How To Participate

We are so glad you are here. We need your stories about the Grand River.

If You Have A Brief Story To Share

• Hover over the “Vignettes” menu.

• Hold and click on a theme that fits your story.

• Click on “Leave a story or a comment” and begin writing.

If You Want To Share A Larger Piece of Work

• Create or plan a larger piece of work/play that reflects something important about the Grand River. (See “Many Ways To Tell A Story” below.)

• Use the form on the Contact page to connect with the site administrator or call Philip Martin at 226-789-8615. 

• We will work/play with you to develop and display your contribution as one of our “Featured Stories”.

Many Ways To Tell A Story

Spoken and written words, photographs, video, other visual arts, music, dance, drama ~ these are all great ways to tell stories.  If one of these is your mode, let’s make it happen.  Got another way to share your tales?  Let’s find a way.

Other Ways to Participate

There are many other ways that you can participate in this circle of storytelling. 

Reader

You may be here to read and look at and take in the stories that others are telling.  We value your presence.

If You Want To Make A Comment

From time to time you may see something that you would like to respond to.  Maybe you have a comment to make, a question to ask or a brief story to share.  Right underneath the piece that you want to comment on, just click “Leave a story or a comment” and have your say.

If You Would Like To Help Develop This Site

Perhaps you have an area of expertise that you would like to share so that this site is as lively as possible.    Use the form on the Contact page to connect with the site administrator or call Philip Martin at 226-789-8615. Before you know it, you will be doing your thing in this circle of storytelling.

Connector

If you like this storytelling circle, share it with others.  Use word-of-mouth, email or other social media to spread the news.  Do you know someone who as a great story to tell about the Grand River?  Talk to them and see if they will share it with us.  Let’s make the circle wide.

Historian

Foundational stories about the Grand River watershed are very important. We are especially looking for people who can tell these stories in a way that will centre Indigenous experience. If you can create some of this history, or know of others who would be able to tell these stories, please use the form on the Contact page to connect with the site administrator or call Philip Martin at 226-789-8615.

Ground Rules

This site will be loosely moderated.  We welcome a diversity of opinion and stories.  Contributions that are disrespectful in tone or content will not be allowed.  We will attempt to speak with contributors whose contributions are considered disrespectful, with a view to finding an expression that can fit our context.  Anyone who has concerns about expressions in this circle is welcome to contact the site administrator on the Contact page to share your concerns.

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