Shannon, Queen's Square | July 1, 2019
"If you listen carefully, at the end you'll be someone else." ~ Vyasa
“Tell me a story…” said every child, ever.
A great story strengthens a community, connects its members, and nurtures all who hear. It transports the audience to places they have not been before and introduces new ideas in a way that is comforting, playful, and relatable. When shared in the form of a story, ideas shape emotions, capture attention, challenge beliefs, and stay in the memory long after simple facts or statements are forgotten.
This summer we are going to celebrate the wonderful diversity in our community through a day of shared storytelling. We are looking for people of all ages and cultures of origin who are willing to share a story with us. Sharing together, we can go around the world in thirty stories!
Step One: Sign up via email: smarkle [at] ideaexchange.org
Step Two: Identify and learn a fable, folktale or myth from your culture of origin.
Step Three: Need help? Join us for a storytelling workshop with actor, playwright and storyteller Gary Kirkham (Monday, July 15, 6:30-8:15 pm; registration required).
Step Four: Get ready to shine. Practice with others at a drop-in program (Monday, August 19, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Queen’s Square).
Step Five: Share your story at our Culture Days Around the World in Thirty Stories program (Sunday, September 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, at Queen’s Square - Save the Date! More details coming soon).