League of Women Voters brings storytellers to meeting

From staff reports

Have you ever listened to speeches with charts, graphs, and statistics and wondered what all that information meant to real people?

Have you ever heard a story about real people and thought about what that story meant to you?

Stories are slices of information with faces and hearts and feelings. We often use stories to illustrate how things “used to be” and how things “can be.”

At 6 p.m., Thursday, May 13, the League of Women Voters Beaufort, S.C. Area will host its May meeting online, presenting “experts,” who will share how they use stories to transform presentations, policies and positions into the living, the personal, and the memorable.

During the program, We All Have a Story—What’s Yours? the League’s specially-invited “storytellers,” Cassandra King Conroy, C. Scott Graber, and The Rev. Roy Tripp, will talk about how they apply stories in their own professions and how we can learn from their experience.

The storytellers, all Beaufort residents, employ their storytelling skills in three very different ways: Cassandra King Conroy, weaves her stories of Southern drama, struggle, change and triumph into best-selling novels. Scott Graber is a lawyer who writes popular columns filled with memories, anecdotes and lessons learned for The Island News. At Port Royal’s St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, its rector Roy Tripp’s Sunday homilies apply stories from ancient writings to respond to our present-day hopes and needs.

Although the Zoom meeting is free and open to the public, advance registration is required by accessing the Facebook page at the League of Women Voters Beaufort Area, or typing the following link: https://bit.ly/3njbSgJ.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Email questions or comments to lwvbeaufort@gmail.com.

The mission of LWVB, now numbering nearly 100 members, is to be a nonpartisan source of credible voter information and civic education in Northern Beaufort County; to provide all candidates with a platform to express their positions on community issues; and for every eligible person to be empowered, to be informed, to be registered and to vote.

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