Something in your pocket. Debrief — what happened?
Your Wallingford Story. Be ready to share orally a 2-minute story of an experience you've had that illustrates what makes Wallingford Wallingford to you. Perhaps you had an experience at school, or out in nature, or on your travels, or with your family, or you saw something or heard someone else's story that links you to your community. We want to hear it!
2. Your Wallingford Story. Be ready to share orally a 2-minute story of an experience you've had that illustrates what makes Wallingford Wallingford to you. Perhaps you had an experience at school, or out in nature, or on your travels, or with your family, or you saw something or heard someone else's story that links you to your community. We want to hear it!
3. Bring an object that has something to do with Wallingford.
4. Take five photos that reveal or suggest qualities that you appreciate about Wallingford. Send the photos as .jpg attachments to Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 26.
5. Write a short letter to Wallingford about your dreams for its future. 100 words maximum. Send it to Barbara at email@example.com by March 26.
And this one? Shared experience of place…Celebration Common Ground
A view in. What would a project “A Day in the Life of Wallingford? look like?
Why is this story so successful?
Each group come up with a project: why, for whom, with whom, length, capacity
Wallingford Storytelling Workshops March 2017
March 30 - 31, 2017
with Barbara Ganley
So, Exactly How
Does Storytelling Build
Taking a look at Wallingford
Taking a look at storytelling
Matching story projects to Wallingford
What will success look like
at the end of the
A Storied Place?
And this workshop?
Journey of 04692: A Storied Place
What does this place mean to us?
What does this place mean to you (or me)?
Making a better place for all of us
Belfast Shared History Project
Chinese-Irish, Polish Immigrants & Northern Irish
Group Story Interviews—Past, Present & Future
Story Circles Between the Groups
Theater: A Play from the Interviews
a group of community workers from an area of South Belfast felt
stories and to start to breakdown barriers and strengthen positive
re coming together to share their experiences. These experience
A series of open-ended questions designed to capture the range of pa
The first session explored the issue of “home”: what was it like to live
The second session covered the journey to Belfast, and settling in.
The third session covered settling in on the longer-term, and the “futu
Part One: Group Interviews
Although the ultimate aim of the project was to share experiences with people from
nsure that they recognised the stories shared as theirs. In that re
me together to edit the materials and to discover each others’ wor
Part Two: Groups Come Together to Share & Prepare
Part Three: The Exhibition
while each individual component or the whole work could potential
Stories & Community: A Recap
Transmission of Culture
Lessons of the Past
Realities of the Present
Plans for the Future
Bonding & Bridging
Engaging the Full Community
Fostering Empathy & Belonging
You’re a patchwork of farmland and factories,
suburbs and sprawl. You’re a quiet place, yet
your population is larger than some cities in
Connecticut. I’d say you’re pleasant, but not
inspiring. But does inspiration lurk beneath your
ordinary façade? Do you attract people who
want the quiet life? Or are people cut off from
each other by the two highways which roar
through you? I wish for more connectivity and
culture here. I have heard kids say that there’s
nothing to do. How can you become a hub for
culture, a hive of activity? —Will
I have enjoyed living in your town since I moved here in
1999. I hope in the future, you will attract more racially and
ethnically diverse residents; be welcoming to all new
residents regardless of their backgrounds and cultures; be
forward-thinking in order to achieve growth and success
through innovative practices; keep and attract major
employers from all business sectors, including
construction, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, finance,
pharmaceutical, and technology; develop the younger
generation to become community leaders; continue to
recognize the value of your public library; and
Be a leader in Connecticut.
All the Best,
Headline Stories: Wallingford in 2022
1. From me & you to us
2. Our stories of Wallingford
3. Words & Places to Describe Wallingford
4. Story & storytelling roles in community
5. Defining story
6. Planning a Project, Part One: Goals & Audience
7. Planning a Project, Part Two:
Channels, Media & The Right Story
What We’ve Covered So Far
An Interactive Tour
(Relevance to Wallingford)
A process of identifying and protecting the people,
places, and traditions that citizens treasure and that
connect them to one another and to their town. The
arts and storytelling will be used as a catalyst for
collaborative, creative and deep explorations of the
community’s values, hopes and fears to support
residents in planning for their future.
Goals & Audience:
Community Story Project: Art & Soul
Interviews: Digital Stories
Locative, Visual Storytelling
Wallingford Visual Story Exercise
e the story of What Makes Wallingford Wallingford with the images
SHARE & READ BACK
Part Two: Create the same story using my images only
SHARE & READ BACK
rt Three: Use images from Part One and Two to Revise Your Sto
The Power of
Humor & Whimsy