Arizona Storytellers: Harriet Cole

Published: Monday, May 9, 2016 - 8:01am
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(Photo by Courtney Pedroza - The Arizona Republic)
Harriet Cole tells a personal story at the first showing of "Love and Heartbreak" by Arizona Storytellers Project at First Draft Book Bar, in Phoenix Ariz. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

KJZZ is partnering with the Arizona Republic to bring you the Arizona Storytellers project on the radio. Storytellers in Phoenix share their stories at live events in town. Some of the stories are about living here, some are not.

When Harriet Cole was 30 years old, she was dating a kind, handsome man. But Harriet had trouble convincing her boyfriend to go skiing with her. So she decided to get involved in his hobbies. Every summer Harriet’s boyfriend coached a woman’s softball team called the Ditch Witches. Harriet knew nothing about softball, but decided she didn’t want to be out done all of the single women on the team. Harriet struggled to swing a bat without closing her eyes.

Harriet Cole is a mentor and professional storyteller living in Phoenix.

The next storytelling event is Wednesday, May 18th at the Rebel Lounge in Phoenix. To learn more about the Arizona Storytellers project or how to tell your own story, visit

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