Riveted Story Telling at Elinor

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Riveted, Elinor’s monthly story telling series returns! Join us every third Friday at 7:30pm for a new batch of stories from local story tellers.

Curated by Steven Deeble. For bio and more info about Steven visit:


July includes stories from:

Rick Sanchez

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Rick Sanchez currently lives in

downtown Los Angeles. He is frequently seen on The Moth stage and at

Speak.Easy. He also hosts and curates his own storytelling show at

Syncopated Brewing in Long Beach.

IG @Ricktellsstories

FB: Rick Sanchez

Frank Traynor

Frank Traynor was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a

comedian, a musician, an award-winning copywriter and a two-time

StorySLAM winner at The Moth. He will soon start producing “Funny you

should ask!” a comedic storytelling show at The Crow in Santa Monica.

You can find his music, comedy and stories on Spotify, Youtube and all

streaming platforms. He will eventually be survived by his wife, two

kids and three cats.

Instagram: @Frank_Traynor

FB: Frank Traynor

Jane Kobayashi

Jane Kobayashi graduated cum laude from UCLA with a BA in Design. She

also holds a BFA in Graphic Design and Packaging from Art Center College

of Design in Pasadena, where she has also taught. She has 24 years of

design experience, 17 of them with her own design firm, 5D Studio, based

in Santa Monica. A life-changing experience in 2017 prompted her to

begin to challenge herself in new ways. The story of that experience and

how it brought her to celebrate life with every breath both led to and

is the subject of her debut as a storyteller.


Nima Kharrazi

Nima Kharrazi has performed at The Moth, Mortified, and RISK. He comes

from a long line of storytellers and is also the host of several

podcasts like Breaker Broken, My Gastric Sleeve, and the upcoming

Happiness Challenge. Follow him on Instagram @nimaspeaks and Facebook

Nima Kharrazi.

Instagram: @nimaspeaks

Ty Fance

Ty Fance has been a featured storyteller at the National Storytelling

Network (NSN) and Storytelling Association of California (SAC)

storytelling festivals, as well as Ubuntu Storytellers. He has performed

at the Story Salon, Tales by The Sea, Story Worthy, The Otter Story

Hour, Better Said Than Done, and Strong Words. He also produced a long

running storytelling show called – Off My Head Storytelling..

Ty’s stories feature his journey into and through fatherhood;

reflections on marriage; and his colorful childhood. His stories are

also featured in his book of autobiographical short stories entitled

‘Off My Head and Over the Fence’. He wrote and directed a short film –

‘Chump City’, about a young man’s struggle to fit in after moving to


IG: @tyfance


Gabi Conti

Gabi Conti is the author of ‘Twenty Guys You Date In Your Twenties’

published by Chronicle Books, available wherever you buy or listen to

books. She is the co-creator, co-executive producer and host of the

podcast ‘Am I Dating A Serial Killer?’ the entire first season is

available only on Audible. She hosts and reports entertainment news for

Hollywire on SamsungTV, Snapchat and YouTube. She has contributed to

Cosmopolitan, Elite Daily and Popsugar.

Gabi’s live show is called Storytasting. She co-hosts and co-produces

with Jonathan Bradley Welch every other month at the Blending Lab on 3rd

in West Hollywood.

Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter: @itsgabiconti


Elaine Gale

Elaine Gale was a religion reporter for the Los Angeles Times and an

advice columnist and pop culture reporter for the Star Tribune in

Minneapolis. Now, she’s a Full Professor at California State University

and Writing Center Director for the Graduate School of Leadership and

Change at Antioch University. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from

Antioch University Los Angeles and a PhD in Human Communication from

University of Denver. She is a member of the performance troupe ‘Anima’

and has performed her solo show, ‘One Good Egg’, in the United Solo

Theater Festival in New York City. Her work has been published in

literary magazines such as Under the Gum Tree and The Manifest-Station

and in mainstream magazines including W, Entertainment Weekly,

Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping, despite the irony.

@elaine_gale on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok


Antonio Ruiz

Antonio Ruiz is a seventy-three-year-old ex-seminarian,

ex-junkie-alcoholic who has stumbled through more careers than is

humanly possible: Radio and Television journalist and producer,

Government service, and local and national non-profit organizations.

Throw in stints as a jewelry vendor, a motorcycle courier, and an

airport shuttle driver, then top it off with bartending in a German

alpine-themed bar, and you might wonder when he had time to sleep.

Antonio returned to college after fifty years, graduating from Long

Beach City College in 2021 with an AA in English. He is currently

enrolled at California State University, Long Beach, majoring in

Creative Writing.

He writes a weekly blog at antoniopedroruiz.com, called ‘On Second


You can find him on Facebook at facebook.com/antonio.ruiz and on Twitter

at @Antonio_P_Ruiz.

Get riveted by stories from these locals while you enjoy hyper-local and woman-made beer, wine, cider, hard booch, and soft drinks.

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Elinor is located at 250 N Tribune Ct (alley entrance), Long Beach, CA 90802



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