Explore the art of storytelling with Storytellers Macon – anyone can tell a 5-minute story and learn about others in the community.
BYO – CHAIR, BLANKET, SNACKS…THINK CONCERT IN THE PARK!
stARTup Studios will have beer for sale
Arrive for socials at 6:30pm, stories start promptly at 7:00pm.
We will be located at 1055 Riverside Drive, behind Startup Studios. The best way to get to the parking lot is to enter in the New City Church entrance and we will direct you from there. We will be seating the audience in groups with their household members or family over six feet apart from the next group. Please bring seating comfort options “picnic-style” (chairs, blankets, cushions, etc). stARTup Studios will have beer on sale at the event.
TOPIC: IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH
“As long as you both shall live.” Sounds easy enough when you say it, but that’s before hair begins sprouting in odd places and his nose seems bigger each year. And what about when living comes closer to feeling like dying? When a loved one hurts, we may not feel it in our bodies, but we feel it in our souls. And when the ebbs and flows of health and illness enter our lives, routines are upended, people change, and things that seemed like certainties are suddenly questionable. Your once couch potato roommate begins to wake you up with a gym rat routine at 6 AM. The insulin jab that once grossed you out now feels like a normal part of the evening.
This month, Storytellers Macon will examine tales of the unique relationships involved in caregiving — and taking care of oneself. Ask yourself how many epitomes are experienced while in a hospital room — from babies born to limbs lost — and it will be easy to see the importance of this topic. Join us for tales of survival, of loss, and of matters of the heart and partnership.
Our featured storyteller is Willie Frazier, who loves Macon and Macon loves him. He loves to champion the city, whether it’s on his clothing, going to nearly every local county commission meeting to give his citizen input, or volunteering at a number of community events. He became a lupus advocate after seeing the effects of the illness firsthand with his own family.
To sign up to tell a story: https://forms.gle/dic9mt11cf1G3KdM8
* Signing up prior to the event is encouraged
* Stories are limited to 5 minutes per person
* Please be mindful of bringing children that stories are uncensored, except for hate speech.
Don’t feel comfortable attending the event in person? Tune in on Facebook Live to watch Storytellers Presents.