Storytellers group photo

Mackenzie is a founding member of the Des Moines Storytellers Project, a live event series where everyday people tell true, first person stories that have been coached by a Register journalist.

Mackenzie’s hosted multiple storytelling shows. Hundreds attend each event, which often sell out in advance. She’s coached a diverse range of stories that explore universal themes.

The Storytellers Project believes that everyone has a story worth telling, and that everyone can tell a story. No experience is needed. Please note that the stage is not guaranteed.

To attend an upcoming Storytellers show or to submit a story for consideration, check out our schedule of shows and submit online.