Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I Want Your Stories
Hello Friends- I am continuing my long-term project, and I need your help. Inspired by the holidays, and driven by my families tradition of sharing stories around the dinner table after a feast, I am still searching for your stories (I know you have them).
MY VISION: A book of short "EVENT" stories that can be shared at dinner tables and enjoyed personally whenever and wherever.
WHAT IS AN "EVENT": I want stories relating to (all)holidays, birthdays, graduations, funerals, reunions and any other times people get together and things happen that are note worthy, EX:Uncle Harry throwing up on the turkey, the surprise guest at your birthday that you haven't seen in years,the first Christmas following the death of a love done, or the first Easter egg hunt by a toddler, etc.
CRITERIA: All I ask is that these stories are short,true and involve specific events (Holidays, Birthdays, etc.). These stories can be funny, sad, inspiring, or just plain reflections that have affected you. Please also feel free to include your full name, and place city/state of residence. (All contributers will receive a free copy of the book)
MY GOAL: To collect enough stories to put into a book called "Told Around The Table, You throw the Party and I'll Bring the Ham"(copyright) for people to read aloud from at their own gatherings.
HOW: I have set up a special e-mail account for submissions. firstname.lastname@example.org ,please submit your stories here and I promise to read them all. You may also contact me with any questions through this e-mail address (email@example.com)
We all produce very unique experiences in our lives, but none so seemingly share worthy than when we gather in groups, and when we share with others we not only keep those special memories alive through reflection, but we are gifted the rare opportunity to invite all others into our homes.
My hope is that a small collection of individual experiences will further unite all of us in a larger way.
Thank you for participating and please tell all of those close to you, and forward this content to as many as you like, I welcome all entries.
Your Friend: Toby Tullis firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Toby Tullis