“Story” as Community Connection: Telling One Another Who We Are – and Listening to Who’s Here!
A Transformational Dialogue with Christina Baldwin and Craig Weiner, DC
A common idiom says “a story is the shortest distance between strangers.” In a community such as South Whidbey we are always weaving a field of stories that inform us who we are and how we are. Come practice the power of storytelling and story-catching with local author and social activist, Christina Baldwin. Enjoy increased appreciation for story as a sustaining community building activity-and share some fun story-starting questions. Let’s brainstorm together about creating community spaces for sharing stories and ways to engage one another.
Christina Baldwin is a writer, wanderer, teacher on the trail of community and story; she is co-founder, with Ann Linnea, of PeerSpirit,Inc. and The Circle Way Process, bringing modern structure and application to the human heritage of circle. Christina is the author of 7 books, including (with Ann) The Circle Way, A Leader in Every Chair; Storycatcher; Life’s Companion; Calling the Circle; and The Seven Whispers, Spiritual Practice for Times Like These. She works cross-culturally and internationally instilling circle process wherever it can flourish and in the Art of Hosting network. For more information go to www.Peerspirit.com
Author’s note: This live event helped to raise $900 for Healing Circles Langley, a local charity devoted to providing empowering services and opportunities for those dealing with cancer and chronic illnesses.