Community Storytelling Circles

April Community Storytelling Circle: Writing to the other side of healing with Poet Laureate Ashly McBunch

Join us for a storytelling event in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Poetry Month with Olympia Poet Laureate Ashly McBunch (they/them). Ashly will read their poem Atomic 22 and guide a community conversation on consent and writing to heal. We will gather in a safe community space to listen and share stories on the topic of CONSENT and Writing to Heal. 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.

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Sunday, April 24, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

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Join us for an event in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Poetry Month with Olympia Poet Laureate Ashly McBunch (they/them). Ashly will read their poem Atomic 22 and guide a community conversation on consent and writing to heal. We will gather in a safe community space to listen and share stories. The event starts promptly at 2 p.m. To maintain a community experience, we will not admit latecomers into the zoom room after 2:30 p.m.

Once you register, you'll receive a confirmation email that includes the event zoom link and a participant worksheet. With the worksheet, we encourage you to engage with some questions ahead of time to help you think through what consent and healing mean to you before attending the event.

Ashly McBunch (they/them), Olympia Poet Laureate

EVENT DESCRIPTION

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 short live performance, audio or visual media, poetry, podcast, interview, 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.

*A NOTE ABOUT PRICING

Window Seat Media balances our value for equity and accessibility with our need to honor the actual value of the skills and services being offered. We have made the decision to offer a large sliding scale of pricing ($0-$100) at all our events, with the intention that the folks who can pay more, do, and the folks who must pay less, are able to without any barrier. The actual cost of producing this event is about $20/person. Ticket sales support event costs such as facilitator honorariums, staff time, and speaker fees. We appreciate all donations, both large and small. We couldn't do this work without you and we love being in community with YOU!

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