2019 Story Gathering and Community Storytelling Resources
Agenda October 2019 Formation in Chicago
One of the remarkable qualities of the story is that it creates space. We can dwell in a story, walk around, find our own place. The story confronts but does not oppress; the story inspires but does not manipulate. The story invites us to an encounter, a dialogue, a mutual sharing. As long as we have stories to tell each other there is hope. – Henri Nouwen
- Centering Reflections on Story
- Creating Inclusive Space for Story Presentation
- StoryCorps Great Questions
- OnBeing Guide to Better Conversation
- Nicki Pombier’s Oral Histories: Nothing About Us Without Us and TILL Living Legacy
- Campaign Design Presentation
- Social Media Guide
- Open Space Framework
- Goal Setting
Story Engagement Activities
- Exploring Story: Word Suitcase – All members
- Inclusive Interviewing Practice – Assistants and Leaders
- Triad Interviewing Practice (adapted from StoryCorps) TO COME
- Particular is Universal – writing exercise
- I am From…
- My L’Arche Is…
- Invite participants to complete a sheet.
- Participants each share their writing/poem in turn in small groups and then each picks one line to share with the large group.
- Create collective “We are from…” or “Our L’Arche is…” by each person (or pair or group) reading one line around the circle in a large group.
- Use pairings, pics, drawings (or videod responses) to make more inclusive.
Many of the L’Arche USA pdfs are available in an editable format. For access or to inquire about a resource from the formation not yet linked, please reach out to Sharon firstname.lastname@example.org.