Storytelling Meetup: Road Trip Stories
Aug
15
8:30 PM20:30

Storytelling Meetup: Road Trip Stories

We're wrapping up the summer with Road Trip Stories at our August Meetup! As always, our themes are open to interpretation!

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, August 12th!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, August 15th from 7:30-8:30 PM at The Bull!

More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/686413551783799/

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Story Summit
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Story Summit

Story Summit is Gainesville’s best night of storytelling. You’ll hear some of the best storytellers from Self NarrateGuts & Glory GNV, and The Conch at the intimate Heartwood Soundstage.
Come be part of Gainesville’s growing storytelling community at Story Summit.

This is the Fourth Story Summit event at Heartwood Soundstage. You can see examples from our previous Story Summits on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaSvP6tceiNJVf64y0LgprVuhmqPD6aj5

Get your ticket now at https://heartwoodsoundstage.com/event/story-summit-4/

When: July 19th, 2019
Where: Heartwood Soundstage
Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm
Early Ticket Price: $15
Day Of Show Price: $20



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Trauma-Informed Community Resource Fair
Jul
13
1:00 PM13:00

Trauma-Informed Community Resource Fair

Trauma-Informed Community Resource Fair

JULY 13, 2019
1-4PM
HIPPODROME CINEMA

This event is produced in partnership with LCS Occupational Therapy.

Join us for an informative and community-building event where we will bring together a number of the trauma-informed resources in Gainesville. Whether you are looking for resources for yourself or a loved one, or you are looking to network in this space, this is the event for you.

We will learn about innovative approaches to community building using Trust-Based Relational Intervention approaches through the screening of the brand-new film All Rise. ALL RISE is a 75-minute documentary that takes you inside the courtroom of an unconventional East Texas judge who uses a trauma-informed, trust-based approach to healing broken families in the child welfare system. After the screening, a panel of experts will discuss how the film relates to the Gainesville community.

After the panel, a number of organizations that provide resources in Gainesville will be on-site in a Resource Fair.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
FREE CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED ONSITE THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.

We anticipate this event filling to capacity; therefore, registration is required for film tickets and/or childcare.
UPDATE: Some folks have been kind enough to let us know that their plans have changed so we wanted to let you know we now have some seats available! Applying for a ticket on the waitlist form means you WILL get a spot for the film until you hear otherwise here! This is also still how you will register for childcare if you would like to attend the resource fair part of the event (which you are welcome to come to and does not require a ticket).

REGISTRATION LINK

If you are part of an organization that wants to participate, please reach out to us using the OT Gainesville Contact form.

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Storytelling Meetup: Roommate Stories!
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Roommate Stories!

For our May meetup we're bringing back one of our most popular themes from 2016: Roommate Stories! As always, our themes are open to interpretation, so feel free to share stories about your dog, significant other, grandpa and anyone or anything else you've lived with.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, May 13th!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, May 16th from 7:30-8:30 PM at The Bull!

For more information, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/653343918438662/

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Storytelling Meetup: Creation (Cosponsored by DreamQuilt)
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Creation (Cosponsored by DreamQuilt)

Join us at the Bull for our April Storytelling Meetup! This month's theme will be Creation! This theme is inspired by our cosponsor this month DreamQuilt, an applied arts and alternative entertainment production company here in Gainesville - learn more about DreamQuilt at the meetup! As always, our themes are open to your interpretation.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, April 15th!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, April 18th from 7:30-8:30 PM at The Bull!

For more information about DreamQuilt, check out http://www.dreamquilt.org/
To RSVP for this event, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/284790612412892/

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Storytelling Meetup: Risks
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Risks

This month's theme will be Risks! This theme was from the suggestion box, thanks to the attendee who suggested it. As always, our themes are open to your interpretation.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, March 18th!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, March 21st from 7:30-8:30 PM at The Bull!

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/2755621597909935/

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Storytelling Meetup: Starts
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Starts

Join us at the Bull for our second Storytelling Meetup of 2019! This month's theme will be Starts! This theme is inspired by startupGNV - a non-profit advocating for and elevating Gainesville’s start-up community and as always, our themes are open to your interpretation.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, February 25th!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, February 28th from 7:30-8:30 PM at The Bull!

For more information about startupGNV, check out https://startupgnv.com

For more information and to RSVP, head to https://www.facebook.com/events/923333181207240/

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Story Summit
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Story Summit

Story Summit is Gainesville’s best night of storytelling. You’ll hear some of the best storytellers from Self Narrate Guts & Glory GNV, and The Conch-Gainesville's True-storytelling Project at the intimate Heartwood Soundstage.
Come be part of Gainesville’s growing storytelling community at Story Summit.

