Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Sallie Crotty

In a deeply personal and powerful story, Sallie Crotty confronts mental illness and wins. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her astonishing #StickTogether tale of love and courage.

Educator Sallie Crotty, a fifth-generation Dallasite, is also a passionate writer.  She earned her B.A. from Sewanee and Ed.M. from Harvard. Sallie loves traveling, long walks with friends, attending art events, reading, and choreographing dances to her favorite music. She and her husband, Mark, are parents to Kate and Stephen.

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Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Dannie M. Olguin

In a searing story of family dysfunction and sibling love, author Dannie M. Olguin revisits a haunting past. On Valentine’s Day evening, come learn about her #StickTogether journey to forgiveness and healing. 

Dannie M. Olguin is an introverted writer who peoples through busy days by acting like an extroverted character. When she’s isn’t selling and eating tacos, you can find her hanging with her husband and son, or banging her head against the keyboard while her dog and cat cuddle and silently judge her.

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Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Stacey Megally

In a bittersweet story of childhood friendship, writer Stacey Megally plumbs the depths of being true to oneself. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her #StickTogether tale of mean girls and courage. 

Stacey Megally is a writer, runner, and incurable bookworm. By day, she writes advertising. By night, she writes about everything else, including her life as a recovering violinist and YA fiction evangelist. When she isn’t knee-deep in words or marathon training, she’s hanging out with her smart, funny husband and their two extremely opinionated dogs.

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Meet “Stick Together” Storyteller Shelley Miller

In a story spanning decades, humor, and heartbreak, Shelley Miller explores the complexity of love and family. On Valentine’s Day evening, come hear her #StickTogether tale of velcro, romance, and commitment. 

Back in the olden days, Shelley Miller was a singer/actress in the musical theater. When motherhood beckoned, she put down her microphone and picked up pen and paper. Four kids later, Shelley has stories to share and songs to sing. She holds a BFA in Musical Theater from the Cincinnati Conservatory.

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“Jump Off A Cliff” featuring Amy Pengra Button

Theme: “Jump Off A Cliff
Storyteller: Amy Pengra Button

Kicking off our season opener with a stunningly written story, Amy Pengra Button shared her tale of losing her brother Moss and then finding his spirit again by climbing aboard the very thing that took him: a motorcycle. At first she was frightened, but then, everything changed.

Performed in “Jump Off A Cliff” on November 3 in Hamon Hall at the Winspear Opera House, Dallas, TX.

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Meet “Close To Home” Storyteller Tara Humphrey

When Tara Humphrey met her future husband, life seemed magical. In the years that followed, however, both joy and pain came to visit. On Tuesday night, December 19, Tara will take us on her journey through love, children, and loss.

An instructor and writer for The Global Peel, Tara Humphrey is also a contributing writer for Elite News and a poet. With a background in anthropology & philosophy, she has produced multicultural events for over twelve years. She has studied pastry making and French cuisine in Paris, and the culinary traditions of Central America in Panama.

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“Writing on the Wall” featuring Phillip Morales

Theme: “Writing on the Wall”
Storyteller: Phillip Morales

The lovable and kind Phillip Morales invites the audience back to his elementary school days for an after-school fight on the playground. In writing about his actions during a subsequent visit to the principal’s office, Phillip discovered his life’s passion and how his hand wrapped around a pencil will always be mightier than a fist.

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“Writing on the Wall” featuring Pamela Stone

Theme: “Writing on the Wall”
Storyteller: Pamela Stone

Award-winning writer, and veteran Oral Fixation storyteller,  Pamela Stone return to the Oral Fixation stage to talk about how it was her daughter’s literal “Writing On The Wall” of her bedroom closet that helped the two connect during those awkward teen years.

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