Storytelling for Life: Why Stories matter and ways of telling them (Hybrid Seminar)
Life is made up of stories. From very early on, we encounter stories of all kinds: fairy tales, nursery rhymes, fantasy, adventure, and romance. Some of these stories are fictional while others are based in reality. Many of them simply retell the stories of our lives, and we are the storytellers. This Storykeepers workshop is offered to inspire you to find, tell and write your own personal life stories and to listen, respond and hold onto one anothers’ stories.
This four-part workshop occurs every two weeks, and includes the following sessions:
Jan 29: Turning Point Stories: How Our Personal Stories Shape Us
The value of sharing meaningful stories from your life experiences.
Reflecting on life’s turning points offers an opportunity to see the shape our lives have taken and the possibility of seeing new ways to view the future.
Feb 12: Singing the Blues: Stories Shattered, Lost and Revised.
Hard experiences disrupt our provisional and preferred narratives and can force us to tell the story in a new and different way. Surprisingly, sad stories of hard times can also be words of life.
Feb 26: Boundary Line Stories: Crossing Generational, Cultural and Spiritual Lines
Old stories that are shaped and formed as our life journey continues.
Mar 12: Honouring the Living Story: Recognizing the Sacred
Seeing the larger story in our own stories.
Patsy Pearce – Retired speech and language pathologist, Storykeeper Facilitator
Mary Dickau – Spiritual Care director, Beulah Garden Homes, Storykeeper Facilitator
David Morrison – retired pastor and chaplain to those suffering illness and incarceration. Telling stories and listening to stories has been the essence of his work for forty years.
Tama Ward – Twice long-listed for CBC’s Creative Non-Fiction Prize, a writer and religious educator who has found that getting out of her comfort zone deepens the dimensions of what it means to be human.