Ex Fabula

True & Personal Stories

Ex Fabula is a Milwaukee nonprofit organization that strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Ex Fabula produces StorySlams, workshops, community collaborations, a podcast, and radio pieces, all in order to provide platforms for people to come together and share true, personal stories.

Website: ExFabula.com

Twitter: @ExFabula

Ex Fabula: Cabin Fever

5 hours ago
Kat Schleicher

Ex Fabula is very excited to be teaming up with Milwaukee band Panalure, again for our second year and a special night of music and storytelling. Panalure and Ex Fabula Storytellers come together again in “Cabin Fever, Songs for a Cold Winter Night” at Anodyne Coffee.

Ex Fabula: Fatherhood

Feb 6, 2016
Katherine Schleicher

It’s another exciting month for Ex Fabula and we have some awesome events planned for the next two weeks. Our second Spanish language Storytelling Workshop will be held February 9.

Ex Fabula: Connected

Jan 30, 2016
Art Montes

Thanks to everyone who attended this past week’s Secret Fabula and/or the Community Conversations on Race in our Faith Communities. These community conversations continue to open communication across racial lines and give us hope that we can begin to end the segregation within this little, big city. Indeed, one of the best things about Milwaukee is that it’s a big city with a small town feel. It’s hard not to meet someone new who doesn’t know someone else in your extended social circle.

Art Montes

Football season may be over for Wisconsin but Ex Fabula is just warming up. We have two very special events happening this week and we look forward to seeing and hearing from many of you as our goal is, always, to get the community talking.

Ex Fabula: It Gets Better

Jan 16, 2016
Kat Schleicher

Wednesday evening was a typical frigid winter night in Milwaukee. Ex Fabula wants to thank everyone who braved the elements to come out and make our first StorySlam of 2016, a sold out success. We’re also very grateful to our January sponsor, the Cream City Foundation. Wednesday’s theme was “Belonging” and we heard many tales of what it is to belong and not belong. There was both humor and heartache laced throughout the stories.

Art Montes

Happy New Year! Ex Fabula is hitting the ground running in 2016: a Storytelling Workshop, new volunteer orientation and our first StorySlam of 2016, January has it all and that’s only the beginning. Rather than resolving to give something up in the New Year, we at Ex Fabula like to set a host of bigger and better goals for the year to come.

Art Montes

Here we are, the weekend before Christmas and all through the…just kidding. We won’t do that to you. What we will do is thank everyone who came out to our fantastic December Spectacular! What an amazing way to end 2015! If you missed the event (we know, some of you were in line for a certain major movie), check out the recap at ExFabula.com. This will be our last Ex Fabula radio show of 2015 so we decided to share some of our favorite holiday stories from StorySlams past. Enjoy.

Art Montes

On December 17th, Ex Fabula will return to the historic Turner Hall Ballroom for the fifth annual Ex Fabula December Spectacular. Unlike our monthly StorySlams, the Spectacular is a non-competitive program of true and personal stories featuring Ex Fabula Fellows as well as other storytellers selected by a jury of Ex Fabula volunteers.

Ex Fabula: Gifts

Dec 5, 2015
Ex Fabula

In December 2010 Ex Fabula hosted its first December Spectacular. The Spectacular is our holiday gift to you. It’s a non-competitive program of true and personal stories featuring Ex Fabula Fellows as well as other storytellers selected by a jury of Ex Fabula volunteers. This year’s December Spectacular, “Never Again,” comes to Turner Hall Ballroom on December 17th. Tickets are on sale now and sell out fast.  


This year, Ex Fabula is excited to be joining The Great Thanksgiving Listen.