At first, I was hesitant to participate in a storytelling group. After meeting and talking with Paul Iarrobino, I knew that the actual event and the work leading to it would have substance. His knowledge and confidence in the process encouraged me to write my story, and his keen sense of hearing helped me to take out what didn’t work and leave in what did. Paul’s direction enabled me to feel good about my story and to look forward to the performance. I had fun and wouldn’t hesitate to follow his direction again.