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 two Story Summits event were held in January and June of 2018. Stay tuned for information on future events!


We film every story shared at Story Summit! We're currently releasing one video per week from our June 2018 Story Summit event. Here are the ones that have been released so far:

Here are the stories from our first Story Summit event:


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