The Wonder of Story Telling –

“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.”

Jimmy Neil Smith, Director of the International Storytelling Center

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” – Philip Pullman

We all have a story to tell. Within each one of us is stored a story that remains there because it has meaning. Perhaps because it reminds us of a happy event in our life, or a funny event, or because our hearts were touched. Or maybe it is a story about a miracle or ‘coincidence’ that happened to us which confirms our faith that we live in a world where a Higher Power is watching over us. Whatever it is, it deserves to  be given life and shared.

Inspired by my good friend Michael Banks and his experience of attending a Storytelling event in England, Michael and I decided to organise a similar event in Zutphen. This will take place on Saturday 13th October.You are warmly invited to attend and, if you wish, to share your story in a safe and cosy environment. Or maybe you would just like to come and listen to other people’s stories as we can all learn or be inspired or be moved by someone else’s experience.It is up to you what you would like to talk about but if you have a story to share about a Miracle that has happened to you, then in these challenging times facing our world, we can all benefit from be uplifted and entertained and reminded that we can have one too.There will be time for twenty people to tell stories that are about five minutes long each. There is no need to feel shy or to question if it is a story worth telling. 

There is no fixed entry fee but you are invited to offer a minimum donation of ten euros.

And the venue – Atelier ’t Pakhuys, 15a Berkelkade te Zutphen. Doors open 7.30 pm when refreshments will be served. We will begin the storytelling at 8pm. To make a reservation, please contact Ellen Dekker and Hein Reitsma at or by telephone,

Ellen – 0624789096  Michael, Ellen, Hein and I very much hope to see you there.  Warmest wishes,Ian

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