La Chicharra (The Cicada)

A Story Slam

Theme: "It Changed My Life!"

$40, $30 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Limited capacity

Hugh’s View, 533 Eaton St.

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"La Chicharra Story Slam" written above a watercolor illustration of a cicada in blues, browns and greens.


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About the Event

La Cucaracha Chronicles presents: La Chicharra (The Cicada) Story Slam. This live storytelling competition features a line up of Key West locals, each with a chance to tell a story, based on the theme “It changed my life!” No notes are allowed: stories must be told and not read.

The Storytellers

  • Rita Troxel (Author, Home at the End of the World)
  • Tony “Fat” Yaniz (Just a shy, young Cuban kid)
  • Richie Gomez AKA“Captain Conch” (Fishin’ and Smugglin’ storyteller)
  • Ray Gutierrez (Key West homeboy & one of the first fighting troops in Vietnam)
  • Gwen Filosa (Pulitzer Prize winner & comedian)
  • Clayton Lopez (Commissioner & Civil Rights Icon)
  • Tommy Ryan (Courageous FDNY 9/11 firefighter)
  • Steve Torrance (Pastor, policeman & public servant)
  • An audience member

Closing comments: Rita & Fat

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