Aspiring and experienced storytellers gather to develop and enhance our craft in an informal and supportive setting. Afternoon begins with a 90-minute Story Swap of 5 to 10 minutes short oral stories; sign-up on a 1st come basis. The Guild has a set of guidelines for listerners to use in providing constructive feedback. Stories are told, not read; use of character voices, gestures, music, and props to enhance the telling of a story are welcomed. Following the story swap at 3:30pm will be refreshments, social time and Guild business discussion.
Stories are how we make meaning of our lives and our world. They make us laugh, think–and teach us how to be human. The mission of the Quimper Storytelling Guild is to foster appreciation for the art and tradition of storytelling in Jefferson County communities. Some of us are just start in our path of storytelling, while others have been telling for audiences for many years.