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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 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 !

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Earlier Event: March 9
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Later Event: March 23
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