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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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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Voices of Gainesville: Criminal Justice
Oct
1
7:30 PM19:30

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

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

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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: Education
Nov
5
7:30 PM19:30

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

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

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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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Story Summit
Jan
18
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.

Buy tickets now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-summit-heartwood-soundstage-tickets-39132814301

When: January 18th, 2017
Where: Heartwood Soundstage
Doors: 6pm
Show: 7pm

Early Ticket Price: $15
Day Of Show Price: $20

Over the past five years, Gainesville’s storytelling community has transformed from a relatively obscure art form to a widely recognized community, with multiple opportunities to hear and share great stories every month. There are a few organizations fostering this growing storytelling community, and on January 18, three of them are coming together for the first time at Heartwood Soundstage to showcase some of their best storytellers at Story Summit. At Story Summit, you’ll hear some of the best storytelling that Gainesville has to offer, curated by the organizers of Self Narrate, Guts & Glory GNV, and The Conch.

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Storytelling Meetup: Sugar Stories *Cosponsor: UF Diabetes Institute
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Sugar Stories *Cosponsor: UF Diabetes Institute

Our November meetup is about Sugar! November is National Diabetes Month, so we're co-sponsoring this meetup with the University of Florida Diabetes Institute. 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, November 13th!

This meetup will be at The Bull on November 16th, from 7:30-8:30PM.

For more information about the UF Diabetes Institute, check out http://diabetes.ufl.edu/ !

To RSVP on Facebook, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/128959701094620/

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STORY:GNV 2017
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

STORY:GNV 2017

STORY:GNV 2017 // RESILIENCE

Developing Personal and Professional Resilience Through Story

RESILIENCE

Resilience is the human ability to bounce back from the difficult moments that life throws at us and rise up, stronger than ever. Storytelling develops resilience. This is true at the personal level, the organizational level and the community level. The stories we tell and how we tell them effect our ability to be resilient. This year, the theme for STORY:GNV is “Resilience” and our speakers will present ways in which we can develop resilience through story.

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 three of Gainesville’s largest industries – HealthcareEducation, and Business – to share the ways that storytelling impacts their work. Gather ’round the proverbial campfire, Gainesville.

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Storytelling Meetup & Braided Brook Release
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup & Braided Brook Release

Our September storytelling meetup is a bit different than usual as we will be celebrating the release of Braided Brook Volume 2! 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 2 available for purchase at this event for $10 each.
If you'd like to purchase a copy of Braided Brook online, you can find both volumes here:
Volume 2 - http://a.co/9i21Dim
Volume 1 - http://a.co/g0Lvns8

This reading & meetup will be at Third House Books & Coffee on September 21st, from 7:30-8:30PM.

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/1120900261376860/

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Storytelling Meetup: Trouble
Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Trouble

Our August meetup is about trouble. Whether it was big or small, we want to hear what kind of trouble you've gotten yourself into - or gotten out of. 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 14th!

This meetup will be at The Bull on August 17th, from 7:30-8:30PM.

To RSVP, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/293603777775121/

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Owning Your Story: Personal Story Development Workshop (FREE)
Jul
30
2:00 PM14:00

Owning Your Story: Personal Story Development Workshop (FREE)

UPDATE 7/14: We have reached capacity with registrations. Registration is now closed. If you are still interested in attending, you can apply for a standby spot, in case someone cancels. To be added to standby, email register@harn.ufl.edu with Subject Line: Self Narrate

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 free and open-to-the-public workshop in over a year! This will be extra-special because it will be located in the main art gallery in the Harn Museum of Art! Come learn how to write your story with Self Narrate on July 30 from 2-4PM.
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is free, but you will need to register to reserve your spot. To register, email register@harn.ufl.edu with Subject Line: Self Narrate

Official Event Description:
Storytelling is a powerful tool for developing self-efficacy, building relationships, and gaining perspective. Participate in a free, 2-hour in-depth story development workshop led by Self Narrate, a community organization empowering people by helping them craft and share their personal stories. Outcomes include the development of a specific story and skills in story creation and sharing. Participants will receive a template to use moving forward. To reserve a spot, email register@harn.ufl.edu with Subject Line: Self Narrate. For more details on the Harn Museum of Art, visit:  http://www.harn.ufl.edu/

Harn Museum of Art Address:
3259 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611

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Storytelling Meetup At The Harn: Movement
Jul
13
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup At The Harn: Movement

This month's meetup is about movement. What role has movement played in your life? This month we'll be sharing stories about movement. As always our themes are open to your interpretation.

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. For more information about Museum Nights, click here.

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 10!
 
This meetup will be at The Harn Museum of Art on July 13, from 7:30-8:30PM.
 
To RSVP to the meetup click here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/660614884137454/

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Storytelling Meetup: Summer Stories
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Summer Stories

Our June meetup is only one week away from the first day of summer (June 21st) so let's embrace the Florida heat and break out our stories set in the summertime! 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, 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, June 12!

This meetup will be at The Bull on June 15, from 7:30-8:30PM.

RSVP To the Meetup at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1330556653692303

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Storytelling Meetup: Beliefs
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: Beliefs

This month's meetup is about beliefs. Each of us carries unique beliefs informed by our life experiences. This month we'll be sharing stories about these beliefs. 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, 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 15!

This meetup will be at The Bull on May 18, from 7:30-8:30PM.

To RSVP to the meetup click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1893639727572132/

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Storytelling Meetup: (Dis)Honesty
Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

Storytelling Meetup: (Dis)Honesty

This month's meetup is about honesty - or dishonesty. Whether your story is about a lie got you into some trouble - or got you out of it, or a time when you had to come out with a difficult truth, 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, 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 17!

This meetup will be at The Bull on April 20, from 7:30-8:30PM.

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/275047359599157/

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