The Mudroom, modeled after NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour, continues to draw large crowds to AVA for lively evenings with talented storytellers and mesmerized audiences.

The brainchild of AVA Board member and physician Emily Ridgeway, The Mudroom was launched in September 2013 and has already become an established, much anticipated quarterly social gathering for adults, with audiences arriving from far and wide.

At the most recent Mudroom, on June 19, five pre-selected storytellers compellingly elaborated on the theme “Boundaries.” (Previous themes have been “Getting Schooled,” “Law and Order,” and “Spring Fling.”)

The next Mudroom will be held on Thursday, September 18, and the evening’s theme, “Sparks,” is certain to ignite, well, sparks of inspired storytelling. The final Mudroom of the year will be December 11, with the theme “Outliers.” And the first program of 2015 is scheduled to take place on March 5 (which may actually coincide with our notorious mud season).

If you have a story you would like to be considered for presentation at The Mudroom, please click here to email for more information. Everyone who submits a story will be contacted prior to the event, whether they are selected or not. Open to the public, adults only please. Refreshments are available for purchase from 6:30pm, and the storytelling begins at 7pm. The $5 admission may be purchased by clicking here.

Please join us for memorable evenings!