I’m In

Not sure how big a deal it is if any at all, but after my Question Girl(tm) Joz posted about these Music Center-hosted storytelling workshops on her blog, I clicked on over and synopsized my little tale of whoa — and I do mean whoa! — for their consideration:

For the summer of 1982, my first after graduating high school I worked at a warehouse of a distributor called Georgia Thread Company on Pico west of Central co-owned by my best friend’s father. He and his partner were in the midst of being investigated for insurance fraud, which resulted from a theft that they had staged prior to my working there. It was only a few months after I quit that the co-owner, who had allegedly attempted to blackmail his partner, was murdered in his office and later my friend’s father was tried and convicted of hiring the killer.

There’s much more to it than that, but they limited the description to not many more characters than that.

Lo and behold I was stoked to get a letter confirming my participation in the program, which is a collaboration between the Music Center’s Active Arts program and the Cornerstone Theatre Company, set for the Saturdays of February 17 and March 3, culminating in “an informal sharing of stories at the end of the process for invited guests.”

Not quite sure if I’ll be the one freaking out telling the story or if I’ll just be providing the background for professionals to relay the tale, but it should be very exciting.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."