Storytelling Tuesday

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We are in our 4th season of BWB Storytelling Tuesday (Sept-June) 
 

At our monthly Flagship event, BWB Storytelling Tuesday, we bring the local Okanagan community together to hear inspirational stories from other amazing LOCALS.

STT is an evening of human connection where 5 Storytellers each share a personal journey story that has truly impacted them (maximum 15 minutes each).

As we all know as a community we are fearful of sharing our vulnerabilities and STT is a great place for people to feel safe and connected.  We all hit obstacles and successes and it is comforting to hear that we are not alone.  It is as much about the stories after the storytelling that make this such an amazing and inspirational event.  We also feature a local musician, artist and photographer - STORY through MUSIC, ART & PHOTOS.
 
STT is all about personal journey stories - happy, sad, funny, exciting, scary, crazy whatever someone wants or needs to share.  Life is filled with joyful and challenging experiences that we can all relate to.  We have had storytellers break out into song, give us chills, have us holding our sides in laughter, smile in joy or have us reaching for a Kleenex, the only qualifier is it has to be a personal story.
This isn't the place to promote your business, there are many other events around for that.
We all live personal journeys and STT was created as an opportunity to share and connect in a safe environment.
2nd Tuesday of each month (Sept-June)
5:00-8:00
Check out the BWB STT video montages here - BWB YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Check out the BWB STT pictures here - STT PICTURES
 
Here is what a couple of people have shared with us:
"I have also watched the evolution of the speakers, each one being unique and wonderful yet something is happening, something is transforming as I see speakers digging deep and there is a heart opening that is taking place. I am impressed and blessed to have been part of this event and will continue to attende whenever I can.” Sandy McAfee
"I have been moved by the quality of what Storytelling Tuesday offers, not only for the individual storyteller sharing their story, but also for what is shared for the community.Our stories point to something larger than just the telling of the story itself. There is something happening below the surface that connects people, opens one up to something larger within oneself.  The story is like the fairy tale, or a movie, which takes us to a deeper place within our psyche, a place of imagining, creating, forgiving, engaging, fearing, loving, or dreaming. We are very logical in our North American society, and the story can be that pointer, an opening to more wonder, to being vulnerable, and to what I heard once as “releasing our imprisoned splendour.”” Eileen Murray
"Shawna’s dedication to supporting others to have the courage to be vulnerable and share their story on ‘Story Telling Tuesdays’ is a testament to how much she believes that living life from our hearts is the only real way to be. I have listened to several of these story evenings, and I have been moved, not only from the inspirational stories, but also by the bravery brought forth by the presenters. I believe that the reason each story teller has the courage to stand in front of strangers and speak their truth, is because Shawna instills genuine trust and confidence in them.” Diana Reyers

FAQs

  1. Who can be a storyteller?  Anyone from the local community can be a storyteller.  We prefer that you have attended at least once so you can see the flow and rhythm of the evening.
  2. What kind of story can I share? The only qualifier is it has to be a personal story. This isn't the place to promote your business, there are many other events around for that.  Try not to cover too big or long of a story - 15 minutes goes by quick.  We have had storytellers break out into song, give us chills, have us holding our sides in laughter, smile in joy or have us reaching for a Kleenex, the only qualifier is it has to be a personal story.  You can check out our youtube channel to see previous STT events BWB Youtube Channel
  3. What if I want to run my story idea by someone?  In that month's group chat you will be introduced to the person that you can connect with to discuss your story.
  4. Do I have to purchase a ticket for the evening?
    Storytellers/Musician/Artist get a complimentary ticket for the evening.
    Your guests are able to purchase tickets for $10 in advance (via BWB Website) or $15 at the door.
  5. How much time to I have to speak?  Storytellers get a maximum of 15 minutes, Musicians & Artists get a maximum of 5 minutes.
  6. What do I need to do be a storyteller?  Please let one of the organizers or hosts know you are interested.
  7. What is required for promotion of the event?  We need a photo, a story title and a short bio for promotion.
  8. When does the promotion of the Event start?  We start active promotion 3 weeks in advance.
  9. How is the order of the storytellers determined?  At the event you will be asked by the STT hosts if you have any preferences and then they will determine the order for the evening.
  10. What time do I have to be there at?  The event starts at 5 and the storytellers start at 6 - so anywhere in that time that works.  People do start showing up as early as 4:15 to make sure they get a good table, but most people start rolling in just after 5.
  11. Can I use technology to share my story?  We want the story to be a personal connection between you and the audience so technology isn't available to display.  By all means if you want to use technology or notes to read your story from that is no problem.
  12. What does the time line look like?  

After the event Pictures of the evening will be posted on social media and the BWB website. The video(s) of individual stories will be emailed to the storytellers via Dropbox.

We aren’t sharing personal stories publicly, it is totally up to the storyteller how and if you share.
 
There will be a short video montage as a Memory of the evening that will be posted on YouTube, Social Media and the BWB Website.
You can find past STT pictures and videos on the BWB Website under the Media Tab.