Want to hear some good stories that might spark stories of your own? Check out this website: The Moth
"The Moth – hailed as 'New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket' by The Wall Street Journal – is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green, who wanted to recreate in New York the feeling of sultry summer evenings in his native Georgia, when moths were attracted to the light on the porch where he and his friends would gather to spin spellbinding tales. The first New York Moth event was held in George’s living room and the story events quickly spread to larger venues throughout the city. The Moth has presented more than three thousand stories, told live and without notes, by people from all walks of life to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Each show features simple, old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes by wildly divergent raconteurs who develop and shape their stories with The Moth’s directors."
I watched a video of Michaela Murphy telling a hilarious story titled "Eye Spy" about her Irish Catholic family's connection to the Kennedy's. A great website to fill the writer's well.