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: Learning Curve

Mar 28, 2015
Art Montes

Here we are in the home stretch of Season 6. It’s hard to believe that there’s only one regular Ex Fabula Story Slam left before the May All Stars.

Ex Fabula: Circle Of Life

Mar 23, 2015
Art Montes

This week’s Ex Fabula segment began as a healthcare-themed episode. However, as we revisited the stories by Matthew Konkel and Brooke Maroldi, we realized that more than healthcare, these two stories had were two very different experiences in the circle of life.

Art Montes

We’ve moved! If you tried to tune into our WUWM@Nite/Ex Fabula radio program on Wednesday night, you would have found us missing. Never fear. You can still get your weekly Ex Fabula fix at an even better time! Ex Fabula has moved to the weekend. Tune to Lake Effect Weekend on Saturday afternoons (and again on Sunday) at 3 p.m. to hear some of your favorite Milwaukee storytellers.

Ex Fabula: Oops!

Mar 4, 2015
Art Montes

Oops, we did it again. No, not the Britney Spears song. Our February Story Slam, Degrees of Separation, was our second sold out show of 2015! 

Ellagraph Studios

If you were born in the 1970s, you probably had a pretty solid relationship with Marlo Thomas and her famous Free to Be, You and Me album. 

Brian D. Jacobson, BlurRadial

Ex Fabula hosted a night of stories in the spirit of love, lust and murder at Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point on Saturday, January 24th. Milwaukee’s Panalure performed a set featuring songs from their latest release, The Bones ­­- our current “Album of the Week.”

Milwaukee musician Peter Woods shared a tour story about how his band E=MC Hammer unexpectedly played to a room full of funeral mourners and almost got talked into staying with a crazed host.

Ex Fabula: Valentines

Feb 11, 2015
Art Montes

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Ex Fabula looks back on two very different love stories with two very different endings. 

Art Montes

If you know anything about Ex Fabula, you know that every Story Slam we make room for first-time storytellers (or Newbies).

Ex Fabula: Deflated

Jan 28, 2015
Kat Schleicher

Well folks, this Sunday is a sad one for Wisconsin football fans. As we put our cheese heads away for another year, many wonder what they will do without Sundays to look forward to.

Kat Schleicher

With love and lust in mind, Ex Fabula looks back to one of our earliest dynamic duos, Bob and Virginia Pothier.

Kat Schleicher

  Here we are in the second week of January. According to studies, 75% of New Year resolutions last through the first week of January.

Ex Fabula: Holiday Stress

Dec 17, 2014
Art Montes

This week, Ex Fabula features two entertaining stories about the many reasons one feels and deals with stress throughout the holidays or sometimes the entire year.

Art Montes

In honor of our December Spectacular, this week we’re looking back on a story about surprises and a story about language.

Ex Fabula: Gratitude

Nov 26, 2014
Art Montes

As many of us get ready for the food, the family, and the frustrating conversation with your conservative uncle, we at Ex Fabula are also prepping for a day of giving thanks. 

Ex Fabula: My Nemesis

Nov 12, 2014
Art Montes

Everybody has one. It may be that third grade bully. It could be the neighbor with the yappy dog. Or maybe it’s simply Wisconsin winter. Big or small, we all have a nemesis - an adversary, opponent, foe.