Love stinks tonight in St. Petersburg

Bad breakup stories and love gone wrong at the Hawthorne Bottle Shop

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True Stories at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe in St. Petersburg

"Is there a cure for a broken heart? Only time can heal your broken heart, just as time can heal his broken arms and legs." ~ Miss Piggy

The break-up. We've all been there. Whether you were the break-er or the break-ee, breaking up is hard to do. Sometimes, yes, it's because you don't want to hurt the other person, and other times it's because they start following you everywhere. No matter the story, it's better when you share it. That's what this month's True Stories (a Keep St. Pete Lit gig) is all about: sharing breakup stories. Graphic designer and artist Jay Hoff will kick off the evening as the "featured storyteller."

Want to tell your story? Here's how it works: Put $5 in the "fuckit bucket" and wait for emcee Lisa Kirchner to call your name. When she does, it's your turn to mercilessly relive the horrors and comedy of that time when you ended it (or she did, or he did). The only rule is that you can't use notes.

Don't want to tell a story? Perfect. Come, grab a drink on the dog-friendly patio, and listen to others.

Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, 2927 Central Ave., St. Petersburg | June 13: 7-9 p.m. | $5 to tell a story, free to listen


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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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