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 at Story Summit, three of them come together at Heartwood Soundstage to showcase some of their best storytellers. 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.

Our first three Story Summits event were held in 2018 and 2019. The fourth Story Summit has been announced for July 19, 2019! Click here to learn more .


We film every story shared at Story Summit! Here are the stories from our most recent Story Summit on February 1, 2019:

Here are the stories from our second Story Summit:

Here are the stories from our first Story Summit event:


Photos from our third Story Summit event on February 1, 2019.
All photos by Becca Goodman.

Photos from our second Story Summit event on June 9, 2018.
All photos by Bruce Proctor.

Select photos from our first Story Summit event on January 18, 2018. More pictures can be found here.
All photos by Charlotte Kesl Photography