Storytellers

After a large meal, two people tell a short story during our event Stories @ The Edge. The stories are as diverse as our storytellers! Our storytellers have been religious, non-religious, straight, gay, young, old, black, white, conservative, liberal, addicted, broken, loved, and courageous. If it is your story, it is welcome in our space. These evenings are beautiful nights of courage, connection, and authentic sharing.

Are you interested in telling a part of your personal story at Stories @ The Edge?

The Process:

WRITING YOUR STORY

Your story should be…

…a personal story (something you have experienced)

…written and emailed to us about a month before you tell it

…around 10 minutes long

PREPARING FOR STORIES @ THE EDGE

Sending your story to us is the beginning of a process that does not stop until Stories @ The Edge.

Story Guide:

Everything about this evening is designed to build relationships and this is one of the most important. As soon as we get your story we will introduce you to your story guide. You and your story guide will meet to talk about your story.  Your story guide is there just for you…they are your supporter, cheerleader, coach, and guide. During your initial meeting, you will: go through the process of the evening, they will answer any questions you may have, and fine-tune your story. Your story guide will also give you invitations to hand out to friends and family. On the night of your story, your guide will help you through the evening and will probably be the one to introduce you to the gathering.

 

Gift Bags and music

A select few, including the musician for the night, prayerfully read and reflect on your story. We come up with music that reflects your story and we come up with a symbol and mini-prayer station that reflects your story. Then we send out our army of volunteers to create gifts and pick music for the evening.

 

TELLING YOUR STORY

The Night

We meet at The Edge, 324 N Nevada. Feel free to park in the lot next to the building. (It is the building with a mural behind Carl’s Jr. We have around 30 people in attendance and start with prayer. Then we eat dinner, “family style,” we pass the salt and pepper, laughing and get to know one another.

Your Story

After dinner, it is story time. Four things happen during each storyteller’s time:
1: Your story guide will introduce you.
2: You will tell your story.
3: We will listen to a song picked to go with your story.
4: We will engage in a short prayerful discussion time.

If you are committed to going through the entire process, please let us know below. We will start working with you to get your story on the calendar.











Upcoming Themes:

May 4: I call you friend- We all need friends. Some of us need a friend or two. Some of us collect them and are surrounded by them out entire life. What’s your friend story?

May 18: Disruptive Innovation – There are moments in history that change everything. There are world-changing moments and there are life-changing moments. What’s your life-changing story?

June 1: Rule Breakers – Some rules are made to be bent. Some are made to be broken. Some are made to be kept… sometimes! What’s your rule breaking story?

June 15: What’s your story? – If you could only share one story… just one, what story would you share? That’s the one you need to share. What’s your story?