Our September Fireside Chat will be hosted by Belfast poet laureate, Judy Kaber, and the Belfast Poetry Festival—an inclusive and collaboration-driven event that gives poets, artists, and audience broad opportunity to make connections, share ideas, and discover possibilities for the arts beyond the merely expected. The Festival joins poets and artists in collaborative work that stretches the limits of each medium. Tell a story about your experiences with poetry or writing. Bring a poem to read or share!
Waterfall Arts presents Fireside Chats, an enthusiastic experiment meant to ignite conversations, boost empathy, and offer a platform for shared stories to help all of us set new intentions for our collective future. The event will take place monthly on our front lawn for anyone to gather around warm fire pits for a night of storytelling.
Why a storytelling series? Stories have the potential to break down barriers, sharpen our radical listening skills, empower community, and make us feel part of something larger than ourselves.
Who is participating? These monthly chats will include a visit from another local non-profit organization to share about their experience serving our community, and to provide us with a theme for the evening. Community partnerships provide us with 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.
What should I do if I want to come? Just show up! For those interested in joining the conversation, consider themes for sharing a story around your experience with writing or poetry, famous or amateur poets, OR bring a poem (or two) to share with the group! And listening is just as important as sharing so if you’d prefer to be an active listener, that’s wonderful, too.
RSVP using the button below to let us know you’re coming, so we can ensure there’s enough warmth to go around!