Community Storytelling Circles

A Community Narratives project by Window Seat Media

Monthly community storytelling event series

“We are here doing personal storytelling to gather little bits of wisdom from our neighbors. We all have gems to offer the world. An everyday person is an artist and a community member. It’s the sweet spot of understanding that living every day brings about love, collaboration, community, and stories.” - Community Facilitator

Come listen and share real moments in guided community space

Purpose

This virtual series highlights the stories of ordinary people living extraordinary lives from within our community. Each month, we feature a guest narrator who brings to light a new perspective of who we are in the South Sound. Participants will collectively listen to the narrator's story via a conversation, short audio or visual media, poetry, podcast, or art piece. We will pose a prompting question based on the story and invite community members to respond by sharing their own stories in facilitated small group conversations. The purpose of community storytelling circles is to create opportunities for community dialogue and civic engagement where folks can feel a sense of belonging and connection.

Event flow

Storytelling circles last about an hour and a half. To maintain a community experience, we admit latecomers into the zoom room no later than 30 minutes after the start time.

  • (5 min) Opening: Intention, Land Acknowledgement, & Community Agreements
  • (30 min) Engage with story & narrator
  • (30 min) Facilitated small group listening and story-sharing
  • (10 min) Large group reflection
  • (5 min) Closing

Join us virtually each month for a different story