We believe that everyone has a story to tell.

That’s why the Arizona Daily Star and #ThisisTucson are teaming up with the Storytellers Project to host four evenings of live storytelling this year that will showcase our community’s experiences.

The Storytellers Project is a national program dedicated to the idea that oral storytelling and journalism have the same goals: serving and reflecting a community while fostering empathy among people.

These nights blend the authenticity and art of storytelling with the truthfulness, community-building and empowerment that’s at the heart of great journalism.

In Tucson, we’re joining the ranks of other great storytelling groups — like Odyssey Storytelling and Female StoryTellers — that have been working for years to highlight great first-person stories in our community.

If you’re interested in telling your story, or just want to learn more about the project, we’re happy to have you. Reach out to digital producer Mollie Muchna, mmuchna@tucson.com, or editor Irene McKisson, IMcKisson@tucson.com

We have four storytelling nights coming up in 2018. For all the events, general admission is $10 and students can get in for $5. Tickets can be purchased online at tucson.com/storytellers.

PAST EVENT: March: Stories about love and heartbreak (SOLD OUT) 

Love takes all shapes and forms. Sometimes it starts with finding a love you never knew you were missing, or being so obsessed with something you have to learn to let it go.

Details: 6 p.m. check-in, stories from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 12. La Cocina, 201 N. Court Ave. Sold Out. Storytellers are booked.

June: Stories about food and family

Join us as we celebrate the vibrant and diverse food culture in Tucson.

From our love of tamales and tacos to family restaurateurs and growers, we’ll be sharing stories about the tastes that help bring us together.

Details: 6 p.m. check-in, stories from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento, Suite 200, 100 tickets are available. Tellers booked.

September: Stories about how Tucson became home

So many of us come from different places but somehow we all ended up in Tucson.

From moving for a job to having never left the Old Pueblo, we’ll be talking about how Tucson went from just a city we lived in to the place we call home.

Location/Date TBA. 

December: Holiday Spectacular

From funny mishaps to heartwarming memories, we’ll celebrate the holiday stories that unite our families and our communities.

Location and date to be announced. Storytellers needed.