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Gleaning Wisdom from Our Neighbors: Storytelling Circle

August 29, 2024
Burfoot Park, Meadow Shelter, 6927 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506

Dear friends, 

We look forward to our annual gathering as an opportunity to come together to celebrate and share gratitude and love for the work we collectively make possible in our community. We were sad to postpone our May gathering, and are grateful for your support and understanding as we've pivoted plans. Save the date for Thursday, August 29th for a storytelling circle gathering.

Until soon,

Elaine & Meg and the Window Seat Media Board


WHEN - Thursday, August 29th, 2024, 6-8:00 p.m.

WHERE - Burfoot Park, Meadow Shelter

6927 Boston Harbor Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506


Slow down, connect with friends, share gratitude, and replenish in the outdoors. Through the power of community storytelling, we'll glean bits of wisdom from one another. Celebrate what we’ve built together this past year in a storytelling circle and get excited about what’s to come in 2025! We will provide an assortment of delicious food, but feel free to bring an appetizer or dessert to share if you desire.


Everyone is welcome to attend! While RSVPing for the event is free, this is a community fundraiser and we encourage donations. You can give before, during, and after the event. Click the 'Donate" button on the RSVP page to set up a one-time or recurring donation. Monthly donations will automatically include you as a Friend of Community Storytelling. You can also SUBSCRIBE directly to our donor program and choose your level for as little as $5/month. We’re excited to grow our subscriber program and will invite pledges at the gathering. We will also have day-of raffle tickets with some incredible prizes available for purchase.  We value all donations, large and small!


This is the time of year when we celebrate our community, share how we’ve invested your dollars into the community,  and ask for your continued financial support. Your contribution pays directly to support our community oral history projects and community events, exhibits, workshops, and performances that bring people together around our shared love for stories!


This summer, we’re campaigning for new subscribers to join our Friends of Community Storytelling program. Subscribing is an easy way to support the community-based oral history and storytelling programming you love. If this is your first time and you’d like help setting up a subscription, let us know! If you’re already a subscriber, or “Friend of Community Storytelling,” thank you! YOU ROCK! This year, we have some cool incentives for subscribers:

  • ‍Friends - $5+/ month, $60+/ year: Window Seat Media annual themed pin
  • ‍Neighbors - $10+/ month, $120/ year: Community Roots bookmark
  • ‍Connectors - $25+/ month, $300/ year: Window Seat Media annual themed tote bag
  • ‍Cultivators - $50+/ month, $600/ year: Community Roots letterpress print (design by Aïcha El Beloui)
  • ‍Champions - $100+/ month, $1,200+/ year: Group cooking class with Terry Vanderpham and Phamily Cooking aka Nourish Olympia.

If we reach the following new subscriber goals, as a thank you, we will be doing some fun things!

  • We welcome 5 new subscribers: Meg draws one person at random who would like to receive a personalized ephemera card with collage materials (you contribute lots of these) and a hand-created main image of your choice.
  • We welcome 10 new subscribers: Elaine draws two people at random who would like to receive one loaf of Vetebrod (Swedish coffee bread)
  • We welcome 20+ new subscribers: We draw one person at random who would like to receive an hour-long free consultation for your next storytelling or oral history project with Meg and Elaine.