You do not have have to be a practiced storyteller or identify as a writer, or performer, of any kind to contribute to this project. Just interview yourself! Ask yourself the questions from the inspiration page, and share what comes to mind. Here are some upcoming events if you want some more support, but don’t sweat it. All you need to do is be yourself, and answer the questions.
If you are itching for some more writing workshops, we always have you covered at Wordcrafters in Eugene.
Belonging Mixtape Release Party at Oregon Wine LAB!
Join us to celebrate StoryHelix’s very first year! We’ll have live readings, an interview booth, artist vendors, and a listening room to hear the stories from the Belonging Mixtape! All at Oregon Wine Lab during First Friday Art Walk!
Featuring live readings by Daphne Singingtree, Dante Zuniga-West, and more! Stay tuned for vendors and artists and music makers!
Bring a friend, grab a drink, listen to stories, and tell yours as well.
Thursday, November 18 | 6-8pm
Join author Dante Zúñiga-West to celebrate Fiesta Cultural with your stories!
Got a family story you don’t want to be lost? Come online and save that story! Dante will talk to us about oral and written storytelling traditions. Then we will compose and share our stories, and then record them to have as a remembrance for your friends and family.
The class will be offered in English, but you can share your stories in whichever language you feel most comfortable.
This workshop will have:
A safe place to gather and discuss the process and art of storytelling, and share them with a group of other storytellers.
Encouragement and guidance in telling your own stories.
These free workshops were made possible by Lane Arts Council, Fiesta Cultural, Springfield Public Library, and the City of Eugene Cultural Services Downtown Program Fund.
Here are some Graphic Organizers from the workshops to get you past the fear of the blank page. They should help get your creative juices flowing, and bring details to the forefront of your brain that you might not have thought about otherwise. Don’t feel like you have to answer every single question, or tell your story using these specific sentence starters. They are just a little nudge to get things moving.