Story Weaving with George Fox: when I grow up

Friday 16 February
19:00-20:30 (UK time)

Bales of brightly coloured woven material

Have you ever wondered what George Fox wanted to be when he was a child? What were your own hopes about growing up? This is an invitation to experience ourselves as part of the living Quaker history and community through storytelling.

In this session we will use a simple practice called ’Story Weaving’. Story Weaving was developed by Forest Therapy Guide Ben Page. It is a practice in which we respond to a prompt (in this case a story from the Journal of George Fox) by telling each other stories from our own life. While listening, we harvest the wisdom from each story we hear. Finally, our individual stories are interwoven in such a way that it builds a sense of community. In weaving these strands of wisdom together, something new is created, a story about us, by us and for us.

You will receive a prompt to prepare your story in advance (no longer than a page), and will be asked to share your story within the session. All you need is a pen, some blank sheets of paper and a little curiosity.

This is the first in a series of three self-contained, but linked online sessions, each revolving around a different story from the life of George Fox. You may also be interested in:

  • Story weaving with George Fox: learning and growing
  • Story weaving with George Fox: departures

The session is part of the celebrations of Fox 400.

This course will involve:

DiscussionSpeakerWorkshopZoom Session

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.

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