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Sexy #StarTrek Dreams: Watch my latest performance at #GRTTWaK!

Back in September, I performed for the second time at Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids. You might remember the first time I performed, where I read a teenage diary entry all about a soft-core erotica film I saw on television. This time, I read two teenage diary entries about these dreams I had about Star Trek. The dreams were – you guessed it – sex dreams.

A running theme, n’est-ce pas?

This reading was also included recently in GRTTWaK’s podcast so after you watch the video, make sure you subscribe to the podcast so you can hear my story along with a bevvy of other talented readers from across Canada. These stories are often weird, wonderful, always cringeworthy, sometimes bittersweet, and often adorbs. It’s amazing to re-read old diary entries and think about the person you once were when you were growing up, and to compare/contrast with who you are now. It’s always a revelation.

Enjoy!

Don’t forget to visit the official Christine Estima dot com for more of my live storytelling!

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Kirk/Spock: listen to me on the #GRTTWAK podcast!

A few weeks ago, I performed for a second time at the Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids stage in Toronto. I shared two teen diary entries where I wrote about Kirk/Spock dreams.

Were the dreams nerdy?

Yes.

Were they sex dreams?

Also yes.

Just like last time, I have been included in their latest podcast episode, which you can listen to on your device via the podcast app, or listen here:

Enjoy!


Red Shoe Diaries: watch my @GRTTWaK live performance! #GRTTWaK

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Last week I was fortunate enough to perform at Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids, which is exactly what it sounds like. Diaries, letters, poems, stories, you name it… if it’s cringeworthy or bittersweet, they want it. And lemme tell ya, I GOTS IT. I read a diary entry from 20 years ago, written after I had just seen the soft-core film Red Shoe Diaries and it had blowwwwn my miiiiiind, maaaaaan. What followed can only be described as a brainjaculation.

You can watch my cringeworthy reading below. I hope you enjoy what a ding-dong I am.

Also, I just got word from the show’s producers that my reading has been included in their podcast! You can subscribe to their podcast on iTunes (like I have been for months!). But if not, you can listen to my specific episode here and fast forward to time index 20:30.

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As many of you know, I have performed at a lot of live storytelling/Spoken Word events, and I really love doing it. It blends my two favourite things in life: storytelling, and being a ham. I’ve performed at The Moth in NYC (watch my performance here), Spark London in the UK (watch here), and Raconteurs (watchy watch). Each time it’s different and new and ephemeral, so I highly recommend you come out to an event if you haven’t already. This GRTTWaK event was SOLD OUT and packed, which made for such a great atmosphere on stage!

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Shout out to Dan and Jenna for having me! And expect more live-storytelling performances in the future.

Don’t forget to check out the official Christine Estima dot com for more of my live performances and publications and more.

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Storytelling in the Spotlight

A couple nights ago, I took to the stage at Raconteurs, a live storytelling/spoken word event here in Toronto. Many of you will remember when I performed at Spark London in the UK two or three times. Since then, I developed a taste for live storytelling, probably because it feeds into my need to be a ham, and talk about myself. Womp womp.

Last month, I performed at The Moth in New York City. That experience was probably the most exhilaration storytelling event of my life. There was easily 400 people in the crowd, and the massive standing-O and cheerful roar of applause after I was done was so galvanizing and fulfilling. They’re sending me the video footage of that night, and soon Raconteurs will upload the footage of my story to their YouTube. so stay tuned, munchkins. I hope to do Spark London, The Moth, and Raconteurs again. I listen to all of their podcasts, and am glad to be featured on there too!

Live storytelling feels like an obvious step in my evolution. I double-majored Theatre and Creative Writing for my undergraduate degree. Live storytelling combines them both, you get the performative aspects and the audience pay-off, but also you get to employ the nuances of language and creative non-fiction. I can pretend I’m one of those actor-writer types like Ethan Hawke (who has also performed at The Moth, fyi).

Expect to see more of me on the storytelling stage, my dudes. Dudebros. Brojangles.

Okay I’ll stop now.

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