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Tall Tales is Mumbai's premier live storytelling organization and event series, featuring over one hundred original, true, personal stories over the last two-plus years. From live shows to workshops and classes, Tall Tales has become synonymous with perfecting the art of storytelling. If you're a writer looking to orally share one (or more) of your stories, we want to read your submission entries! Just submit your work to story@talltales.in or call 9769725776. If you're looking to make your story design not just interesting but unforgettable, take one of our monthly classes on discovering, building, and strengthening your story. See what's coming up at our events page here on our website and/or follow us on Facebook here.

 

 

Have a question about what we do? Click the image below:

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Have any questions about what we do? Find your answers here at the Frequently Asked Questions.

To participate, and to put forth a story of your own for consideration by our editing team, you must first submit it in writing. Send your story to story (at) talltales (dot) in. If selected, you will also be required to audition in person. Get in touch via that same email to set up a meeting. Only stories that have been pre-approved before each event's deadline will be eligible for performance.

We've created a useful slide show/album where you can follow an example of the submission process. See this link for all the details: here

Our newest addition to Tall Tales is Tall Tales Diary, a collection of several Tall Tales submissions in written form. If you're interested in reading them, click here.

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FROM OUR STORYTELLERS

"The people I shared the stage with came from very diverse backgrounds. They were scientists, actors, authors, architects, etc. I have always been a firm believer in the fact that everyone has a story to be told-- there's hidden colour in everyone's life. This is storytelling at its best."

- Rohit Nair

"The incident that I narrated actually left a huge amount of shock and guilt in me.
Sharing it with people on stage not only helped me shift perspective on it but also brought the humor out of it. Thanks a ton to everyone at Tall Tales and to the wonderful audience for this amazing experience."

- Avinash Verma

"The opportunity to make a crowd laugh, think, smile, feel with your words and actions, it's such an amazing feeling being up there on that podium. Words, often bland on paper, take on a whole new life when you tell a story. Telling a story with Tall Tales will remain one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had."

- Chandrima Das

"It was an incredibly liberating experience to share something so intimate with groups of total strangers. I was always a storyteller deep down inside and Tall Tales really fostered this wonderful and exciting aspect of my personality to surface."

- Rajeev Thakker

"It’s said that there’s a story inside each of us. I believe there are many - comic, tragic, exciting, of adventure, of quietude and of turmoil. And in the telling of these stories we reach out, relate, find resonance with and make the storytelling a means to connect with others."

- Anjali Purohit

"For me as a full-time fiction writer writing in isolation, to see a notional reader spring up,
real and embodied, listening with rapt attention was both exhilarating and (happily) disorienting.
This should last until I submit my next story."

- Rochelle Potkar

"I can't think of a better forum than Tall Tales to narrate stories.
The TT team provided a wonderful platform, set up great venues with the right setting,
offered very helpful feedback to polish my story, and overall fashioned an environment
that encouraged all of us to recollect and share the beautiful details of our stories
with the audience. I'm a fan, and hope to keep narrating and watching more."

- Mukul Chadda

"The amazing point of learning with my Tall Tales experience is the way in which a
story is written to present it in the most captivating way to an audience.
The thrill of receiving an applause at those climatic moments while narrating
the story, from an audience is a fantastic feeling."

- Nasir Engineer

"Reading at the Tall Tales events made me realize that telling a tale is a complex art. The spoken word is different from the written-- an extended pause too becomes pregnant with meaning. Voice, its cadence and intonation, holds the power to stir. Reading at Tall Tales was rewarding,
as was the seamless organization."

- Anupa Mehta

"The best part of telling a story was afterwards when many people came up to me
and said things like 'Your story reminded me of....' What was surprising for me
was that people of all ages, nationalities, and sexes said that and different parts
of the story triggered different memories for them." 

- Yogesh Upadhyaya

"One of the Tall Tales taglines is 'Everyone has a least one great story.' It's not just a line. Everyone really does have at least one amazing story in them. Finding that story, and falling in love with telling it, is just about one of the most thrilling experiences there is."

- Michael Burns