Waterfall Arts offers Fireside Chats, new storytelling series in Belfast this winter.


Waterfall Arts offers Fireside Chats, new storytelling series in Belfast this winter.

(BELFAST) – 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. This monthly event is open for all to gather around warm fire pits for a night of storytelling.

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.

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 give us 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.

Amy Tingle, Program Director at Waterfall Arts, says the goal of this series “is to help people find comfort in each other as well as a renewed confidence in the power of sharing ourselves through story.”

The inaugural event will take place on the lawn at Waterfall Arts on Thursday, December 16, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Stephanie Holman, professional storyteller and children’s librarian from the Belfast Free Library, will be the first guest in the series, helping to kick off an evening of stories.

For those interested in joining the conversation, consider these themes: public library experiences, favorite books, literary moments, and meeting a favorite author. Bring your personal stories and help Waterfall Arts give our community a warm lift by sharing more of ourselves with each other.

Waterfall Arts will continue the series in the new year with storyteller Leah Trommer, Community Engagement Coordinator at Coastal Mountains Land Trust, slated for January 20th, with themes to be determined.

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Waterfall Arts COVID-19 Update

Until further notice, Waterfall Arts requires that all guests and artists registering for our classes and workshops are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or present a negative COVID-19 test (within 24-hours before class). A digital or physical copy of your vaccine card or test result can be presented at the door at the time of the class or emailed directly to our programming director amy@waterfallarts.org prior to class start.

Masks are encouraged when social distancing is not possible. 

** For youth programs, we ask for proof of vaccination (or negative COVID-19 test) of the household adults. If your child is vaccinated, you may submit the child’s COVID-19 vaccination information, instead.**