Hi Everyone,

Just a quick reminder that our next show is coming up on the 18th, which is a week from this Thursday. We still have a few spots open if you want to tell a story. The theme is “Gut Check – Stories of facing up to something”

FGS: Gut Check – Stories of facing up to something

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021, 7:00 PM

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48 Story Fans Attending

Our next show is March 18th at 7 pm. The theme is about facing up to things. Come tell a story about a time when you had to face up to something about yourself. How did you realize it was time to reckon with yourself? Did someone tell you or did you discover it on your own? Was it something you were doing? Something you believed? Something you said…

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Here’s a beautiful story I just heard and want to share with you. 

Tomorrow there’s a Workshop run by one of the best storytellers in Seattle:

Workshop Your Story with Great Tellers and a Coach

Tuesday, Mar 9, 2021, 5:30 PM

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4 Members Attending

Come join some amazing storytellers to workshop a 5-7 minute story. It’s the perfect way to prep a story for Fresh Ground Stories or another storytelling show. We’ll divide the time between storytellers, but will make sure everyone gets at least 15 minutes even if means we stay long. Format: You tell us what kind of feedback or help you’re looking …

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This Thursday North Seattle Storytelling is holding their monthly show:

North Seattle Storytelling

Thursday, Mar 11, 2021, 7:00 PM

No location yet.

11 Members Attending

Sorry this is so late. I’ve had some email/web issues. We had a great meeting in February on the theme of coming in out of the cold. Bruce told his story of finding his way from the east coast to the west. Chris went tracking animals in the snow and found a new friend. Katy had a client whose confusion helped Katy find her way out of the cold. Fin…

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If you’ve been coming to FGS for a while you know that we’ve had a number of tellers share their mental health stories at the annual NAMI Washington fundraiser. I shared my own story at the first event in 2017 and was a story coach for them in 2018. It’s a wonderful show and I was proud to be part of it for those first two years.

If any of you have a story about your mental health journey or how caring for someone with mental health issues has affected your life you can apply to be in the show here:

https://www.namiwa.org/index.php/programs/brain-power-chronicles

Below is the text I took directly from the email I received the other day.

EVERYONE HAS A STORY TO TELL

Now in its 5th year, NAMI Washington’s The Brainpower Chronicles: Mental Health Stories, is an evening of real people sharing their real stories about the impact of mental illness on their lives.

WE KNOW THERE ARE MORE STORIES OUT THERE!

We are now casting for our 2021 performance! If you want to share your experience as a person living with a mental health condition, or a family member/caregiver who wants to share your story, please apply by filling out and returning this casting questionnaire.

RECOVERY IS REAL, AND WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT IN THE REALEST TERMS!

Director Susan Fee, and Assistant Director Kacie Rahm, both accomplished storytellers, will once again lead this powerful event. If you are chosen for the 6-person cast, you will receive individual and group coaching in a supportive environment with fellow castmates.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

You do not need to have previous storytelling or performance experience to be considered for the cast! So don’t be shy – submit your 2021 Brainpower Chronicles Questionnaire, and be a part of NAMI Washington shining a spotlight on the intersection of mental health and the arts! Deadline for questionnaires is March 31, 2021.

That’s all for now. Let me know if you’d like to tell a story at our March 18th show. If you can’t make it to a workshop, I’m always available for help over the phone.

See you next week!

Paul
freshgroundstories@gmail.com