Story Charming Parties
Story Charming is that magical thing that happens when we remind each other of our stories, and then tell them. The community Story Charming Party is salon-like in spirit, networking by nature, and a really fun way to get together and listen to some remarkable humanity.
Private or retreat-inspired Story Charming Parties lead your group, organization or retreat participants quickly and deeply into the subject matter of your conference or creative getaway. Facilitated specifically for your group, the private Story Charming Party has the effect of bonding participants together immediately, to reveal new routes through the work at hand. For creatives, a Story Charming Party offsite generates and multiplies new images, characters, story lines, colors and ideas, all rooted in human emotion and experience.
When we relate on the level of our human experiences, our work together, our common goals, our efforts expended find a common language. A many-layered language of words, shared emotions, and images made meaningful.Your group connects in creative depths, opens to new, productive, and heartfelt ways of communicating, and maintains the human connection as they forge into the work ahead.
Shuck and jive, the Story Charming Party is NOT. This is not where you come prepared with a performance and sweat beaded on your brow.
It’s story-talking conversation,
in the moment inspiration,
We gather most often in Portland or San Francisco’s Bay Area. If you’d like to guest host a community party or set up a Story Charming Party for your organization or group, we’d be happy to come to your city. Just drop a line and say so: Pema [@] StoryCharmer [dot] com
Come talk story with us. It won’t be the same without you.
The community Story Charming Parties are INVITE ONLY, as space is limited.
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Praise for the Partay…
I was reminded that we’re all human. On the street I now look at a sea of strangers who have been through all kinds of amazing experiences and wish I could hear their tales.
It’s an opportunity to hear and express truth. And nothing is sexier. Period.
It’s kind of wonderful, because you never truly know what to expect, or what type of stories you will hear….We have so many little gems tucked away in our brains, and obviously, we can’t pull them out all the time. Something has to trigger it….And in those moments of sharing our stories with one another, we become intertwined in someone else’s experience and it’s quite profound. It’s not anything you can plan for, and I love the spontaneity of it all.
It is a circle of people, like being around a campfire of people who have information, feelings, joy and sorrow to share. The possibility for real bonding is there. Even transformation.
For me growing up in South Carolina, storytelling was a way of life. It was just a natural part of everyday visits with family and friends. It makes me sad to see that it’s becoming a lost art…. In a way, it seems odd that we need to create a forum specifically to tell stories. But in another way, things like The Moth and your gatherings are helping people to realize the connection and joy and insight that comes from telling and listening to stories. Thank you!
I was a little intimidated at first with people telling their stories, but you made a safe and creative atmosphere and I ended up enjoying myself a lot….Everyone has something interesting to say.
- Graeme Harrison
I really enjoy sharing stories and seeing how one story sparks another story, creating a chain of inter-related stories and shared experiences.
- Robert Falconer