Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is a storytelling podcast in which adults read childhood and teenage writing out loud, in front of a live audience.

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids is exactly what the name suggests. Brave adults get up in front of a live audience of strangers, and read childhood and teenage poems, short stories, letters from camp, diary entries, and more.

Since 2007, brave adults across Canada have shared their own weird and wonderful childhood and teenage writing at Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids, a live, onstage storytelling event.

The show's primary goal is to entertain. But beyond that, the aim is to invite everyone — readers, live audience members, and radio/podcast listeners — to reflect on their own lives, to connect with who they used to be, and to draw a line that connects the past and the present.

Embarrassing, moving, and hilarious, these readings are powerful reminders of who we used to be. They're compelling stories, at once deeply personal, yet surprisingly universal.

  • Last modified: 2016/03/23 10:03