Have you ever told a story about someone and wondered, “I wonder what they thought about that?” Have you ever told a story about a significant other with them in the room? Julia and Asher got to talk to Matt and Elysha Dicks about storytelling and storylistening, what it’s like on the other side of stories, and the importance of frozen corn.
Have you ever told a story about someone and wondered, “I wonder what they thought about that?” Have you ever told a story about a significant other with them in the room? Have they ever corrected you? Julia and Asher got to talk to Matt and Elysha Dicks about storytelling and storylistening, what it’s like on the other side of stories, and the importance of frozen corn.
Matthew Dicks is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing, Unexpectedly, Milo, The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs, and the upcoming The Other Mother.
Matthew is married to friend and fellow teacher, Elysha, and they have two children, Clara and Charlie. He grew up in the small town of Blackstone, Massachusetts, where he made a name for himself by dying twice before the age of eighteen and becoming the first student in his high school to be suspended for inciting riot upon himself.
Asher Novek, co-host, is a writer, producer, storyteller, and community activist. His day to day work focuses on projects that utilize technology in ways that bridge community groups to local government.
He co-produces a stand up show “This Evening” at Dean Street Bar in Prospect Heights. He also produces a monthly storytelling show in Park Slope, “So What Happened Was”, and has performed on the podcasts “Can’t Make This Up”, “the Brighter Side”, and “It’s Not Complicated.” He has written and performed two solo storytelling shows: “I Wish Someone Told Me”, which he recently reprised at The Tank’s SoloFest Redux, and “The Holy Moment”, a bi-coastal storytelling show that wove in two stories across East and West Coasts with co-writer Jake Arky. He has also been known to officiate the occasional wedding.
Julia Whitehouse (formerly Wiedeman), co-host, is a New York based performer, writer, and storyteller. Julia teaches workshops through the Story Collider. She is also currently the host of the weekly storytelling open mic, Happy Hour Story Hour, at The Duplex, she performed her solo show NAKED PEOPLE at UCBTNY, UCBLA, and for the Women in Comedy Festival. Her follow up solo showI’ll Show You Minehad a run at The PIT after being a part of the first Solocom Festival. She is a Moth Slam winner and performs her stories regularly Risk!, Nights of Our Lives, and Soundtrack Series podcasts and stages. Her acting performances are aplenty on youtube and once a video she was in about millennials was on the CBS Sunday Morning show.