IRL Storytelling Evening

Live from the Living Room presents…

In Real Life: Living Room Stories

A Community Storytelling Event

Saturday April 27th, 7:00-9:00 pm

With Rilda and Chris

Open to All at The Big Yellow House

647 Main Street, Melrose MA

Please join us for an evening of storytelling and listening with hosts Rilda Kissel and Christopher Robinson. Come with a prepared five-minute true story from your life, and let’s try out our stories together in a low-key, laid-back night. Not interested in telling a story just yet? Come and listen to others. We will have a featured storyteller kick off the evening.

This event is open to everyone. Donations at the door are gratefully accepted to further our work creating community events like this.

We welcome persons with disabilities and of all identities and world views. Please reach out to Kris Rodolico ( to share any disability related accommodation that you will need to participate in or experience the event. 

About In Real Life (IRL)

IRL started as a collaboration with Melrose Organizes for Real Equality (MORE), a grassroots organization dedicated to centering diverse voices in Melrose and surrounding communities. Since 2018, IRL has organized 6 larger community storytelling events with themes like “Home,” “American Like Me,” “Who Do You Think You Are?” and most recently “Taking Up Space,” a collaboration with the Melrose Commission on Disability.

As we continue to build a storytelling culture in Melrose, FYACS will host small storytelling events as part of our Live from the Living Room series, to provide a safe, supportive and low-key environment to practice telling and listening. We invite you to help us grow our storytelling community!

To learn more about how to get involved, please email Kris Rodolico at

Rilda and Chris have been gathering and supporting storytellers with us since 2021