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Posted Date: 1/15/2014

Friday, February 7th 2014
Main Reading Room, 7:00pm
Wine reception at 6:30pm for pre-registered guests.

*Registration is strongly recommended.

Anything can happen at the next Naked Truth:   Our amazing line-up of talented storytellers will have carte blanche to choose their favorite, go-to, killer stories from their archives–the theme Wild Card. Sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and watch as the Library is transformed into a venue for real people telling real-life stories, raw and without notes.

The evening will also include the debut screening of a brief, but incredibly poignant and visually stunning digital story entitled “My Two World Daughter”.  It was written and created by Mill Valley resident, Joan Bullen, during one of the Library’s digital storytelling workshops.

Registration for this event is full but there is a good chance you can still get a seat.  No shows and last-minute cancellations usually free up seats.  Please check back to the web site from time to time.  Registration may re-open as cancellations occur, or feel free to stop by the night of the event and join the wait line.  We will begin letting the wait line in at 6:45, based on available seating. The earlier you show up, the better.

Click here to register.


Kat Evasco  Kat Evasco is a stand up comedienne, performing artist, writer, producer, and arts administrator.  She is a comedic storyteller, delivering her jokes in a theatricalized manner and using humor to alleviate any tension a topic may bring. Kat has always felt that theater is her main love, and stand up comedy is her mistress.  Now, she is experiencing a menage a trois, aiming to perfect the art of stand-up theater.

Kevin Smokler (@weegee) is a writer and performer based in San Francisco. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, The LA Times, Fast Company, Buzzfeed and on NPR. He’s the author of “Practical Classics 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School” and is currently working on a book about 80s movies. He’s got a few stories to tell.

Marcus Byruck recently emigrated from fifteen years of hard labor in Cambridge, Mass, and he and his wife Sara are happily back in the Bay area, and Mill Valley in particular.  He has long retired from a career as a pioneer years ago in the development and translation of computer languages. He writes a great deal of biographical stories for personal pleasure. He recently took the Naked Truth workshop at the library, but has never previously told any story in public.


Josh Healey is an award-winning writer, performer, and creative activist. Fusing his distinct storytelling style with subversive humor and a fiery love for justice, Healey has been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and is a regular performer on NPR’s Snap Judgment.

 Call (415) 389-4292 x3 for more details.

This event is free and open to the public. For adults and high school students only. No one younger will be admitted.

Thank you to the Mill Valley Library Foundation and the Friends for their generous support of Library programs and services. Click here to support Library events.