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Pulling Together! June 11, 2020


AVA Gallery’s quarterly story-telling series, The MudZoom, is looking for storytellers who can tell a good story related to the theme “Pulling Together.” The event will be held the evening of Thursday, June 11, 2020 via Zoom. April 16’s MudZoom reached over 180 households around the Upper Valley and as far away as Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, and Florida.

We would like to hear from storytellers of all ages and from all towns in the Upper Valley and beyond. Storytellers will be awarded an AVA membership. Stories are limited to no more than 10 minutes, must be true and autobiographical, and must be told live (not read).

To submit your story, give us a summary of your true, personal story in fewer than 300 words. Please do not send essays, poems, folktales, speeches, or stand-up routines. Just tell us what your story is about and what happens in the end. Please also include a brief biography of fewer than 100 words. Story submissions and any questions may be directed to

The deadline for story submissions is May 22. By May 25, we will select five or six stories from the submission pool and will contact storytellers.  Selected storytellers will be expected to attend a rehearsal held on the afternoon of Sunday, May 31, via Zoom.

The April MudZoom is below. It can also be viewed on or the AVA Gallery YouTube channel.

Please spread the word! 

Many thanks!

The Mudroom Team



The below contains details for normal Mudroom events taking place at AVA Gallery and Art Center (rather than virtually.)

Food at 6:30 pm | Storytelling at 7 pm
This live-storytelling event offers an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a fun evening with music, food and beverage, and hear entertaining stories. Delicious Asian food by Pon and beverages will be available for purchase before the performance. Live music will be provided by Dave Clark and Juke Joynt. 

Ticket Price: $7.50 for Members (discount will be reflected at check-out), $10 general public, $20 at-the-door (limited availability)

  • Limit 2 tickets per person; Contributing Members and higher may purchase up to 4 tickets
  • AVA Members can purchase a limited number of tickets Online Only two months before the event.
  • Tickets for the general public will go on one month before the event.
  • Membership Discounts will be applied at checkout, after registration information is completed.

To become a member please click here.