Ex Fabula

True & Personal Stories

Ex Fabula is a Milwaukee nonprofit organization that strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Ex Fabula produces StorySlams, workshops, community collaborations, a podcast, and radio pieces, all in order to provide platforms for people to come together and share true, personal stories.

Website: ExFabula.com

Twitter: @ExFabula

Art Montes

If you know anything about Ex Fabula, you know that every Story Slam we make room for first-time storytellers (or Newbies).

Ex Fabula: Deflated

Jan 28, 2015
Kat Schleicher

Well folks, this Sunday is a sad one for Wisconsin football fans. As we put our cheese heads away for another year, many wonder what they will do without Sundays to look forward to.

Kat Schleicher

With love and lust in mind, Ex Fabula looks back to one of our earliest dynamic duos, Bob and Virginia Pothier.

Kat Schleicher

  Here we are in the second week of January. According to studies, 75% of New Year resolutions last through the first week of January.

Ex Fabula: Holiday Stress

Dec 17, 2014
Art Montes

This week, Ex Fabula features two entertaining stories about the many reasons one feels and deals with stress throughout the holidays or sometimes the entire year.

Art Montes

In honor of our December Spectacular, this week we’re looking back on a story about surprises and a story about language.

Ex Fabula: Gratitude

Nov 26, 2014
Art Montes

As many of us get ready for the food, the family, and the frustrating conversation with your conservative uncle, we at Ex Fabula are also prepping for a day of giving thanks. 

Ex Fabula: My Nemesis

Nov 12, 2014
Art Montes

Everybody has one. It may be that third grade bully. It could be the neighbor with the yappy dog. Or maybe it’s simply Wisconsin winter. Big or small, we all have a nemesis - an adversary, opponent, foe. 

Ex Fabula: Veterans Day

Nov 5, 2014
Art Montes

It is with great honor and appreciation that we pay homage to those who have served and continue to serve in our Nation’s Armed Forces. In celebration of Veterans Day, Ex Fabula features two of our most moving Veteran stories.

Ex Fabula: Vote

Oct 29, 2014
Art Montes

Rejoice readers, we are only days away from the end of campaign calls, political ads and the he said/she said debates that have filled our newsfeeds for the past several months. In honor on Election Day 2014, we thought we’d share a couple of our favorite ExFabula stories involving what else, politics. 

Art Montes


Haunted houses, pumpkin carving and pink ribbons. This week, in honor of October and breast cancer awareness month, Ex Fabula wants to tip our hat to all of those who have been touched by breast cancer by featuring two of our favorite stories about “the girls.”

Ex Fabula: Sweetest Day

Oct 8, 2014
Kathrine Schleicher

In honor of Sweetest Day, Ex Fabula is sparing you the candy and going straight for the hearts with one of our favorite How We Met duos.

Ex Fabula: Oktoberfest

Oct 1, 2014
Kat Schleicher

October is here. The leaves are beginning to turn vibrant orange, red and yellow and many of us have begun our annual Halloween costume search. 

Ex Fabula: Looking Back

Sep 10, 2014
Kat Schleicher

In honor of next week’s super Season 6 Kick Off event, Ex Fabula takes a look back at the 2013 Kick Off event. 

Kat Schleicher

This week, Ex Fabula is taking a look back on some of storytellers’ most memorable encounters with words and those who craft them.