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storytellers wanted

Story submissions are welcome for the November 14, 2019 Queer Faith: Grounded event at The Parlor Room in Northampton. Here’s the info:

Submissions are due by October 31, 2019. To submit – send a couple lines of your story to Lindsey at remakingfaith@gmail.com. Key thing: help me hear it as a story, not just a list of facts. The full story, told live, should be no more than 8 minutes long!

What is a Queer Faith story? Well, many things. But stories that speak inside of this kind of space:

“Queer” — different, outside-center, both/and instead of either/or, quirky, extra-ordinary 

“Faith” — center, root, what we trust in, how we orient ourselves

A queer faith story brings queerness and faith together, bridging gaps between tradition and change, and celebrating faith found, lost, re-claimed, re-made in all kinds of creative ways and spaces.

In a Queer Faith storytelling event, you will hear stories from people who connect to traditional religions and religious language, who carry pieces of traditional language but have significantly re-shaped the way they speak of the faith that grounds them, and you will hear stories from people who do not resonate with the traditional religious frames at all. 

QUEER FAITH: GROUNDED will focus on stories that speak to how our queer faith – found, lost, re-claimed, re-made, grounds us and gives us something we can trust to stand/sit/nap/struggle/connect/live from.

This is not a “professional” storytelling event. There is no “winner”, no best of. The space QF makes is lighthearted and deep, poetic and scientific; it is full bodied and gentle. It’s a genuine space and playful. Over the course of the hour and half, a sense of connection emerges. The audience is FANTASTICALLY supportive of the storytellers. And the storytellers are a brave gift, helping all of us live out our queer faith. 

Story submissions welcome and encouraged! If you are not sure your story is a queer faith story, send a long a little bit about it and we’ll let you know (hint: it probably is).

Submissions are due by October 31, 2019. To submit – send a couple lines of your story to Lindsey at remakingfaith@gmail.com. Key thing: help me hear it as a story, not just a list of facts. The full story, told live, should be no more than 8 minutes long!

Those selected as storytellers will get into the event free.

Ask me questions & spread the word! 

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