Author Archives: Manuel Gonzales

About Manuel Gonzales

Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife & Other Stories, published by Riverhead Books. He lives in Austin, Texas.

May: Celebrity Encounters!

Come out this Tuesday, May 17th, for our first Story Department on our new day and at our new location, Homeslice Pizza at 1415 South Congress Avenue. Doors open at 8pm. Cover is $5. Pick up a slice or two … Continue reading

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In-Laws!

Sorry it’s taken almost a month to post anything from last month’s The Story Department. Here, finally, is Part 1 of Kari Holt’s story about her in-laws. Take a look-see and revel in its awesomeness. And below is Part 2 … Continue reading

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On the Move!

The Story Department will be moving for the month of April. As much as we’ve loved our time with Austin AMP, and as much as we appreciate their help and support, we’ve decided the Story Department needs a change of … Continue reading

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DARPA has a Story to Tell

Apparently we at The Story Department aren’t the only ones interested in stories and storytelling. Why Is the U.S. Government Interested in Storytelling?

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Last bit of Luck!

I had never seen Mark Shapiro tell a story and my hope is that we’ll come up with another theme that catches his fancy and soon. He poo-pooed the microphone and so you might have to plug in the earphones … Continue reading

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More Luck!

For the March 2011 Story Department, Phil Korshak, a regular storyteller, took off his storytelling hat and replaced with an emcee hat. He introduced storytellers and spoke on occasion about luck, and read two pieces from the Austin Bat Cave … Continue reading

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Luck!

In March, 2011, our theme was Luck. Listen to an excerpt of DJ Stout telling a story about luck and his father’s left arm. DJ’s design work is represented in several permanent collections including Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New … Continue reading

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