Conveyor, a Home for Story, to host second live storytelling night June 27

Staff Report

Conveyor, a Home for Story, will host its second live story telling event Friday, June 27. The night’s theme is “Independence Stories” and may feature tales of divorce, acceptance of adulthood or quitting a terrible job.

Storytelling can enrich lives, bring neighbors together and foster growth. Connecting through story creates deep connections. Community members are encouraged to be passionate and open because when we understand one another, we find common ground and build trust. Respect through understanding and trust is the foundation for a thriving community. This is what storytelling does.

The first storytelling night was a resounding success with nearly 100 listeners in attendance. The “Saying Goodbye” theme ushered in stories of bullying in school, losing a loved family member, pet or person, and saying goodbye to a part of your life.

C.J. Campbell’s story is one of trying to fit in during middle school. He made us laugh, and his story wasn’t just about having cerebral palsy, but about something we’ve all related to — the bathroom being just a little too far away.

Many community members have lost family and can empathize with Brian Leaf’s story about the murder of his brother-in-law. Even those who haven’t experienced such a loss were touched and then connected with him.

Doors open at 317 W. Jefferson St. at 7 p.m., and cover is $5 or free with the donation of a metal folding chair. Seating is limited. Storyteller check-in is 7:15 p.m., and stories begin at 8 p.m. Eight to 10 storytellers will be performing 10 to 15 minutes each. Conveyor will host live storytelling nights the final Friday of every month through the rest of the year.

Follow Conveyor on Facebook at and visit to watch the stories told from the May storytelling night.

Conveyor is home for story. Conveyor acts as a safe house for stories to be told, heard and archived.

From the June 25-July 1, 2014, issue

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