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 and an author/storyteller/ performer who has appeared across the U.S., including the MOTH's GrandSlams and Mainstage in N.Y.C. and on NPR with Latino U.S.A. Her debut book, the acclaimed memoir Fish Out Of Agua: My life on neither side of the (subway) tracks, was published by Citadel/Kensington in 2010.

She serialized "Fish Out of Agua" on freeform community internet radio station Radio Free Brooklyn from November 16, 2016–May 9, 2017. The show continued as “Fish Out Of Agua with Michele Carlo" and showcases a different guest artist (and tunes) each week! Airs Tuesdays 3pm; Wednesdays 8am. Past episodes available on PodOmatic and iTunes.  

Other essays and stories can be found in Mr. Beller's Neighborhood's Lost & Found: Stories From New York, SMITH magazine, Huffington Post and Story Club magazine, among others.

She has written and performed five solo shows since 1998, including an adaptation of Fish Out Of Agua and her latest, about the gentrification of Park Slope, Brooklyn, “There Goes The Neighborhood.”

Michele curates, produces and hosts storytelling shows, including NYC’s first (and some say best) all native-New Yorker story series, "It Came From New York," (2005-present), the "Super Storytellers Edition" with NoName productions (2013-present) and most recently with The New York Story Exchange. She was also featured on PBS in the 2015 Emmy award-winning documentary “Latino Americans of NY & NJ” and 2016’s “66th & Broadway New York Stories.”

Here are some press and reviews.

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