MAPSO Storytelling


New decade! New, true stories!

On Saturday, January 25 from 8pm – 10:30pm, you’re invited to witness your friends and neighbors tell stories about compelling moments in their lives. These stories are true tales told by the people who lived them. Seven storytellers. Ten minutes each. One at a time. Their stories will range from the hilarious to the distressful to the commonplace, but they will all touch you in some way.

The MAPSO Storytelling Show will “treat us to the old-fashioned art of sharing true stories,” says event organizer Boo Trundle. This will be the third installment of what may very well be a growing local tradition. Storytellers include Sarah Paige, Sara C. Clarke, Alia Covel, Stephanie Hoeler, Katharine Houston-Voss, Kris Ohleth, Felix Sockwell and our headliner, the entertaining and wonderful Norbert Leo Butz.

For tickets to this amazing show, go to The show is sponsored by the Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group of Keller Williams MidTown Direct and benefits MEND.

Event organizer Boo Trundle is a creative writer, storyteller, artist, and spiritual transformer. She hosts storytelling shows in Maplewood that present true, first-person stories told by members of the community, from first-time performers to seasoned local talent. She leads storytelling gatherings every Wednesday night to nurture storytellers and to encourage growth in the area of listening. She is certified in Safe Conversation; this technology steers us away from habitual negativity and toward the purely positive.

After graduating from college, Boo launched a music career and recorded albums in the late ’90s in both New York City and Washington, D.C. An interest in writing led Boo to earn her master’s degree in creative writing from Hollins University in Virginia . While living in Maplewood for 15 years, Boo continued her interest in writing and performance while raising her two children. She found herself naturally gravitating to those who wanted to have a venue to share their artistic work and ideas. Before curating the Mapso Storytelling Show series, Trundle won a StorySLAM competition in New York, and also made it to two GrandSLAM championships. She will be teaching “The Art of Storytelling” this fall at the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School. With the MAPSO Storytelling Show, Boo continues to balance her love of performance with her continued desire to give feedback and provide positive mentorship.


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