Confabulation reinvents urban storytelling

Storytelling has urbanized. Cafés and bars have replaced campfires. True stories drawn from everyday life have elbowed out ambiguous moral fables with talking rabbits. Thanks to podcasts, target audiences have democratized from the private courts of the elite to anyone with access to the Internet. It’s no surprise that storytelling events are popular from Los Angeles to Sydney.

Thanks to the efforts of local actor, comedian, and teacher Matt Goldberg, Montreal is home to its own successful storytelling series, Confabulation. Every month, at a different venue in the city, six people tell true stories based on a pre-chosen theme.