CONNECTING THROUGH STORIES
St Matthew’s Episcopal Church
Stone Mountain, GA
October 19, 20, 21, 2018
Storytelling is one of the earliest forms of folk art. They vary from simple chants praising the dawn to epic tales of heroism and adventure. Through stories we can experience love, honor, courage, fear, and doubt. They pass on accumulated wisdom, beliefs, and values: they explain how things are, whey they are, and our roles and purpose.
This weekend we are going to explore the creation of stories and what our stories tell us about our lives and beliefs. How they have shaped our lives in the past and how they can shape our futures.
On Friday Night I’ll give you an overview of the workshops and storytelling and share a few stories around the bonfire.
At the two Saturday workshops we will explore storytelling and why it is important to our lives. Why Fairy Tales are important; the role of folk tales; and how inspirational stories shape our world view.
We will also look at some Bible stories from different points of view and explore crafting our personal stories and how we each, as individuals, can use our life experiences to communicate, heal, and inspire.
There will be time for each of us to write our own stories of healing, teaching, and inspiration. Stories that have made us who we are.
At the Saturday night bonfire there will be a chance to share our stories with the larger group, if anyone would like to do so.
Looking forward to seeing and meeting you all and sharing stories.