This is the Third Story Summit event at Heartwood Soundstage. You can see examples from our first Story Summit on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK6WwH35FYg&list=PLaSvP6tceiNIKALsgpzcEQCok4EVBJ_ig
And from our Second Story Summit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3b-u9bX1iQ&list=PLaSvP6tceiNLu7x21VyiykTYV0EpSTwPz


Get your ticket now at https://heartwoodsoundstage.com/event/story-summit-3/

When: February 1st, 2019
Where: Heartwood Soundstage
Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm
Early Ticket Price: $15
Day Of Show Price: $20

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Storytelling Meetup: Dreams
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Dreams

Join us at the Bull for our first Storytelling Meetup of 2019! This month's theme will be Dreams! This theme was from the suggestion box, thanks to the attendee who suggested it. As always, our themes are open to your interpretation.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, January 21st!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, January 24th from 7:30-8:30 PM at The Bull!
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/546929509116155/

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Voices of Gainesville: Education
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Voices of Gainesville: Education

"Voices of Gainesville: Facing the Facts, Sharing the Stories" will be at the Hipp Cinema on Monday, September 10, October 1, and November 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The “Understanding Racial Disparities in Alachua County” report detailed disparities in employment, criminal justice, education, housing and poverty in Gainesville. How do we as a community address this?

Storytelling is a powerful art form creating connections and understanding. SelfNarrate is hosting a storytelling series to give a face and a voice to the statistics of those most affected by these disparities. Community leaders will also tell their personal stories, and of the challenges faced in addressing systemic racism. Through these stories we can build bridges and begin to work together.

9/10: Housing and Transportation
10/1: Criminal Justice
11/5: Education

Doors at 6:30 p.m., starts at 7 p.m.

More Information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1857617751210604/

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Storytelling Meetup & Braided Brook Release
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup & Braided Brook Release

Our October storytelling meetup is a bit different than usual as we will be celebrating the release of Braided Brook Volume 3! Braided Brook is Self Narrate's annual literary journal of personal stories. Learn more about it at www.braidedbrook.com.

The first half of the evening will be a reading of stories from this new edition of Braided Brook from the authors that lived and wrote them.

The second half of the evening, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

We will have a VERY limited number of copies of Braided Brook Volume 3 available for purchase at this event for $10 each.
If you'd like to purchase a copy of Braided Brook online, you can find all three volumes here:
Volume 3 - http://a.co/d/fiZfu1D
Volume 2 - http://a.co/9i21Dim
Volume 1 - http://a.co/g0Lvns8

This reading & meetup will be at The Bull on October 18th, from 7:30-8:30PM.

For more information about the event, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/545618032543341/

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STORY:GNV 2018
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

STORY:GNV 2018

STORY:GNV 2018 // GROWTH THROUGH STORY

Using Story as a Tool for Growth at the Personal, Professional, and Community Levels

A NEW FOCUS FOR 2018

After our 2017 STORY:GNV Conference, we found that a distinct set of conversations were happening around story, and we decided to gear 2018’s STORY:GNV Conference around those themes. Storytelling is a powerful tool for growth and its potential for great impact is resonant with the Gainesville community. This year, our speaker tracks will represent how storytelling can be used as a tool for Personal Growth, Organizational Growth, and Community Growth. A number of incredible speakers on all of these subjects has been curated. Come join the conversation!

WHAT IS STORY:GNV?

STORY:GNV is Gainesville’s first conference to use storytelling to showcase how we can connect with others more thoughtfully, do business more efficiently and change our communities more wholeheartedly.  STORY:GNV is bringing together a diverse group of individuals from many different sectors of Gainesville, representing Personal GrowthOrganizational Growth, and Community Growth– to share the ways that storytelling impacts their work. Gather ’round the proverbial campfire, Gainesville.

Click here to learn more and register!

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Voices of Gainesville: Criminal Justice
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Voices of Gainesville: Criminal Justice

"Voices of Gainesville: Facing the Facts, Sharing the Stories" will be at the Hipp Cinema on Monday, September 10, October 1, and November 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The “Understanding Racial Disparities in Alachua County” report detailed disparities in employment, criminal justice, education, housing and poverty in Gainesville. How do we as a community address this?

Storytelling is a powerful art form creating connections and understanding. SelfNarrate is hosting a storytelling series to give a face and a voice to the statistics of those most affected by these disparities. Community leaders will also tell their personal stories, and of the challenges faced in addressing systemic racism. Through these stories we can build bridges and begin to work together.

9/10: Housing and Transportation
10/1: Criminal Justice
11/5: Education

Doors at 6:30 p.m., starts at 7 p.m.

More Information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1857617751210604/

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Storytelling Meetup: Coming Of Age
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Coming Of Age

Join us at the Bull for our September Storytelling Meetup! This month's theme will be Coming of Age! This theme was from the suggestion box, thanks to the attendee who suggested it! As always,our themes are open to your interpretation.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, September 24th!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, September 27th from 7:30-8:30 PM at The Bull!

