Spoken word series explores Day of the Dead stories

Isabella Vail, 5, looks at the art at the 31st annual Viva la Vida Festival in downtown Austin on Saturday October 18, 2014.   JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
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Isabella Vail, 5, looks at the art at the 31st annual Viva la Vida Festival in downtown Austin on Saturday October 18, 2014. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Isabella Vail, 5, looks at the art at the 31st annual Viva la Vida Festival in downtown Austin on Saturday October 18, 2014.   JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Isabella Vail, 5, looks at the art at the 31st annual Viva la Vida Festival in downtown Austin on Saturday October 18, 2014. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

For the past five years, multidisciplinary artist Amparo Garcia-Crow has gathered Austinites for an intimate evening of storytelling. As host of the monthly spoken word series “The Living Room: Storytime for Grownups,” she’s constantly opening people’s hearts and minds to the personal tales that make us uniquely human.

Every first Saturday of the month, people from all walks of life sign up a month ahead of time to share stories around a specific theme. On Nov. 7 at  7:30 p.m., the series will honor Día de los Muertos with stories at the Mexican American Cultural Center’s Black Box Theater.

“The Living Room,” in collaboration with the Latino Visibility Project, will present stories from three Latinas and three Latinos whose tales will shed light on their diverse identity experiences. For more information, visit facebook.com/the-living-room. Guests are asked to reserve their $15 seat online because there will be no admission taken at the door.


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