How can story strengthen, encourage and nourish us as we seek and work for a sustainable relationship with Earth, all of its inhabitants and each other?
What can story and the practice of storytelling help us remember - put back together again?
As we work at ourselves, and aid each other in this endeavour, how can older and newer stories, metaphor and imagination deepen and support our practice?
In this workshop there will be opportunities to explore and reflect on these questions alongside listening to stories. There will be an explanation and demonstration of an approach to story telling which is particularly effective in evoking imagination, wondering and personal thinking. It will be possible to consider and practice this set of skills individually or in a small group setting. There will be an outline of the different genre and styles of stories that are available to us. Quiet, humour, stillness and enquiry will also be threads through the workshop.
This workshop is being facilitated by Chris Nickolay. Chris worked for 20 years as a trainer, writer and facilitator in the children and young people’s team in the central organisation of Quakers in Britain. He currently describes himself as a story worker with a growing interest in how story from a variety of traditions can enable and encourage each of us in our reflections and action about current global, social and organisational concerns.
This is ‘pay as you can’ event, where you pay what you can afford on the day.
The workshop will be on 28 September 2018 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Road, Letchworth, SG6 4UB.
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