What would you tell your 20-year-old self if given the chance? That’s the idea behind the latest Living Room Stories event. It’s an evening of live storytelling around the theme “Wisdom for My Younger Self.” And it’s taking place right here in East Greenwich on Thursday, April 3.
The evening will feature five storytellers, each sharing a true, 10-minute reflection from his or her life. In a new twist on the program, the audience will have an opportunity to share wisdom that they would offer their younger self.
“Wisdom for My Younger Self” marks the fourth such storytelling event since creator Deb Walsh started The Living Room in 2012. Walsh calls her company a “conversation starter,” with “a mission to inspire people to share their life experiences in a community of like-minded people; take the time to look beneath the stories we hear and tell one another; and break through the ‘digital daze’ of our 24/7 technology-filled life.”
The speakers April 3 are Dennis Bucco, an Episcopal priest; Kristen Girourd, an interior designer; Betsy Fenik, a photographer; and Carolyn Dalgliesh, a professional organizer and author.
“The concept is both incredibly simple and remarkable profound, this act of telling and receiving stories,” said Walsh. “When people share a story, there is this element of true vulnerability and courage that gets telegraphed to the audience. When people hear another person’s tale of fear or loss or awakening or confusion, the story becomes a window into our own experience.”
You can order tickets ($20/$10 for students) through The Living Room website here or at the door. The event takes place at 1550 South County Trail (EG United Methodist Church), East Greenwich.
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