stories about stories
The Universe is made of stories, not atoms, Rukeyser said. But it also true that there is not one single story – there are many stories. Stories that overlap each other, stories that contradict each other, stories in harmony and stories in disharmony. This afternoon and evening will explore the power of storytelling for the heart, for faith, for protest and for living. We will tell true stories with each other, as well as reflect on the primal need to story ourselves and to story our identities in order to make sense of our disordered word.
Pádraig Ó Tuama works as a poet, theologian and community peace worker in the north of Ireland. In particular, he uses poetry and storytelling to help groups of people with different experiences of politics, religion and identity to create a space of understanding, sharing and creative diversity.
Wednesday 15th May
2pm workshop ($30)
5:30pm shared meal ($10)
6:45 pm performance ($20)
* the workshop, meal and performance might all be attended separately or at a discount rate of $48 for the whole program from 2 till 9pm
* registration for the workshop and the meal are essential