Who hasn’t been held captive by a powerful, funny, or frightening story?  ‘7 Stories’ is a night of such storytelling – to build community, empathy, and celebrate our diversity.  

  • Each 7 STORIES night has a theme and storytellers sign up and are selected in advance. Real stories are spellbinding and raw.
  • They are not a theatrical performance, but true life stories from your friends, acquaintances, or someone you have never met.  
  • These stories are told from the heart.
  • Each program is introduced by our host for the evening, with a short bio of each storyteller.


Here’s an edited video of the Sept. 22, 2023 event on the theme “Stories of Transformation” (thanks Larry Dominico for filming this!):

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Storytellers Needed

Please consider sharing your true story…in the spirit of community and friendship. We will coach/help you as much as you would like. To sign up, fill out the form online or email 7stories@burienculturehub.org.

Parents should use discretion when deciding whether to include children. Not all stories will be appropriate for young listeners.

Organizers can help coordinate the logistics of a 2-person bilingual story. Storytellers can apply through a very short application process.

Next Event is Friday Night, Oct. 27

The next event will be held on Friday night, Oct. 27, 2023, from 7–8:30 p.m. at the Highline Heritage museum, on the theme “Things You Should Regret But Don’t / Craving (stories of desire).”

NOTE: If you can’t make it to this event in person, be sure to “Like” us on Facebook here to get a notification, as we’ll be streaming it live on that page starting at 7 p.m.

7 Stories is presented by The B-Town Blog, Highline Heritage Museum, Burien Culture Hub, Burien Arts Association, the City of Burien and 4Culture.

The Highline Heritage Museum is located at 819 SW 152nd Street:

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