North County searches for the greatest storyteller

A storytelling event will be held in Carlsbad at Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ on Wednesday, June 20, from 7-9 p.m. Called “North County Searches for the Greatest Storyteller,” the event is produced by author Mariana Williams, and author and educator Penny Bernal.

The storytelling competition will be held the third Wednesday of the month throughout the summer at Joey’s.

Wince-Worthy Tales is looking for true, five-minute stories that happened to you.

Any subject, funny, poignant, weird, and how you handled it!

To enter, submit five lines about your story, along with your contact information and email to: Five entries will be pre-selected (to ensure variety), and a few taken from the audience that night. You can tell it, use notes or read it. Less pressure than open mic, less healing than therapy, more fun than a barrel of dysfunctional monkeys.

Joey’s Smokin’ Barbeque is located at 6955 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 92009; (760) 929-1396. Sign up at 6:30 p.m., stories at 7 p.m., $5 cover. Enjoy great food, drinks and tales on the patio. Still questions? Go to: tales or email