Michele Carlo a.k.a. @Michele_asShell is the redhead with 8,000,000 stories about New York City. She is a native New Yorker, a Nuyorican, a natural redhead—and an author/performer who has appeared across the U.S., including the MOTH's GrandSlams and Mainstage in N.Y.C., on NPR with Latino U.S.A. and on PBS with Stories from the Stage. Her debut book, the memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, was published by Citadel/Kensington. 

New and Improved!


Story Coaching with Michele Carlo

Have a story you're working on for a GrandSlam or other show/performance? Want to rework an old story or polish a new one? I can help! Learn More!


SATURDAY, JUNE 16—Clearwater Festival

I'll be telling stories from "Fish Out Of Agua" and more throughout the day at the iconic Clearwater-on-the-Hudson arts and music festival: For tickets, schedule and info: https://www.clearwaterfestival.org


One of my RISK! podcast stories will be included in this upcoming anthology! 

For preorders and more info: www.TheRISKBook.com 


I'm featured on the World Channel/WGBH Stories from the Stage series: Season 1, Ep. 11, “Make It Or Break It!”




Upcoming Shows!

 Illustration: Rick Parker

Illustration: Rick Parker

I Wrote a Book!

Fish Out Of Agua:
My Life On Neither Side Of
The (Subway) Tracks

a memoir by Michele Carlo. Many of these stories were first told at The Moth's StorySlams.


My Podcast and radio show Fish Out of Agua with Michele Carlo” continues with NEW episodes Tuesdays (3pm) and Wednesdays (8am) on Radio Free Brooklyn!

Listen/download/subscribe to past episodes on Podomatic & iTunes!

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