HALLOWELL — The second Hook Story Hour, an evening of storytelling by people in the area based on the popular “Moth Radio Hour” heard on NPR, is set from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium, 1 Winthrop St., according to a news release from Gaslight Theater.

The evening will be presented by City Hall Auditorium, Hallowell’s Arts & Cultural Committee and the Gaslight Theater. “What was I thinking?” is the theme.

All stories are true and will be told without scripts. Featured storytellers include Army parachutist Rick Gallion, of Jefferson, Randy Jones, of Waterville, with a tale about the Unabomber, Gary Crocker’s Bad Day and more, according to the release.

Audience members will be invited to drop their name in a hat for a chance of telling a story of their own that evening.

The event is free and open to the public, donations will be accepted to support future cultural events in Hallowell.

“The Hook” refers to an old name for a portion of Hallowell along the Kennebec River, according to the release.

Hallowell’ Arts & Cultural Committee is a consortium of Hallowell citizens and nonprofits including Gaslight Theater, Hallowell Board of Trade, Harlow Gallery, Hubbard Free Library, Ian Parker Foundation, Row House and Vaughan Homestead Foundation.

For more information, email Richard Bostwick of Gaslight Theater at [email protected].

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