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Storied Perspectives: Competitive Story Telling

I'm creating a cultural event where amateur storytellers come together to share their stories and views with an audience

Storied Perspectives: Competitive Story Telling

I'm creating a cultural event where amateur storytellers come together to share their stories and views with an audience

$18
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Last updated August 29, 2019

About

The Idea

Have you ever heard a great story and felt inspired to do something great.  After hearing a great story maybe you were motivated to write your first novel, go back to college, or reconcile with a friend.  That's the power of a great story in the hands of a great story teller.  A story is a simple thing that can have a massive impact on our world.

The question is why.  Why are stories so impactful to us?  There is a simple answer to this, because we are social creatures.  We love getting together and sharing grand tales of what's happening in our lives.  Even with some embellishment stories seek to create a truth and guide us to an understanding we have not had before

I believe that stories can bring communities together, bridge cultures, and allow us to work towards becoming better people.  I want to see culture and the light of understanding be lit as people from all walks of life share their stories with others so that we can work to become more unified as a people.  I believe that to do this, we need to have a setting where story tellers get on stage and tell their stories to an audience.

Let The Stories Begin

Another aspect of story telling was the participation of the audience.  Audiences feed a storyteller guiding them along on their journey as they work to tell the most impactful version of their story to that audience.  That's the beauty of story telling though, the fact it's done in front of living, breathing people changes the dynamic.  Oral stories are more than reciting written stories or speeches.  It's dynamic adaptation.

I believe that creating a place where story tellers can hone their craft through competition will allow for stories that are dynamic and leave a lasting impression on the audience.  The audience will choose which of the eight competitors compete until we get to one winner.  But the winner will know that they have gauged their audience well, told stories that have left an impression, and created that bridge to understanding that is missing in life today.  Stories move culture forward and I believe we can help the best storytellers get in front of people so we can share and grow together.

Conclusion

My goal is to use stories to make the world a better place, simple as that.  I want you to hear a story and know another person's truth.  Today we are all so stuck in our on boxes with content fed to us tailored to that box we have built making the walls of the box more rigid.  I hope these stories can break open that box, allowing us to start to let other ideas in and become more rounded as people and as a society.

I also believe that everyone has a story to be shared and told and too many people are left feeling disenfranchised with no way to share about themselves or their life experiences.  Sometimes these stories may be uncomfortable but I believe sharing them is key to life and lifting each other up.

Risks and challenges

One major challenge will be reviewing all the stories that come in. I will be looking for the best stories and storytellers. I will be working to make sure that the stories are more than just jokes, but something that can add to the culture of Dallas, Texas.

Finding someone to record will also be a bit of a challenge, but one I'm sure we will be able to work through. Timing is going to be everything though and I would like to get this done in time for the holiday season.

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    Pledge $15 and get a ticket to the event

    Get a ticket to the event when it happens, in Dallas, Texas. I want you to take part in the experience as stories are shared and be in the audience helping to advance your favorite storyteller. We would love people to come in from all over for the event.

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    Pledge $15 and get digital download

    The event will take place in Dallas, Texas. If you're unable to make the event we'll be sure to send you a digital download of the entire event. This way you can share the experience of listening to great stories and get some behind the scenes look into how the storytellers were feeling during the event.

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    Get a copy of the stories in a book

    For those of you that prefer reading stories. At this level get a book with stories from all of the storytellers. This would include the ones that were not heard that night. Take the stories with you and share them with others on the fly.

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    Get the stories in a signed book

    For those of you that prefer reading stories. At this level get a book with stories from all of the storytellers. This would include the ones that were not heard that night. Take the stories with you and share them with others on the fly. This book will include the signatures of all the storytellers and myself.

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    Get a ticket, signed book, and download

    For those of you that prefer reading stories. At this level get a book with stories from all of and singed by the storytellers. This would include the ones that were not heard that night. Take the stories with you and share them with others on the fly. You will also receive a ticket to the event and the digital download

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    Meet the Storytellers

    At this level you'll get the following:
    * 4 tickets to the event
    * A signed copy of the book
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    * Your name in the book as one of our "Angels" as thank you
    *Meet and greet and the chance to take photos with our storytellers

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