Voices Heard: Stuffed
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Sugar Space Arts Warehouse
132 S 800 W, Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Picture yourself on a Wednesday night, sitting back and listening to six writers share their stories with you. On Wednesday night, November 14, six writers will take an assigned topic (this time: Stuffed!) and write about events from their lives, stories that will leave you aching with truth, laughing your guts out, and feeling inspired. Just come down, laugh so hard, and leave wanting to make the world a better place. We are thrilled in our new home at Sugar Space. Voices Heard works hard to create a safe space of expression to all humans, from all diverse backgrounds.
This month, featuring THREE brand-new storytellers!
Kendall Tingey is a post-Mormon writer, humorist, and content creator that hails from the heartland of Mormondom: Kaysville, Utah. He has a never-ending passion for making the uncomfortable comfortable and the comfortable uncomfortable. He also loves La Croix.
Anna F. Marasco is an international award-winning poet and author. (Believe her when she says that isn’t as impressive as it sounds.) Anna is a licensed clinical social worker working on obtaining a second masters in creative writing. Her spare time is mostly spent enmeshed in her unnatural obsession with the love of her life: her horse, Henry.
Emily Bernath began her journey as a writer through her passion for empowering women to live in the truth of who God made them to be. She received her MBA from the U and BS in Chemistry from the University of Toledo, is highly involved in volunteering at church, and uses the foundations of both science and faith in her writing. Her first book, Broken Lenses, is currently in the process of being published by Morgan James Publishing and will be released in 2019.
Though Chad Anderson always wrote poems and prose, it wasn’t until he came out of the closet in 2011 that he started sharing everything out loud and out proud. Chad is a gay father of two young sons and has been a practicing clinical social worker for 16 years. Chad has been writing, researching, and blogging actively for years (currently at www.snapshotsofchad.com), he is currently working on a documentary called Dog Valley, he coordinates and hosts the monthly story-telling event Voices Heard, and he recently published his moving memoir, Gay Mormon Dad, and is also the writer of the graphic novel, the Mushroom Murders.
John Mabey is a driven storyteller. Once a successful businessman, a brush with death made him question his existence and sacrifice a career to focus on his dream of being a writer. He now uses the challenges of his crazy life to help him connect with readers and inspire others to pursue their own dreams. He lives in Utah with his wife, daughter, and deadbeat Chihuahua. Visit www.johnmabey.com to learn more about his journey and what he’s up to. Here is John reading “I’ll Take You There.”
Tanner Gilliland is primarily known for his participation in the post-Mormon media group, Zelph On The Shelf. His many interests include evolutionary psychology, shamanism, art, and music.