A new community storytelling event launched in Raleigh: Converging Stories!
Converging Stories: The First Love, from Raleigh Convergence x Transfer Company, was held Feb. 10 to a sold-out crowd.
Three more events are scheduled for this year, including a virtual event in May!
Live, first-person storytelling is a rich tradition to build empathy, understanding and community between neighbors.
With the 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.
Updated May 8:
2020 Converging Stories themes + dates
May 25: What If? —Tickets live now! [buy now]
Aug. 10: Coming home
Oct. 26: Fear.
Potential storytellers for August and October themes can submit 100-word story pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about May’s live event:
Now, more than ever, we need stories.
Converging Stories, Raleigh Convergence’s live storytelling series, launched earlier this year to a sold-out crowd at Transfer Company.
Physical distance won’t stop the next storytelling event. We’re moving forward with our planned theme of “What If?” for May 25, virtually.
The storytellers, our neighbors, are coached to tell their true story around the theme and will tell it live over Zoom.
Attend this event to remember the ways we connect even during challenging times.
You can support this community storytelling project in a few ways:
- Purchase a ticket. Your ticket proceeds go to support Raleigh Convergence, a modern local media company offering free local news and curated newsletters to all in Wake County. We planned on this event as an on-mission revenue stream to support operations and sustainability. Please consider purchasing a ticket for this community-centric event as you would for in-person programming.
- Sign up for a free ticket. If you’ve lost your job or income, we don’t want you to have a barrier to receiving storytelling that will touch your heart. We would be honored to have you join this event.
- Support our COVID-19 local news fund. Raleigh Convergence has partnered with the Local Media Association, a 501(c)(3) organization, to accept donations to fund journalistic work around the coronavirus’ impact on our community. Contributions to this fund can only be used for that purpose. (Make sure you still register for a ticket)
Storytellers will be announced soon!
PS: Consider making plans to order food from our partner, Transfer Company. We might not be on-site, but we can all share a meal together while apart.