Trouble, travels, and tales

Evening of memoirs presented at SIT

BRATTLEBORO — The School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute presents “Memoirs: Stories in Truth,” an evening of first-person storytelling, song, and poetry based on real-life events rooted in “troubles, travels, and tales.”

This live event will be held on the campus of SIT in Brattleboro on Saturday, May 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the International Center dining hall, 1 Kipling Rd.

All stories, songs, and poems will be performed by faculty, students, and local community participants.

“Memoirs” is open to storytellers from every walk of life: anyone with with a five- to seven-minute story to share. The audience will enjoy becoming a part of the storytelling experience as they revisit memories through each storyteller's vivid recollection of events, situations, and experiences.

According to organizers, the concept for “Memoirs” was developed from an independent study project exploring the art of truth in storytelling as a reflection of peoples' troubles, travels, and tales.

Storytelling is as old as humanity. Every culture maintains a form of historical preservation through storytelling, and everyone has a story to tell. And storytelling has healing properties: You might find yourself laughing, shedding a tear, and otherwise responding to another person's experience, and that's time well spent.

SIT Graduate Institute prepares students to be effective leaders, professionals, and citizens across cultures. In so doing, SIT fosters a worldwide network of individuals and organizations committed to responsible global citizenship.

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