell a friend over a long cup of coffee. On the first Thursday of every month, we gather together at the Firehouse Theater in Newport to hear ten-minute, true personal tales. Each month’s show is based on a new theme that our storytellers often interpret in surprising ways.

Our shows are deliberately curated to include stories from both practiced storytellers, and people who may have never spoken in front of an audience before. Intimate authenticity is our aim. There are no props, no aides, just the speaker’s voice and what happened. It is a celebration of the oldest form of entertainment and communication.

Tell Newport is practice in listening and starting a conversation with the people in our community.

Do you have a story to tell? Drop us a line at and we’ll get right back to you!

Upcoming themes:

March 7th, 2019 - Almost Famous

April 4th, 2019 - Into the Wild

May 2nd, 2019 - Street Smarts