On Wed 20th March the Narrative Practitioners Forum will hold its second meeting at The London Inter Faith Centre, 125 Salusbury Rd, Queens Park, London, NW6 6RG.
This is a vibrant creative sharing space for anyone using (or hoping to use) narrative techniques in their work. Personal story and narrative are powerful tools for humanising the ‘other’, fostering relationships, dissolving tension and building empathy between people of different backgrounds. They have a key role to play in building bridges of understanding within diverse communities, in conflict zones, between faith groups, and between generations. This approach is fundamental at this point in human history because there is an urgent need for us to learn how to work together in new ways.
The Narrative Practitioners Forum is a strong and creative group of organisations and individuals emerging out of the collaborative conference held last June “Stories that heal, Stories that harm” and currently consists of The Forgiveness Project. The London Inter Faith Centre, The International School of Storytelling, and St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace.
All those who work in narrative, or are simply interested in personal story, are welcome.
Mini-workshops for 20th March include:
1. Understanding listening in narrative and story with Scherto Gill, Guerrard Hermes Foundation for Peace
This workshop intends to explore the intentionality of listening, the quality of listening, the role of the listener and how they together affect the narrative work.
2. Collective story with Debbie Warrener
Exploring how our personal stories and the wider collective stories meet.
We’ll also be having a discussion about why story and narrative have exploded in popularity recently. Why exactly is narrative work so essential right now? What need is it meeting, and what is it about the current times we live in that seems to make this new tool so essential?
Suggested donation: £8.
Click here for more information and to register interest.