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Grapevine Storytelling with Jackson Gillman and Vijai Nathan

  • 12 Jun 2024
  • 7:30 PM
  • Busboys and Poets in Takoma Park, DC, or Online


Our featured tellers this month are the gregarious Jackson Gillman and the notorious Vijai Nathan.

Join us on Wednesday, June 12 at 7:30 Eastern at Busboys and Poets Takoma; or, for out-of-towners, via Zoom. You can register FOR FREE for access to the live stream or to catch the recorded show later. No registration needed for in-person, you can just show up!

Registrants will get emails with reminders on the date, time, and location, as well as Zoom information. We ask for donations to support our tellers, suggested $20 per person. Donations can be made in person or online before, during, or after the show, at: https://fsgw2.org/grapevine.html

The Grapevine is spoken word performance for adults and teens, celebrating the timeless art of the story, hosted by storytellers Renée Brachfeld and Tim Livengood.


Jackson Gillman has been dubbed the Stand-Up Chameleon for transforming into a range of engaging characters. He has been featured at the National Storytelling Festival and has been Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center. He annually portrays Rudyard-in-Residence at Kipling’s historic Vermont home. Song, mime, and sign language might be incorporated into his telling – whatever brings a story to life. Shining through Jackson's wit and versatility is bemused warmth and honesty. More about Jackson

Vijai Nathan has made people laugh across America and internationally. She grew up as a “foreigner” in the suburbs of Washington D.C., where she was born. Her material comes from her experience as an Indian girl in America - raising immigrant parents, dating boys with mothers who wished their sons could find a nice blonde girl named "Tiffany," and the universal quest for love, understanding and a good pair of undies. More about Vijai

Learn more about The Grapevine (Storytelling) series

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