Where There’s a Will
A grandpa and grandson spend one hot summer spilling the secrets of their youth, and discover it takes a few dangerous turns to become a war hero…or a rock star.
“Where There’s a Will is the best contemporary coming of age novel of the year…you won’t put this one down. Bravo to Mark Dumas and Cara Lopez Lee.”
—Ken Campbell, author and former Navy Special Operations Officer
They Only Eat Their Husbands
Love, Travel, and the Power of Running Away
This memoir recounts one woman’s journey to self-discovery with dazzling honesty and humor, taking readers with her on a year-long trek through China, Nepal, Thailand, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Ireland, with reflections on her nine years in Alaska.
Cara, The Storyteller
“Telling true personal stories is the most powerful force for good I’ve found. The more we share our stories, the more we recognize our common humanity, the beauty in our differences, and the community we all yearn for. For me, storytelling is a path to kindness, which is the path to peace.” —Cara Lopez Lee
Cara is a winner of The Moth StorySLAM, and a featured performer for many live personal storytelling shows, including Strong Words, RISK!, Unheard L.A., Storytellers Project, and Turbine Arts Collective. You’ll find her most anticipated shows on her Events Page, but to keep up with all her events, please follow @CaraLopezLee on Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter.
Cara’s Storytelling Videos, Published Writing, and Thoughts
The Clucking Funt – Cara Live at The Moth StorySLAM in L.A.
For those of you who don’t mind a little salty language – in the service of telling it like it happened – here’s video of a true personal story I told last fall, live at The Moth StorySLAM. Don’t let the title fool you. This is a love story. I was thrilled, and a little surprised, when my story came in second place, despite me actually using words a little more real than “The Clucking Funt.” Thank you for listening, if you dare, and for supporting stories!
Saturday, June 17, 7:30 p.m.
Personal True Stories Told Live Onstage
The Young Actors Workspace — 5571 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets: $12.51 at Eventbrite
Pablo Marz doesn’t just put on shows but happenings. This night, he’s invited an exciting lineup to tell stories on the topic of Courage, and Cara promises to bring a tale that really roars!
Thursday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.
10X10 Variety Night
The Main — 24266 Main St, Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Tuesday, August 8, 7:45 p.m.
It’s Funny Now:
Stories You’re Glad Didn’t Happen To You
The Crow —2525 Michigan Avenue, Unit F4, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tickets: $15 Here
Exciting performer Frank Traynor presents this hot new show: his take on L.A.’s funniest comedians and storytellers, sharing true stories they don’t wish on anyone.
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