BELFAST — Waterfall Arts is offering a series of Fireside Chats this winter as an experiment meant to ignite conversations, boost empathy, and offer a platform for shared stories to help participants set new intentions for their collective future.
This monthly event is open for all to gather around warm fire pits for a night of storytelling.
Each chat will include a visit from another local nonprofit to share experiences serving community, and to provide a theme for the evening. Community partnerships offer a platform for collaboration and an interdependence that is necessary as Waldo County and the rest of the state continue to deal with the repercussions of the pandemic.
Amy Tingle, Program Director at Waterfall Arts, said the goal of this series, “is to help people find comfort in each other as well as a renewed confidence in the power of sharing ourselves through story.”
The inaugural event will take place on the lawn at Waterfall Arts on Thursday, December 16, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Stephanie Holman, professional storyteller and children’s librarian from the Belfast Free Library, will be the first guest in the series.
Waterfall Arts will continue the series in the new year with storyteller Leah Trommer, Community Engagement Coordinator at Coastal Mountains Land Trust, slated for January 20th.
For more information, please contact Chris Battaglia at 207-338-2222, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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