If you want to understand how stories and conversations impact you and your community, or how stories have the power to influence future government policies, healthcare practices as well as everyday life…then you need to attend this amazing conference.
The University of Victoria and Royal Roads University are hosting international and Canadian scholars in Victoria, June 20 – 23 to present Narrative Matters 2016. This conference, open to the general public, features presentations on how narrative research is transforming people and communities around the world (including South Africa, Japan, India, Australia, Korea, Germany, USA, Malaysia and Finland).
Information and registration for Narrative Matters 2016 is available on the conference website. Come for just a day, or stay for all four and enjoy an incredible journey of discovery. Learn how the power of story gathering, sharing and listening is being re-discovered as a way to investigate, describe and understand important aspects of individual and social change.
On Tuesday, June 21, spend the day at the University of Victoria visiting various story stations showcasing Victoria-based narrative research projects that are attracting global attention. For example, vertical narrative: telling stories on Coast Salish totem poles, mapping communities by using stories from the past and present, multi-generational health care practices learned from family stories, a personal story from the frontlines of climate change and, at lunchtime, you can hear my keynote presentation, We Are Our Stories.