Tasty Words...

is a monthly long-running spoken word salon created, hosted, and curated by Wendy Hammers. Now in our 13th smash year, and having presented over 100 original evenings of story and music, Tasty Words serves up hilarious and horrifying real life stories read and performed by the people who wrote them.


Stories I Can't Get Out Of My Head
Thursday September 24th
Location: Moss Theatre at teh Capshaw/Spielberg Center for Arts & Educational Justice
3131 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404


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To Submit for Consideration:

Please submit a story of 1,200 words or less. I like jpegs, pdfs, or in the body of the email. Make sure that the theme is mentioned in the subject line and your name is in the body of the submission. I can't count how many times I've received a story with no name in the body of the email.

Finally, if I don't know you or your work, and you have not seen a Tasty Words™ show live, that is the first step. Come see what it is all about and shake my hand or give me a hug and introduce yourself after the show. That's how I roll. Thanks for all.

Can't wait to hear your stories.

The Tasty Shows of 2015 Calendar

  • February 12 - Meet Cute
    Our Annual Valentine's Show
  • March 19 - Chance Encounters
    A Night of Gambling Stories
  • April 30 - April in Paris
    Stories from the most Romantic city in the World
  • June 4 - Gigabyte Me
    Tales about the Technology We Love/Hate/Can't Live Without
  • June 18 - Pretty Witty and Gay
    Our Annual Celebration of Gay Pride Month
  • July 16 - I'm Too Sexy for my Shirt
    Sexy and Saucy Stories
  • September 3 - The Magic Show
    An Evening of Literal and Figurative Magic

  • You can read an article about Tasty Words from the Examiner here.

    Here's what one reviewer had to say about a Tasty Words she attended: article.

    Here are some of the fab folks who have told their tasty stories...

    Steve Bluestein, Elayne Boosler, Dylan Brody, Kelly Carlin, Cindy Chupack, Wayne Cotter, John Ciccolini, Dennis Danziger, Charles Freericks, Amy Friedman, Betty Goldstein, Annie Korzen, Carlos Kotkin, Carol Leifer, Nikki Levy, Mark Lonow, Arlene Malinowski, Anne Meara, Robert Morgan Fisher, Taylor Negron, Laraine Newman, Julie Newmar, Elizabeth Payne, Ann Randolph, Jonna Tamases, Stephen Tobolowsky, Kira Soltanovich, Monica Piper, C. Brian Smith, Sonya Sones, Lynne Stewart, Lyena Strelkoff, Greg Swartz, Suzanne Whang, Larry Wilmore

    And the amazing musical guests:

    Tracy Newman, Robert Morgan Fisher, Eric Schwartz, Holly Long