For more information about the meetup, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1266359476837334/

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Voices of Gainesville: Housing and Transportation
Sep
10
7:30 PM19:30

Voices of Gainesville: Housing and Transportation

"Voices of Gainesville: Facing the Facts, Sharing the Stories" will be at the Hipp Cinema on Monday, September 10, October 1, and November 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The “Understanding Racial Disparities in Alachua County” report detailed disparities in employment, criminal justice, education, housing and poverty in Gainesville. How do we as a community address this?

Storytelling is a powerful art form creating connections and understanding. SelfNarrate is hosting a storytelling series to give a face and a voice to the statistics of those most affected by these disparities. Community leaders will also tell their personal stories, and of the challenges faced in addressing systemic racism. Through these stories we can build bridges and begin to work together.

9/10: Housing and Transportation
10/1: Criminal Justice
11/5: Education

Doors at 7 p.m., starts at 7:30 p.m.

More Information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1857617751210604/

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Storytelling Meetup: Do-Overs
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Do-Overs

Join us at the Bull for our August Storytelling Meetup! This month's theme will be Do-Overs! As always,our themes are open to your interpretation.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, August 13th!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, August 16th from 7:30-8:30 PM at The Bull!

For more information, navigate to https://www.facebook.com/events/1735143259937414/

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Storytelling Meetup At The Harn: Labor
Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup At The Harn: Labor

This month's meetup is about labor. There are so many ways that we labor and so many things that labor means to us in our lives. We experience physical labor, intellectual labor, emotional labor. Labor builds community. Labor can mean many different things. What role has labor played in your life? As always our themes are open to your interpretation. The exhibition “History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence” may inspire you.

PLEASE NOTE: July's Meetup is at The Harn Museum of Art, and is part of Museum Nights! We encourage you to arrive early and participate in the different activities happening at The Harn. We will be in the Asian Wing of the Harn. (So please no yelling, stomping, beat-boxing or music as part of the stories. 

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)
We need your story submissions by Monday, July 9!

This meetup will be at The Harn Museum of Art on July 12, from 7:30-8:30PM.

For more information about The Harn Museum of Art: http://www.harn.ufl.edu/
For more information about Museum Nights: http://harn.ufl.edu/museumnights

RSVP for the meetup at https://www.facebook.com/events/145287226324316/

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Story Summit
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Story Summit

Story Summit is Gainesville’s best night of storytelling. You’ll hear some of the best storytellers from Self Narrate Guts & Glory GNV, and The Conch-Gainesville's True-storytelling Project at the intimate Heartwood Soundstage.
Come be part of Gainesville’s growing storytelling community at Story Summit.

This is the Second Story Summit event at Heartwood Soundstage. You can see examples of our previous Story Summit on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nK6WwH35FYg&list=PLaSvP6tceiNIKALsgpzcEQCok4EVBJ_ig

Get your ticket now at https://heartwoodsoundstage.com/event/story-summit-2/

When: June 9th, 2018
Where: Heartwood Soundstage
Doors: 6pm
Show: 7pm
Early Ticket Price: $15
Day Of Show Price: $20

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Owning Your Story: Personal Story Development Workshop
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Owning Your Story: Personal Story Development Workshop

We're often asked when the next time our Personal Story Development Workshop would be offered to the public, well... We're excited to announce our first open-to-the-public workshop in nearly a year! Come learn how to write your story with Self Narrate on May 26 from 1-3PM.

Registration is $25 per person.

Storytelling is a powerful tool for developing self-efficacy, building relationships, and gaining perspective. Outcomes of this workshop include the development of a specific story and skills in story creation and sharing. Every participant receives a copy of the Self Narrate Story Development Workbook

Location: City Church, 19 SW 1 St, Gainesville, FL 32601

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/owning-your-story-personal-story-development-workshop-tickets-44652132731

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Storytelling Meetup: Loyalty
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Loyalty

Join us at the Bull for our May Storytelling Meetup! This month's theme will be Loyalty! As always,our themes are open to your interpretation.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, May 14th!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, May 17th from 7:30-8:30 PM at The Bull!
 

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Storytelling Meetup: Nobody Understood
Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Nobody Understood

Join us at the Bull for our April Storytelling Meetup! This month's theme will be "Nobody Understood." As always,our themes are open to your interpretation.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, April 16th!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, April 19th from 7:30-8:30 PM at The Bull.

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/793239910864934/

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Betrayal Storytelling Meetup
Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

Betrayal Storytelling Meetup

Join us at Cypress and Grove Brewery for ourMarch Storytelling Meetup! This month's theme will be Betrayal, share a time that you have been betrayed or felt you betrayed someone else whether on a larger or small scale. As always,our themes are open to your interpretation.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, March 19th!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, March 22nd from 7:30-8:30 PM at Cypress & Grove Brewing!

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/170748993553472/ !

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Storytelling Meetup: Connection Stories
Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Connection Stories

Our February meetup is about Connection! As always,our themes are open to your interpretation.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share or have any questions, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to info@selfnarrate.com with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)

We need your story submissions by Monday, February 12th!

This meetup will be held on Thursday, February 15th from 7:30-8:30 PM at Third House Books!

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/373581629719163/

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