Marquese McFerguson among speakers at Tampa's 6th Annual Story Days series

Buckle up for some serious storytelling.

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Tampa Bay theatrical journalism nonprofit Your Real Stories is gearing up to launch its 6th Annual Story Days Tampa Bay, set for October 8-12 at over 20 different St. Petersburg venues

Your Real Stories' mission is to “create space for people to experience the compelling authentic stories of real people and to find the common threads that tie us together as humans."

This year the six-day artistic storytelling event focuses on “Love & Relationships” and hopes to harness the transformative power of stories during events that incorporate music, dance, poetry, visual art and theater. 

“There is nothing more compelling than a real-life story and few things that connect people faster or better,” Your Real Stories Artistic Director and Co-founder said Jaye Sheldon in a statement. 

See three great Story Days events below. Catch the full list — and get details on which sessions are free to attend — via yourrealstories.blog.

Marriage Stories 

A professional theatre and conversation, based upon interviews with authors of The Marriage Battle: A Family Tradition. Susan Green and Robin Phillips will speak alongside Florida couples representing various perspectives on marriage equality. Tues. Oct. 8. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. No cover. The ArtsXchange, 515 22nd Street S., St. Petersburg.

Short Film Screening

The third annual Short Film Screening features documentary shorts and selections from “Everyday Tampa Bay,” followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and award-winning photojournalists of the Tampa Bay Times series. Wed. Oct. 9, 6 p.m. No cover, bring cash for drinks. Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg.

“Love is Like…” Workshop

Ph.D. Candidate Marquese McFerguson leads a workshop called "Love is Like… Reimagining the Stories we Write About our Relationships." The workshop allows attendees to rethink ways to create poetry about the topic of love with the guidance of lyrics from singer-songwriters Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers. Thurs. Oct. 10. 5 p.m. $15. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg.

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