SAGE Stories

One of our most popular programs, SAGE Stories is a storytelling series hosted by SAGE Magazine once a term. SAGE Stories gives a platform to members of the FES community to listen and be heard, connect with their peers, and share the diverse perspectives and lived experiences that make our school so special.

Each term, SAGE Magazine announces the storytelling theme and solicits pitches from FES students, faculty, staff, and friends to share on-stage in front of a captive (and enthusiastic) audience. We work with participants to hone and craft their stories in advance of the show, and we encourage them to share their storytelling skills with others.

SAGE Stories is continuing in a virtual format this spring so the Yale F&ES community can continue sharing stories with the community. The theme this time is Diversion, and can be interpreted however you wish. Join us on Friday, April 24th at 7pm for a Zoom livestream event of stories you won’t want to miss.

If you have a story of diversion that you’d like to share with the Yale F&ES community, we heartily encourage you to submit your pitch at Pitches should be 150-200 words long and should include the full details and the tone of your story (happy, sad, etc.). The deadline for submission is Friday, April 17. We’ll take 8-10 storytellers at 8 minutes apiece. Reach out to

Sage Stories – 2019 Fall

Left Field:
Stories of Surprise

Sage Stories 2019 – Spring


Sage Stories 2018 – Fall

Inclement Weather:
Tension. Tumult. Triumph.

Sage Stories 2018 – Spring

Degrees of Separation:
Stories of Collective Resilience in a Changing World

Sage Stories 2017 – Fall

Wrong Turns:
Stories about Getting Lost and Finding Your Way

Sage Stories 2017 – Spring

Chance Encounters:
Lessons Learned from Strangers and Strange Beings

Sage Stories 2016

On the Edge:
Stories from the Point of No Return