Converging Stories: A new live storytelling event

A new community storytelling event is coming to Raleigh.

Converging Stories: The First Love, from Raleigh Convergence x Transfer Company

Live, first-person storytelling is a rich tradition to build empathy, understanding and community between neighbors.

With a new community storytelling series, Raleigh Convergence and partner Transfer Co. Ballroom invite anyone who is a part of the Raleigh community to submit a story within an event’s theme to be coached and told on stage.

Each storytelling event will host 10-minute stories on different interpretations around a theme. 

For the first event, Feb. 10, the theme is first love. 

Updated Jan. 30:

Here are the first storytellers:

Alexus Rhone

Alexus Rhone, the founder of Truth Meet Story, LLC, is a writer, producer, and artistic theologian committed to expanding empathy one story at a time.

With over 20 years experience working in the corporate sector customizing workshops and branded events, and coaching creative and true, first-person storytellers for live events, her professional roster includes GANNETT/USA Today Network, Lutheran Hostel, City of Phoenix, and City of Dallas/Office of Arts and Culture.

Connect with her on Facebook @AuthorAlexusRhone, on Instagram @Lex-unshackled, on Twitter @UnshackledProd or on her website.

Dana Phelps

Dana Phelps is the owner of Clairemont Communications, a PR agency in downtown Raleigh celebrating its 10th anniversary. She’s the mom of a soon-to-be famous filmmaker and a big black dog. Dana lives in a pink house and drives a pink car. She loves dancing and working on interior design projects. You can follow her adventures on Instagram: @blah2voila

Sharon Desjarlais

Sharon Desjarlais is a certified hypnotherapist and business coach who specializes in helping powerful women discover their deepest calling — and dissolve their biggest blocks — without wasting any more time. When she’s not romping around with her granddaughter Amelia, she can be found sipping hot chai in downtown Cary and pinching herself at how lucky she is to live in such a beautiful place. Connect with her on Facebook.

Mackenzie Ames

Mackenzie Ames is a freelance writer in Raleigh who loves jotting down her thoughts, both quirky and serious. When she’s not writing, she’s enjoying any number of Netflix selections with her beloved corgi mix, Maggie. Find her on her website.

Converging Stories: The First Love

When: 6:30 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. program, Monday, Feb. 10

Where: Transfer Co. Ballroom, 500 E. Davie Street

Tickets: $10 on Eventbrite (All ticket sales go to support Raleigh Convergence).

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