Sharing Stories: Building Community
By Dinali Devasagayam
This year I have been running story sharing nights called Campfire Stories at The Joinery and the Willunga Environment Centre. The notion is to provide a regular space where people can come and share life stories providing both connection and entertainment. It seems to me to be another way in which we can build stronger communities while having some fun. The power of the story is also being recognised as a way to widen our awareness of the world and promote meaningful change.
The next Campfire Stories is on Thursday 22 June 2017 at The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide from 6:30pm – 9pm with a theme of The Great Outdoors. The stories are limited to 5 minutes with a shared informal supper at the end where participants can mingle and chat further. There is no pressure to speak in front of the audience. You are just as welcome to come and listen to other people’s stories.
So far I have been amazed at the diversity of stories and the breadth of human experience they represent. If you are interested in coming along and being a part of the stories you can RSVP at www.campfirestoriesadelaide3.eventbrite.com. Please email me if you have any questions. I hope to see some of you on the night.