A Little Box of Yes

A Little Box of Yes

05/31/2019, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Choice Stage

Join several authors for improvisational storytelling based on Synapsis, a new storytelling prompt and game from Storymatic Studios.

Here’s how it works: The authors will draw cards from the Synapsis box. The cards prompt them to write one sentence, which they will imagine comes from a certain kind of story. Then they answer questions about the story that sentence comes from— and as they improvise their answers, they begin to discover the story, setting, and characters. Audience participation welcome!

A Little Box of Yes is kind of like if you crossed “Selected Shorts” with “Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me” and The Moth. It has been presented at PEN America’s Lit Crawl NYC and the Brattleboro Literary Festival, and it will come to the Boston Lit Crawl right after BookExpo.

Authors to be announced shortly.


  • Brian David Mooney


    Brian David Mooney is a recipient of a 2019 creation grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the NEA to support his novel, The Secret Report of Frank...

  • Sam Ross


    Sam Ross’s debut book of poems Company was selected by Carl Phillips for the 2017 Four Way Books Levis Poetry Prize and was published in 2019. His...

  • Ellis Rosen


    Ellis Rosen’s cartoons regularly appear in The New Yorker, and you may have also come across his work in The Washington Post, Barron's, The Paris...

  • Brock Clarke



    Workman Publishing / Algonquin Books

    Brock Clarke is the author of seven books of fiction, most recently a collection of short stories, The Price of the Haircut. His novels include The...


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