WNIJ is pleased to be a part of the new live storytelling series at Conveyor in Rockford. This Friday, the theme is Independence Stories: storytellers will weave tales of events that triggered them to assert their individualism. Divorce, adulthood, quitting that terrible job… what sparked YOUR independence?
This is the second in this monthly series of storytelling events at Conveyor. In June, eight brave souls took to the stage and shared tales inspired by the theme “Saying Goodbye.” You can listen to their stories at Conveyor’s YouTube channel.
Conveyor is the latest project by Pablo Korona, founder of “Our City, Our Story,” a video project focusing on positive and inspiring stories about Rockford . Conveyor is also a developing space at 317 West Jefferson Street where people can learn the art and technical side of story-telling.
Join us for “Independence Stories” at Conveyor Friday, June 27th. Doors open at 7:00 and the storytelling starts at 8:00. If you'd like to share your story, sign-up starts at 7:15. Admission is five dollars or a metal folding chair, which will help Conveyor build its seating capacity.
WNIJ’s Susan Stephens emcees and serves as timekeeper, making sure the stories stay under ten minutes. The event is being recorded and stories may be featured in a future Free Range Radio on WNIJ.
Conveyor will host storytelling nights the last Friday of every month.