The Mudroom

AVA Gallery’s Quartely Story-Telling Series

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 and one guest ticket to the performance.
Stories are limited to no more than 10 minutes, must be true and autobiographical, not memorized, and must be told live (not read).
To submit your story, in fewer than 300 words give us a sketch of your true, personal story. Please don’t 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.
Check out our Facebook page to get a flavor of the event. CATV (now called JAM CATV) has on-demand video of recent Mudrooms as well.

Story submissions and any questions may be directed to


The Mudroom Team:
Sally Bacon
Helen Clark
Judith Hertog
Mike Lovell
Lianne Moccia
Sheryl Trainor

Upcoming Mudrooms

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Past Mudrooms

What did you inherit from your people? Are your eyes hazel like your mom’s? Did you get musical talent from your Dad? Or maybe there was a surprise bequest from an aunt you barely knew? We all get something from somewhere and there’s probably a good story in it. Or did you inherit a skeleton in a closet? A medical history? Or no inheritance at all? 

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AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766 United States
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The Mudroom-Reckless

December’s Mudroom will feature 5 - 6 storytellers talking on the theme of "Reckless."
Doors open at 6:30 pm on Thursday, December 8th. This event is for adults only and often sells out, so get your tickets soon!

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Clifford B. West Gallery, 11 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766 United States
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The Mudroom: The First Time

The Mudroom, AVA's live storytelling event, is back. The storytelling theme is The First Time! Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022 Time: 7-9 PM The Mudroom will be outside under the […]

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Bente Building Patio, 11 Bank Street
Lebanon, NH 03766 United States
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These events are made possible by member and donor support.