that’s my STORY…and I’m sticking to IT!

January 28, 2021 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Virtual on Zoom

Call & Response Inspired Story-writing with The Public's Radio

Mark the beginning of the New Year with an evening of micro-memoir, fiction writing and live storytelling in collaboration with The Public’s Radio called that’s my STORY…and I’m sticking to IT! Radio host John Bender and writer and educator Eve Kerrigan will host a virtual evening of reflection, hilarity, truth telling and tall tales inspired by artwork currently on view in the Museum.

We’ll provide a variety of evocative writing prompts and visuals from the current Call & Response” exhibition to guide audience members in petite free-writing sessions. Writers will be invited to share their poems and prose in a live storytelling session that will be edited, recorded, and broadcast by The Public’s Radio! Grab a beverage, a family member, your giant brains, personal histories and wild imaginations and join us online for that’s my STORY!

This event is free, but participants must Register to receive the Zoom link.


Meet our Hosts

John Bender

John started in 2013 as the Morning Edition producer; researching stories, interviewing newsmakers, and writing scripts for stories every morning. Plus special projects and regular reporting on major events. In early 2017 he became the station’s general assignment reporter. Whatever’s happening in the news today? That’s what John is covering.

Eve Kerrigan

Eve Kerrigan is a writer of fiction and personal essays. She is the mother of an exuberant four year old and the caretaker of several small animals. Eve has recently returned to Southern New England after a very long absence.

Eve’s short fiction has been published in L’Allure Des Mots, The Oddville Press, 521 Magazine, and other literary journals. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in such online forums as The Narcissistic Anthropologist and Sociology of Style. Eve is currently at work on her first novel.

Eve has a BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Creative Writing. She co-founded and was a head producer at Los Angeles-based arts collective, The Woodshed Artist’s Community for which she also was a writer, principle actor and workshop leader. Eve has works as an adjunct creative writing teacher at School One, an alternative learning high school in Providence, RI. She also conducts creative writing workshops for tweens and teens, as well as multigenerational storytelling classes as part of programs established by School One in collaboration with Write RI and Goat Hill Writers. Eve has worked as a culture journalist, writing consultant, editorial assistant, public speaking and acting coach.

This event is made possible by your support of the Annual Fund.