**NEW LOCATION** 73 See Gallery & Design Studio. 73 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ 07042.
Our StoryBowl is now going to be a monthly fundraiser for Toni’s Kitchen. The folks from Toni’s will be making a pot of soup for our participants, and, in turn, the proceeds from the pay-what-you-can donation (suggested minimum donation is $15) will be given back to them to help with their programming and feeding so many hungry people in our community.
About StoryBowl: Everyone has a story to tell. We should all listen. Inspired and designed by Andrea Scher of Superhero Life, StoryBowl offers participants an opportunity to experiment with storytelling in a unique and nourishing way. We gather and pass a bowl of story prompts around the table. Each person tells a true story based on that prompt, then hands the bowl to the person sitting next to them. Participants act as witnesses to the storyteller, not interrupting, crosstalk, or making commentary. We keep going, with the bowl making rounds several times, and conclude the evening with shared thoughts and observations. The experience is rich and deep, offering authentic and real-time connection, and providing an unexpected way of finding community through the practice of active listening.
A recent attendee writes, "It was an exceptional evening, I came away feeling fulfilled and wishing that I had more time to get to know each one of you better."