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Naked Truth
Posted Date: 9/20/2012

Naked Truth: Breaking The Rules

Friday, October 12th - Note Special Date
Main Reading Room
Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.
Program begins at 7pm.

For adults and high school students.

*Registration is recommended.

The Mill Valley Library's popular true storytelling series: Naked Truth. has hit the big time! Our latest installment, Friday, October 12th, will be a featured event on the Litquake Literary Festival schedule. As if that weren't enough, it is also being co-presented by the Mill Valley Film Festival…there's no telling what kind of (G)literati might show up to tell a story.

Please join us as we transform the library into venue for seasoned raconteurs as well as storytelling novices to showcase the human experience. Each guest will recount a rebellious tale based on the evening's theme: "Breaking the Rules".

Sit back and listen while real people tell real-life stories in the main reading room; raw and without notes. Once again, we have an amazing line up of guests to tell true stories.

Our Storytellers:

Matteson Perry is a writer, performer, five-time Moth StorySlam winner and two-time Moth GrandSlam champion. His work has been featured on McSweeney's, College Humor, and the Risk! storytelling podcast. For more information visit and follow him on twitter @mattesonperry.

Scott Kravitz is an animator and writer based in San Francisco. He is a regular contributor to the CBC radio show Wiretap and has performed his stories for The Moth, Porchlight, and Snap Judgment on PBS television. Visit his site:

Heather Gold is a comedian/writer/performer best known for her interactive style and her hit show "I Look Like an Egg, But I Identify as a Cookie," which was selected by The Oakland Tribune as "Best of the Bay Area" and won Curve Magazine's Lesbian Theatre Award.

Anthony Bedard the guitarist/vocalist for Hank IV and the drummer for Icky Boyfriends. He books bands at the Hemlock Tavern and comedy for Club Chuckles. He is the co-founder of the Coalition of Aging Rockers.

Lisa Marie Rollins is a Black/Filipina writer, playwright and performer. She is a VONA alumni in Poetry, currently touring her play, “Ungrateful Daughter: One Black Girls Story of being Adopted into a White family… that aren’t Celebrities."

Joe Loya
Joe Loya is an essayist, playwright, TV commentator, and author of "The Man Who Outgrew His Prison Cell: Confessons of a Bank Robber." His latest novel is a gory yet fabulously funny prison zombie apocalypse story titled "The Red Mile," published under in a pseudonym (The Zombie Whisperer) that he can barely say or type without chuckling and you can buy on Amazon or iTunes. He lives with his wife and 6 year old daughter in the Bay area.

We are always looking for storytellers from the public. Interested storytellers can call our dedicated voicemail (415-389-4292 ex. 4746) or submit a video.

To submit a video:
Upload your video to youtube.
Send a link to the video to

The evening will also include a speed round of five-two minute stories from the audience. The theme for the lightening round will be "Your elevator pitch" in honor of the Mill Valley Film Festival.

This event is free and open to the public.

Pre-registration is full. Please come by the night of the event as we may have standing room available. Space permitted, non-registered guests will be allowed in on a first-come, first-served basis after registered guests have been admitted.