Story Summit
Jan
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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STORY:GNV 2017
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
2:00pm 2:00pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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
7:30pm 7:30pm

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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TEDxUF Club and Self Narrate: Why Stories Matter
Mar
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

TEDxUF Club and Self Narrate: Why Stories Matter

Info from TEDxUF Facebook Event:

Join us for our last meeting before the TEDxUF conference!

This week we are collaborating with Self Narrate, an organization that empowers our community by helping people craft and share their personal stories.

We will watch Self Narrate co-founder Jaron Jones' TEDxUF talk and get a chance to discuss with him the importance of storytelling.

The first 30 people to come to club get a ticket to TEDxUF on April 1!

Our meeting is in Heavener Hall 150 at 7:15pm

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Storytelling Meetup: Leaving Home *In Collaboration with Charlotte Kesl Photography*
Mar
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Storytelling Meetup: Leaving Home *In Collaboration with Charlotte Kesl Photography*

Please note: the meetup will be at Third House Books in March.

Reflecting on the past couple of months, we are interested in hearing everyone's story about leaving home. Gainesville is a diverse community. We want to hear the stories of where people come from and how they got here. 

The theme for March is Leaving Home, and as always, our themes are open to interpretation.

This meetup is part of a larger collaborative project between Self Narrate and Charlotte Kesl Photography. The evening will be documented by Charlotte Kesl, an independent photographer whose clients include The New York Times and international NGOs. Every storyteller will have their portrait taken by her. Audio of each story will also be recorded by Self Narrate.

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, February 13!

This meetup will be at Third House Books on February 16, from 7:30-8:30PM.

For more information about Charlotte Kesl Photography, check out https://www.charlottekesl.com/ !

Click here or the image below to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/791954794291945/

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Storytelling Meetup: Festival Stories *Co-Sponsored With Changeville*
Feb
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

Storytelling Meetup: Festival Stories *Co-Sponsored With Changeville*

Let's get together and tell true-life stories! (Meaning, these things actually happened to you!) Our February meetup is co-sponsored by Changeville. The theme this month is: Festival Stories!
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, 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 13!

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

For more information about Changeville, check out http://www.changeville.us !

RSVP here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1812284072353700/

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Storytelling Meetup: Handcrafted Tales
Jan
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Storytelling Meetup: Handcrafted Tales

This month, share stories about things you’ve made, homemade gifts you’ve received, homecooking, frustrating DIY projects or anything else you can think of. As always our themes are open to interpretation! 

New to our meetups? Here's how this works.
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, January 16!

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

For more information and to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/741962082624323/

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Storytelling Meetup: After Dark
Nov
17
9:00pm 9:00pm

Storytelling Meetup: After Dark

We’re doing something different this November. We're going to have our storytelling meetup a bit later than usual, from 9PM-10PM. With the later time, the sun's gone done and we thought our theme should reflect that. So we're trying out Self Narrate: After Dark. This could literally be stories that happened at night, or it could be an opportunity to share an edgier story than usual. As always our themes are open to interpretation! We will not be having a December meetup, but we look forward to seeing you in 2017!

New to our meetups? Here's how this works.
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, November 14!

This meetup will be at The Bull on November 17, from 9-10PM.

To RSVP, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1699871083664714/

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