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: Veterans Day

Nov 5, 2014
Art Montes

It is with great honor and appreciation that we pay homage to those who have served and continue to serve in our Nation’s Armed Forces. In celebration of Veterans Day, Ex Fabula features two of our most moving Veteran stories.

Ex Fabula: Vote

Oct 29, 2014
Art Montes

Rejoice readers, we are only days away from the end of campaign calls, political ads and the he said/she said debates that have filled our newsfeeds for the past several months. In honor on Election Day 2014, we thought we’d share a couple of our favorite ExFabula stories involving what else, politics. 

Art Montes


Haunted houses, pumpkin carving and pink ribbons. This week, in honor of October and breast cancer awareness month, Ex Fabula wants to tip our hat to all of those who have been touched by breast cancer by featuring two of our favorite stories about “the girls.”

Ex Fabula: Sweetest Day

Oct 8, 2014
Kathrine Schleicher

In honor of Sweetest Day, Ex Fabula is sparing you the candy and going straight for the hearts with one of our favorite How We Met duos.

Ex Fabula: Oktoberfest

Oct 1, 2014
Kat Schleicher

October is here. The leaves are beginning to turn vibrant orange, red and yellow and many of us have begun our annual Halloween costume search. 

Ex Fabula: Looking Back

Sep 10, 2014
Kat Schleicher

In honor of next week’s super Season 6 Kick Off event, Ex Fabula takes a look back at the 2013 Kick Off event. 

Kat Schleicher

This week, Ex Fabula is taking a look back on some of storytellers’ most memorable encounters with words and those who craft them. 

Ex Fabula: Illegal

Aug 27, 2014
Kat Schleicher

They say that bad behavior makes for good stories, so Ex Fabula explores the theme “Illegal” with two tales that highlight Milwaukeeans who behaved badly.

Kat Schleicher

Last season, Ex Fabula branched out with our brand new series, Secret Fabula. It is a members-only event that offers the opportunity to find stories within Milwaukee born businesses and institutions.

Ex Fabula: Family

Aug 13, 2014
Kat Schleicher

Ex Fabula takes a look back at some of their favorite family stories.

Ex Fabula: Traveling

Aug 6, 2014
Kat Schleicher

Some of the best stories happen while on the road, so today Ex Fabula brings you two stories on the theme of traveling – both from Ex Fabula’s first season of StorySlams!

Ex Fabula: Wacky Love

Jul 30, 2014
Kat Schleicher

Ah, love. Romantic, sweet… and sometimes wacky. Ex Fabula brings you two true, personal stories about love gone weird – both from brave Milwaukeeans who took the stage at Ex Fabula StorySlams.

Ex Fabula: Shenanigans

Jul 23, 2014
Kat Schleicher

Ex Fabula shares two stories involving shenanigans. They say that bad behavior makes for good stories, and that is certainly the case for these two tales, both of which were told at Ex Fabula monthly StorySlams.

Ex Fabula: Faking It

Jul 16, 2014
Kat Schleicher

Everyone fakes it from time to time. At Ex Fabula’s January 2012 StorySlam at the Bay View Brew Haus, attendees heard lots of examples, including the following two stories.

Fondy Farmers Market

Milwaukee's Ex Fabula is most well known for their StorySlams, but their community outreach goes far beyond their monthly events.