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Storytelling for Social Change

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GF2 Pixmore Business Centre

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Letchworth

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You will listen to stories from an experienced storyteller as well as develop and practice a story or personal narrative for yourself.

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How can story strengthen, encourage and nourish us as we seek and work, in perilous times, for a sustainable and inclusive relationship with Earth, all of its inhabitants and each other? What can story and the practice of storytelling help us remember - put back together again? As we work at ourselves, and aid each other in this endeavour, how can older and newer stories, metaphor and imagination deepen and support our practice? What is our personal narrative?

In this workshop there will be opportunities to explore and reflect on these questions alongside listening to a variety of stories from different genre. There will be an explanation and demonstration of an approach to storytelling which is particularly effective in evoking imagination, wondering and personal thinking. The intention is not, necessarily, to teach a particular approach but, rather, to offer insight into helpful processes. There will be an outline of the different genre and styles of stories that are available to us.

It will be possible to consider and practice story work using skills, frameworks and knowledge gained during the first part of the day. This can be done individually or in a small group setting. It might be that you have a story you are already working on or an idea that you would like to develop. Is there a message you want to get out but haven’t said? Is there change you want to see and could story be a way to inspire people to help make that change? All of this is possible within the workshop. The workshop is about enabling exploration and imagination rather than providing a single template for story making.

Quiet, humour, stillness and enquiry will also be threads through the workshop

Chris Nickolay worked for 20 years as a trainer, writer and facilitator in the children and young people’s team in the central organisation of Quakers in Britain. He currently describes himself as a story worker with a growing interest in how story from a variety of traditions can equip and encourage each of us in reflection and action about current global, social and organisational concerns.

This event is hosted by Create Seven CIC, a not for profit Co-operative organisation, developing the leadership required for a more sustainable future for all. To find out more, visit our website: www.createseven.org

The fee for this workshop is £30, however, we recognise that this may be a barrier for some people, and at Create Seven, inclusivity is one of our core values, so we have limited places available for low or no income participants, where we ask that you 'Pay As You Can'.

If you would like to take advantage of this, please email info@createseven.org

If you are fortunate to be in a position where payment is not an issue, maybe you'd consider making a donation to 'Pay Forward' a place for a future participant, who might otherwise be unable to afford to attend. These donations help us to remain includive, and allow us to keep running workshops and coursed that are representitive of everyone in society. You can make the donation at the door, or on our 'Donate' button on our website.

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GF2 Pixmore Business Centre

GF2 Pixmore Business Centre

Pixmore Avenue

Letchworth

SG6 1JG

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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