Reminder: ‘I am Edmonds’ storytelling event set for Nov. 2

Following the “I Am Edmonds: This Is My Story” project shared on Facebook last summer, the Edmonds Diversity Commission is hosting a special culminating event Saturday, Nov. 2 featuring motivational remarks, a presentation of selected stories and interactive group story-telling.

The event runs from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Plaza Room above the Edmonds Library.

A cross-section of Edmonds residents, visitors and workers shared many diverse and compelling stories on a dedicated Facebook page  (search for “I am Edmonds” in the Facebook search bar).

“We are delighted that such a wide and diverse range of stories came forward during this project,” said Diversity Commission Chair Pat Valle, “and we really look forward to this special event to share the stories received, come together to explore storytelling with one another, and share in the power of the spoken word.”

Attendees at the storytelling capstone event will be treated to live presentation of a few of the submitted stories. Then together attendees will have a chance to engage one-on-one or in larger groups in facilitated, yet impromptu storytelling activities.

The event is open to all ages. Both those who shared stories during the “I Am Edmonds” storytelling project this past summer, as well as newcomers to storytelling, are encouraged to attend and participate.

The Plaza Room, located at 650 Main St. above the Edmonds Library, is ADA accessible. Parking is available in the parking facility below the Plaza Room and adjacent to the library, as well as on nearby streets.

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