Why Storytelling?

Who doesn’t love a good story?  Stories make us laugh and cry, sit up and take notice, dig around in our own experience for meaning. 

Storytelling is a powerful way of creating the world in which we live.  For many of us, the Grand River is a wandering stranger (see Philip Martin’ piece, A River Runs Through Me: From Wandering Stranger to Sacred Presence).   Our failure to recognize The Grand River’s life-giving presence in our midst perpetuates a system of exploitation, which views the river as an unlimited resource to be used.  Storytelling can help us challenge this worldview by bringing our love and concern into public view.  It can unveil the hidden past, hint at possible futures, or just help us love the here-and-now.

Welcome to the circle!

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