Telling Our Stories

A week from today, we’ll be doing a special event for Atheist Voices of Minnesota. August Berkshire, Greg Laden, Robin Raianiemi, Eric Jayne, and I will be joining the U of M’s Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists from 7 to 9 p.m. in room 412 of the Science Teaching and Student Services building. We will do a little bit of the usual: reading and talking about the stories we contributed to the anthology.

The rest of the time, however, will be dedicated to talking about story. It’s important that we, as atheists, get our stories out, but not everyone has the tools to do that. I do promise you, though, that everyone has a story worth sharing. We’ll talk about how to do that. We’ll discuss the structure of story, what makes it relatable and memorable, where story can serve a good purpose. If the audience is game, we’ll get some of them to share their stories too.

So if you like story (and face it, the overwhelming majority of us do), consider coming out next Thursday. It should be a good time all around, and if it’s like the last CASH event I attended, there may even be some social time afterward. There will definitely be plenty of stories.