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Cincy Stories showcasing 60 tales from Price Hill residents at 'People's Celebration'

7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Warsaw Federal Incline Theater
Posted at 12:31 PM, Dec 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 12:31:17-05

CINCINNATI -- The Emmy-winning team from local storytelling initiative Cincy Stories is closing out its six-month mission of gathering Price Hill's stories with a celebration on Dec. 9.

The Price Hill People's Celebration will showcase 60 new Street Stories, collected since July in the west-side neighborhoods of Lower Price Hill, East Price Hill and West Price Hill. The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater and offers live music, live storytelling, a cash bar and complimentary catered food.

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Throughout 2017, Cincy Stories has continued its mission to explore, research and connect with residents of Cincinnati's 52 distinct neighborhoods in Cincinnati. In addition to hosting live storytelling events in Over-the-Rhine, the Street Stories series is available to view at story galleries in Walnut Hills (961 E. McMillan St.) and Price Hill (3116 Warsaw Ave.), as well as on the Cincy Stories website here.

Over the past several months, Cincy Stories’ residency in Price Hill has been made possible by the Haile Foundation, LISC and Price Hill Will. Through weekly openings at the story gallery, participation in community events and local business partnerships, the Cincy Stories team has recorded many personal narratives documenting the rich history of these three culturally diverse neighborhoods.

Executive Director Shawn Braley and Creative Director Chris Ashwell said they believe that by listening to others' personal experiences, we develop more empathy for them despite our differences in background or worldview.

ArtsWave, the Warsaw Federal Bank and Baron Engraving are also sponsoring the Dec. 9 event. For more information, visit Cincy Stories' website here.