Join members of the Lane County community as they look toward the future by diving into stories of the past. Eva Osirus, the facilitator of the NAACP’s “Our Stories” project, in collaboration with the StoryHelix Community Storytelling Project at Wordcrafters in Eugene, will guide all participants in a group listening and discussion experience around the recorded story of a local storyteller. Through this guided conversation, attendees will gain new insights through story, connect with fellow community members, and identify actions they can take to better our community for all. Read more about this event. You may attend in person or virtually through Zoom.
This program is supported by a Public Program Grant from Oregon Humanities.
Melissa Bennett writes about the bittersweet search for her Indigenous roots as a transracial adoptee.
Bruce Poinsette and Jennifer Perrine talk about what it means to tell stories rooted in community.
This event is supported by a grant from Oregon Humanities.
Join us on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, for a conversation about storytelling and yearning with Nataki Garrett, artistic director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Jelly Helm, founder of the branding agency Studio Jelly. We’ll talk about how stories shape culture in advertising and theater alike. This program is part of our 2022 Consider This series, American Dreams, American Myths, American Hopes.
Doors will open at 6:00 p.m, and the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15. Click here to purchase a ticket.
No-cost tickets are also available for this event. Click here to register for a no-cost ticket.
The Community Storytelling Fellowship supports storytellers working in any medium—written journalism, audio, video, comics, photography, and more—in sharing stories from communities they are part of.
Photographer Joe Whittle writes about his experience as a 2019–21 Fields Artist Fellow.