The stage lighting is muted and the whole space is filled with a red glow. In front of you stands a solitary microphone and an audience made up of an equal mix of friends and strangers. And you’re about to tell them something true and personal.
This is Fray Cafe 12.
Recorded live at Austin’s Red Eyed Fly on March 11, 2012 during SXSW Interactive and hosted by the inimitable Kevin Smokler, Fray Cafe is an intimate evening of storytelling that continues the tradition of fray.com, created by Derek Powazek.
The evening has only three rules:
- Your story must be true.
- Your story must be personal and feature yourself as a central character.
- Your story cannot be a plug for anything.
Special thanks to everyone who came out and made the evening a huge success, and to the management and staff of the Red Eyed Fly for continuing to host our poky little storytelling show. And a special shout-out to everyone who donated to ensure the continuation of Fray Cafe @ SXSW!
The audio from this year’s event is presented here in its entirety. You can listen to individual storytellers using the embedded players, or download a .zip file of the full show (AAC format, 329MB). (If your browser won’t display the embedded players, you can access the individual tracks here.)
Voices of Fray Cafe 11
|David Dylan Thomas
|Back from Break/Passing the Bucket
|A Moment with @critic
|Closing & Goodnights
Fray Cafe 12 is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.