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

Ex Fabula: Earth Day 2015

Apr 25, 2015
Kat Schleischer

April 22nd marked Earth Day's 45th Anniversary and Ex Fabula is still celebrating.

In a perfectly told story of becoming one with nature, Jim Winship recollects an absolute perfect day at the beach. He takes us on a trip of the senses, to “a day without tragedy or triumph, rescues or heroism,” an ordinary day and a golden day. This was a day of wind, sand, surf, sunshine and the naturally occurring and endless ebb and flow of the ocean and the simple and absolute natural rhythm of life.

Art Montes

It seems like just yesterday that we were writing our New Year’s post and here we are getting ready for our last Ex Fabula Story Slam of the season. You’ve got one more chance to keep that resolution to “try something new” and put your name in the storytelling hat (we always make time for newbies). Next week, April 16th at Hot Water Wherehouse, we’ll “Do the Math” for our last slam of the season.

Ex Fabula: Sisters

Apr 4, 2015
Kat Schleischer

On March 29th, Ex Fabula was honored to partner with FROM HERE TO HER—An Artist Collective for a Public Art and Community Dialogue. FROM HERE TO HER Artist Collective is an alliance of female art activists with chapters in Milwaukee and New York.

Ex Fabula: Learning Curve

Mar 28, 2015
Art Montes

Here we are in the home stretch of Season 6. It’s hard to believe that there’s only one regular Ex Fabula Story Slam left before the May All Stars.

Ex Fabula: Circle Of Life

Mar 23, 2015
Art Montes

This week’s Ex Fabula segment began as a healthcare-themed episode. However, as we revisited the stories by Matthew Konkel and Brooke Maroldi, we realized that more than healthcare, these two stories had were two very different experiences in the circle of life.

Art Montes

We’ve moved! If you tried to tune into our WUWM@Nite/Ex Fabula radio program on Wednesday night, you would have found us missing. Never fear. You can still get your weekly Ex Fabula fix at an even better time! Ex Fabula has moved to the weekend. Tune to Lake Effect Weekend on Saturday afternoons (and again on Sunday) at 3 p.m. to hear some of your favorite Milwaukee storytellers.

Ex Fabula: Oops!

Mar 4, 2015
Art Montes

Oops, we did it again. No, not the Britney Spears song. Our February Story Slam, Degrees of Separation, was our second sold out show of 2015! 

Ellagraph Studios

If you were born in the 1970s, you probably had a pretty solid relationship with Marlo Thomas and her famous Free to Be, You and Me album. 

Brian D. Jacobson, BlurRadial

Ex Fabula hosted a night of stories in the spirit of love, lust and murder at Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point on Saturday, January 24th. Milwaukee’s Panalure performed a set featuring songs from their latest release, The Bones ­­- our current “Album of the Week.”

Milwaukee musician Peter Woods shared a tour story about how his band E=MC Hammer unexpectedly played to a room full of funeral mourners and almost got talked into staying with a crazed host.

Ex Fabula: Valentines

Feb 11, 2015
Art Montes

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Ex Fabula looks back on two very different love stories with two very different endings. 

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.