The Miracle of Community: Reflections on 2024 Community Storytelling Training

On the edge of the Columbia Gorge forty-one strangers from fourteen states gathered to learn the skills and sensibilities of community-building. Together we sat in a large circle. Together we learned how to listen, how to speak, how to breathe, how to laugh, how to name difficult truths, how to [...]

Belonging: Facilitating Community Conversations with Willamette University

One by one community members from the Nestucca Valley School District taped their yellow piece of construction paper on the back wall forming a circle of sun rays. On each paper was written a word or phrase representing what a person wanted to remember after sharing stories with others: [...]

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From The Jefferson Exchange on JPR: Ashland storyteller advocates telling stories for all, in a new book

Listen to the Jefferson Exchange Interview Here Maybe an adult said this to you as a kid: "I don't want to hear your little story." Ouch. That attitude can be just as hurtful between adults, and there are lots of people in today's world who just don't want to [...]

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