True Stories: Birthdays, with Karrisa Francis (VIDEO)

Karrisa Francis took the audience to another world to tell this story of a partner who always made sure her birthdays were special.

click to enlarge Lisa L. Kirchner calls another storyteller to the stage at True Stories. - Still from footage by Amy B. Nestor
Still from footage by Amy B. Nestor
Lisa L. Kirchner calls another storyteller to the stage at True Stories.

Karrisa Francis shares how her wife always made her birthdays special, even when she least expected it. This was the first time Francis got on stage to tell a story, and she won the audience vote as the "favorite" story of the night.


Click the image to watch her tell the story.

True Stories takes place on the second Wednesday of each month, with a featured storyteller who tells a story on the night's theme. But everyone attending has the chance to go on stage, with names are selected at random to give the chance to go on stage and tell a true, personal story on the theme. The next show is Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Old Key West Bar & Grill, and the theme will be "Supernatural." Hear historian Deborah Frethem, author of Ghost Stories of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas County, share her own true personal story of otherworldly encounters. 


Created by Lisa L. Kirchner, True Stories is a Keep St. Pete Lit event. For a schedule of upcoming shows and themes, go to

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Lisa L. Kirchner

%{[ data-embed-type="image" data-embed-id="5a28746b3cab468d538eb081" data-embed-element="span" data-embed-size="640w" contenteditable="false" ]}%Lisa L. Kirchner is the author of the critically-acclaimed Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar. Her writing has appeared in book anthologies,...
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