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Biddeford, Maine Storytelling Overview Workshop

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March 9 Workshop     Planning the Heart and Soul Storytelling Project





1.     Introductions: Nametags, An Exercise in Describing Biddeford (Write your name and five words you would have to use to describe the heart of Biddeford)

2.     Agenda Overview

3.     Exercise A: Story Circle

4.     Looking at the Project as a Whole

5.     Heart & Soul Goals: a Review

6.     Understanding the Community

7.      Balancing the Past, Present and Future

8.      Participation Challenges



9.      Story Kinds and Their Impact

10.    Exercise B  Collaborative Drawing

11.    Storytelling Waves

12.    Harvesting Values

13.    Exercise C: Harvest Values from the Stories Told in Exercise B (Value Mapping)

14.    Then What?



15.    Assessment:Ongoing touch points--how will we recognize success aloong the way? How do we avoid vounteer burn-out?

16.    Mapping

17.    Exercise D: Mapping the Community



18.    Putting the Pieces Together: A Plan

19.    Final Exercise (Look at the words you wrote on your nametag.  Change three of them. Everyone read the old and then the new words aloud.  Observation?--The changes illustrated the building of common ground, of moving from personal image to community value, from concrete noun to action verb or abstract noun demoting a feeling or a value. So interesting.)






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