Narrative Night returns with a dazzling evening of wit, wisdom, and poetry hosted by cofounders Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks, and featuring our 2021 Narrative Prize winners, Morgan Talty and Tryphena Yeboah, introduced by the 2020 recipient, Gbenga Adesina. Also on deck: Pulitzer Prize–winning poet and guest judge, Jericho Brown, who will introduce this year’s Narrative High School Writing Contest winners as we celebrate a new generation of talented voices that move and inspire us. Finally, we’ll wrap up the evening with 2015 Narrative Prize winner Ocean Vuong, whose newest collection features work that first appeared in Narrative. We can’t wait to start the show!


Pin this: in this most challenging year, Narrative maintained our commitment to discover, pay, and publish the most remarkable, diverse voices in the world. What’s more, our flagship Narrative in the Schools program reached teachers and students in twenty countries and 2oo schools in the United States—in all, more than 100,000 students inspired by the gift of story! How’d we do it? With your support, Narrative empowers teachers and students—particularly those in underserved communities from India to the Philippines, Georgia to New York, Spokane to Cape Town—with a first-rank library of literature, video tutorials, and curated reading guides they can carry in their pockets. A world of reading that opens minds and bridges divides—and that is always open and free. Our digital campfire for storytelling invites the world to gather ’round.


Now we’re inviting you! Support our mission at our only fundraiser of the year. Please join us as we celebrate the stories that teach, illuminate, and inspire us. We know ourselves and our world by the stories we tell.


WHEN: Tuesday, May 17. The show will start promptly at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern.


WHERE: Upon ticket purchase, you will be sent your Narrative Night Livestream Viewing Link.



Questions? Email Sophie Taylor at @email.
Narrative is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your entire gift is 100 percent tax-deductible.


Tickets

Literary Legends $10,000

Be a legend. Join our Host Committee as a foundational funder of Narrative in the Schools, our free educational programming that supports more than 100,000 students and teachers in under-resourced schools worldwide. Imagine, with your legendary support, all that we can do!            

... LEARN MORE       •Your own private Narrative event—we’ll arrange a dinner with your friends and a Narrative author.
       •Admission for you and 14 guests to our livestream Narrative Night.
       •Deluxe membership for 2 to the exclusive Narrative Storytellers’ Circle, offering year-round invitations to intimate salons with bestselling authors and a quarterly newsletter featuring curated content and interviews.
       •Host Committee recognition in all 2022 Narrative Night event materials and on our Friends & Patrons site page.
       • One-year pass to Narrative Backstage, where we debut upcoming features, videos, and writers’ in-progress drafts.
Poet Laureates $5,000

Sponsor the Narrative Prize, our cornerstone honor that has helped launch the careers of such notables as Min Jin Lee, Ocean Vuong, Anthony Marra, Maud Newton, Javier Zamora, Natalie Diaz, Saidiya Hartman, and Kirstin Valdez Quade.      
                 
 ... LEARN MORE      •Admission for you and 10 guests to our livestream Narrative Night.
       •Deluxe membership for 2 to the exclusive Narrative Storytellers’ Circle, offering year-round invitations to intimate salons with bestselling authors and quarterly newsletters with special content and interviews curated just for YOU.
       • One-year pass to Narrative Backstage, where we debut upcoming features, videos, and writers’ in-progress drafts.
       •Poet Laureate recognition in all 2022 Narrative Night event materials and on our Friends & Patrons site page.
Storyteller Deluxe $4,000

Say yes to our motto: “We know ourselves and our world by the stories we tell.” Join the Storytellers’ Circle as a deluxe member for 2 and empower Narrative’s work. Our digital platform has never been more valued than during the pandemic, with readers across generations turning to our trove of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to find m... LEARN MOREeaning and connection.

       •Admission for you and 8 guests to our livestream Narrative Night.
       •Deluxe membership for 2 to the exclusive Narrative Storytellers’ Circle, offering year-round invitations to intimate salons with bestselling authors and quarterly newsletters with special content and interviews curated just for YOU. The Deluxe Storyteller membership includes an invitation for 2 guests to all events.
       • One-year pass to Narrative Backstage, where we debut upcoming features, videos and writers’ in-progress drafts.
       •Storyteller Deluxe recognition in all 2022 Narrative Night event materials and on our Friends & Patrons site page.
Storyteller $2,500

Fund the mothership: join our Storytellers' Circle as an individual member. Narrative reaches a global audience of 300,000 dedicated subscribers and is the gold standard for digital literary publishing, with new fiction, poetry, essays, and art published every day. To keep our library growing, we need your support!

... LEARN MORE       •Admission for you and 6 guests to our livestream Narrative Night.
       •Individual membership to the exclusive Narrative Storytellers’ Circle, offering year-round invitations to special, intimate salons featuring bestselling authors, newsletters with curated must-read lists and behind-the-scenes special content and interviews, and special access to works in progress curated just for YOU. The Storyteller sponsorship includes an invitation for 1 to all events.
       • One-year pass to Narrative Backstage, where we debut upcoming features, videos, and writers’ in-progress drafts.
       •Storyteller recognition in all 2022 Narrative Night event materials and on our Friends & Patrons site page.
Wordsmiths $1,000

Underwrite universal FREE access to our ever-expanding digital library—the only one of its kind. Combat socioeconomic barriers that too often limit under-resourced communities from participating in the sustaining, unifying world of literature. Equal access to literature promotes a democratic society of free-thinking adults. Reading opens hearts and ... LEARN MOREminds.

       •Admission for you and 4 guests to our livestream Narrative Night.
       • One-year pass to Narrative Backstage, where we debut upcoming features, videos, and writers’ in-progress drafts.
       •Wordsmith recognition in all 2022 Narrative Night event materials and on our Friends & Patrons site page.
Classic $500

Support our popular Story and Poem of the Week features, where the latest exceptional works by known and emerging talents unite and represent our community of readers across generations, borders, and backgrounds every week.

... LEARN MORE       • Admission for you and a guest to our livestream Narrative Night.
       • One-year pass to Narrative Backstage, where we debut upcoming features, videos, and writers’ in-progress drafts.
Narrativo $100

Join the party with admission to our livestream Narrative Night and a one-year pass to Narrative Backstage, where we debut upcoming features, videos, and writers’ in-progress drafts.
Friend $35

Admission to our livestream Narrative Night.
Sorry, I am not able to attend the live show, but I would like to make a 100% tax-deductible donation. (We promise we’ll send you a link to view the recorded version after Narrative Night—that and our eternal gratitude.)
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