Community Works: At the Heart of the Matter: Personal Storytelling in a Digital World, February 22 - 24

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

At the Heart of the Matter is a storytelling process that is recognized internationally for supporting individual and group healing; for promoting trust and understanding between diverse groups; and for creating compelling resources (i.e. stories) that can be used to stimulate public dialogue on critical health-related issues,and social and political concerns.

This process has been used as a transformative resource by social service and health providers, settlement workers, educators, librarians, oral history researchers, and groups that are committed to building community and to social, environmental, and political change.

Consider checking out this powerful storytelling resource, either for yourself and/or to explore its potential for your organization.

More information on this workshop, including registration fees, can be found on our website on the Homepage and under the Workshop tab. We invite you to check out some examples of digital stories created by past At the Heart of the Matterparticipants, including stories produced by youth (e.g. A Thousand Years, Why, On This Island, White as a Wall). These can be found under the website Galleries tab at

At the Heart of the Matter are small workshops. We encourage you to register as soon as possible. Registration is confirmed once payment is received, at which time we will send you information to help you prepare for the workshop.

We will close registration on Feb. 15, 2019 to insure that participants have a week to prepare a first draft of a story, collect images, etc.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about this workshop; to explore the possibility of bringing this workshop to your organization; or to talk about how stories shape our lives, both individually and collectively.

We look forward to having you join us in the story circle.

(204) 255-1131