It’s a Mystery: Unanswered Questions that Haunt Our City, Our Families, and Ourselves

Date: October 8, 2016

October is the time when we delight in ghost stories, shiver in haunted houses and cemeteries, but what about the real life mysteries that haunt us? Unsolved crimes, premonitions, uncanny coincidences, dreams, visitations from loved ones.

Join us in our new location as we team up with Writers & Books!

Doors open at 6:30 for beverages and good conversation. Stories begin at 7:00.

Location: Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY.

Seating is limited. Call 473-2590, or contact us here to reserve a seat.


Get Lit!

Date: August 25, 2016

Storytellingget_lit_1 is one of the oldest and most profound oral traditions. StoriesROC features well-crafted, intimate, moving stories that celebrate the diversity and complexity of the human experience.

Join us for Rochester’s Second Annual “Get Lit!” pub crawl, sponsored by Writers & Books. StoriesROC kicks off the night at The Daily Refresher, starting at the Daily Refresher, and followed by readings at Roc Brewing and the Skylark Lounge.

More information can be found on the Writers & Books Get lit! page.

Time: 7 PM

Location: The Daily Refresher

Hosted by Leah Ruekberg.

Creating Family: Adopting, Blending, & Finding Your Kin

Date: April 9, 2016

Join us for another evening of true, personal stories about creating families. Doors open at 6:30 for snacks and libations; stories start at 7:00. Conveniently located in the Neighborhood of The Arts, this private residence provides intimacy and charm for a Salon experience.  Space is limited! To reserve your place, purchase a ticket, and receive the location, contact us at Cost $10. Parking nearby. FRAGRANCE FREE.


What I Did For Love: Stories of True Love, Loss, and Laughs


Saturday, February 6, 2016

“Won’t forget, can’t regret what I did for love.”

Come hear true, personal stories about what people have done for love — love of family, self, or a special person.

Doors open at 6:30 for wine, snacks, and music.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door.  Click here for advance ticket purchase.

Performances are in a private home in the Neighborhood of the Arts, Rochester, NY. Contact for the address.

A Different Kind of Love Story

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015

“A Different Kind of Love Story” features well-crafted LGBT rainbow_handsstories that celebrate the human experience in all it’s complexity, diversity and humor. True, personal stories are performed live by their authors. Stories about being or being with LGBT brothers and sisters.


Stories About Road Trips

Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sometimes a road trip starts out innocently enough. “Let’s go to Disneyland!” Sometimes the road can be a metaphor for a larger journey. Road trips photo

Join us for an evening of well-crafted stories that celebrate the human experience in all its complexity, diversity, and humor.

Five stories by local writers, including Leah Ruekberg, Mary Finucane, Kay Thomas, & others

Guaranteed to open your heart and make you laugh out loud.

Real. Original. Local.

Time: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30)

Location: Private home (near Winton and Culver in Rochester, NY)

You will be sent the exact address after you purchase a ticket online at our Eventbrite page.

If you prefer to pay at the door, please email Leah at for the location.

Refreshments will be available.

Children 12 & over are welcome.