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Area Voices: True Stories From the Edge

Mural in downtown Ely, MN

Julie Nester and Terry Cooper started True Stories from the Edge in Ely last winter.  The monthly, wintertime story-telling event was a wildly successful from the get-go.  Regular people gather together to share and celebrate stories.  Folks who wish to share a story of 6 minutes or less, put their names in a hat and what happens after that is literally the luck of the draw.  Each month's stories fall under a specific theme and this first round of stories all relate to the phrase, "I didn't see that coming!"  This year's story-telling season kicked off last night in Ely.  We spoke with Julie Nester on the morning show about how it got started, what happens at an event and why she thinks it's been such a success.  

Upcoming story nights will be held at the Ely Senior Center from 6-8pm on the following dates: 

  • February 21 - Repairs of All Kinds
  • March 21 - It’s Mine: Tales of Ownership