Friday, June 22, 2012
Stories for the Struggle
On Day 3 of General Assembly (today) I chose a workshop for the morning called "Stories for the Struggle". In each of these timeslots, there are at least three things I want to go do, so this has been an ongoing process of having to make choices, and then experience workshop-remorse (like buyer's remorse, you know) if the one I attended didn't blow my socks off.
Well, I have no workshop-remorse about this workshop. Reverend Aaron McEmrys is a moving storyteller, and he presented this workshop along with the Director of Religious Education that he works with, modeling a collaborative approach that was inspiring. They handed out a sample of how they would build a curriculum around a story, and it looks good. I'm completely inspired by it, actually.
So inspired that I had to run back up to the UUA bookstore booth in the exhibition hall and buy the book of stories McEmrys wrote, called After Aesop: Stories for All Ages, and get him to sign it.
There is a lot going on here at GA this year, and I'll be processing these new ideas for awhile to come. Good stuff.