In honor of Burning Man, this story is from our August 19, 2017 event titled “The Playa.” Brian Monahan is a long time burner, a native Nevadan, and a leather craftsman. Brian’s story hits on all of the special qualities of Burning Man, including: curiosity, community, and the complexity of living on a dry, Nevada lakebed for a week. If you are interested in more stories from The Folk & The Lore, please subscribe to the blog and consider pitching a story.
I am currently seeking storytellers for our annual scary storytelling event. This year’s spooky show, Local Haunts, will take place at the Nevada Museum of Art on October 26, 2019, tix here. Stories should be true, take place in Nevada, and between 10-15 minutes when told live. If you have a good story, but are TERRIFIED of telling it live, I would be happy to coach you and help you prep your story. This event is designed for nonprofessional speakers: normal people from our community that have a good story to tell. Pitch Your Story