Full Circle Storytelling is an open mic for community storytellers
— Wandering Aesthetics, Jilly’s Music Room and the Akronist will host the the seventh Full Circle Storytelling event of the season, in conjunction with World Storytelling Day, Wednesday, March 22, 7 p.m. at Jilly’s Music Room, 111 N. Main St. in downtown Akron’s North Side District.
Residents are encouraged to listen to stories and share their own. Full Circle Storytelling is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged, (especially for storytellers), but not required. To register or for more information, please visit www.watheatre.com/fullcircle or email [email protected].
The story prompt is “Transformation,” and the evening’s host is Meghan Meeker. Live music will be provided by Zach Freidhof.
Open to all, Full Circle Storytelling events revolve around a prompt and the idea: everyone has a story. No experience is necessary to participate, and this intimate evening of storytelling will conjure the spirit of community.
Full Circle is an open mic for storytellers. Telling their own true tales, Akronites are placed at the center of their own life journeys. Based on the work of Joseph Campbell, the hosts use narrative to ignite understanding between diverse peoples, building bridges– not walls– within our community.
Started in Sweden, World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. Each year on or near the March equinox, communities gather together to celebrate storytellers and stories. Participants share with each other, gaining insight, building relationships and inspiring those who listen.
Also, we are creating a video and audio archive of stories from residents of the Greater Akron area. This archive may be used by students, journalists, researchers, artists and others for purposes beyond Full Circle Storytelling events. Participants at our live events are not required to have their stories recorded for our archive. Sometimes the magic is only for those in the room.
“The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”
― Muriel Rukeyser