A series featuring storytellers from Maine and beyond will kick off May 19 in Brunswick.

Called Sound Bites, the series is a collaboration between the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies at the Maine College of Art in Portland, The Corner storytelling series in Lewiston, and the Frontier restaurant and performance space in Brunswick.

The series will feature storytellers from around the country, including some who have participated in The Moth Mainstage series or affiliated competitions. Events will include audio and multimedia work done by Salt students and alumni over the years.

The first Sound Bites event will be held at 7 p.m. May 19 at Frontier, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. Featured storytellers will include former Lewiston mayoral candidate Ben Chin, Maine native Cheryl Hamilton, Portland Press Herald columnist Bill Nemitz, and comedian and author Tara Clancy of New York City. Clancy was a winner of a Moth GrandSLAM, a competition connected with The Moth Mainstage story series.

Other Sound Bites events will include Moth Mainstage or GrandSLAM storytellers, said Donna Galluzzo, consulting director of [email protected] Future performers will include Maine comedians Karen Morgan and Ian Harvie. Harvie also is an actor on the Amazon series “Transparent.”

The events will be held at Frontier the third Thursday of each month, May through October. A November event is planned for Portland, at a location yet to be determined.

Tickets are $6 and are available at ExploreFrontier.com. For more information about the series, see the SoundBites Facebook page.

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