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Self Narrate's Storytelling Meetup: Leaving Home

  • Third House Books & Coffee 113 North Main Street Gainesville, FL, 32601 United States (map)

Reflecting on the past couple of months, we are interested in hearing everyone's story about leaving home. Gainesville is a diverse community. We want to hear the stories of where people come from and how they got here.

This meetup is part of a larger collaborative project between Self Narrate and Charlotte Kesl Photography. The evening will be documented by Charlotte Kesl, an independent photographer whose clients include The New York Times and international NGOs. Every storyteller will have their portrait taken by her. Audio of each story will also be recorded by Self Narrate.

As always, our themes are open to interpretation.

So, how does this work? Our storytellers are given 5-7 minutes to tell their story.

The first half of the evening will consist of stories that were submitted to us ahead of time after which time, we will open the floor to anyone to share their story!

If you want to share, please send a message to Self Narrate on Facebook or to with a brief outline of your story (2-3 sentences). The reason for this is that it is best to prepare your story ahead of time, practicing how the story can be told in 5 minutes. (The time goes fast!)
We need your story submissions by Monday, March 13!

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Later Event: March 17
Borrowed Mic Night w/ Mandisa