Bridgeport Art Trail Storytelling Exchange

May 6, 2021 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM America/New York Timezone
What kind of stories? The emphasis is personal stories to share the human experience. Participants with fictional or historical stories are welcome too! We encourage professional tellers, amateurs and listeners to join us. Stories can bring clarity on how we see each other and ourselves. During the exchange participants share a story, a part of a story, a story idea or attend just to listen. Test out a piece, receive help developing it if you wish and listen to the stories of others. Discover what makes a story compelling.
Nina’s approach to the story telling is to jump right in. Novice to experienced presenters are welcome. Tell a practiced story, pitch a new story idea. Ask for feedback from a supportive creative group. Or listen in to a night of stories.
During the April meeting, stories ranged from a Cherokee Nation tale, a tall tale based on the “Owl and the Pussycat”, establishing the first girls softball league , healing a father/son relationship, navigating train stations in Hungary and exploring gender bending art, .
We laughed, we cried and we cheered one another. There was a strong sense of belonging, comfort and happiness as the evening’s stories unfolded.
The Storytelling Exchange began in Nov 2020 during the annual Bridgeport Art Trail event. On May 6th we celebrate its half birthday!
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