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Friday, June 3, 2016

Story Matters: Event Set To Tell The Story of Fort Thomas Through Residents

The first Story Matters event will be June 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Fort Thomas Coffee. All are invited. 
As we move toward the 150th birthday of Fort Thomas in 2017 we at Fort Thomas Matters want to celebrate our rich history and depth of character (and characters) with a story series, similar to Cincy Stories, where people in the community have the opportunity to tell a story that reveals a deeper universal truth.

Chuck Keller, one of the organizers, says, “We believe that a community defines itself by the stories it tells. And, boy, do we have great stories to tell.” 

Story Matters will bring those stories to a public venue where people can gather to experience the story.  Diverse and interesting people have been invited to speak at the inaugural Story Matters event at Fort Thomas Coffee on Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 PM. The event is free.

The first round of story tellers are Sean Donelan, Frank Meyer, Dale Mueller, Cathy Halloran, Megan Arnzen Krieg and Eric Berendsen. 

RELATED: You can RSVP to the event and learn more HERE

“Our mission at Fort Thomas Coffee has always been to deepen real community in Fort Thomas--and hearing people's stories, especially those that include struggle, is a powerful way to do that.  I cannot wait to hear more stories about the people of our awesome town,” said Lori Valentine, owner of Fort Thomas Coffee and organizer of the event.

Why stories?

A person, family, community, and nation are defined by their stories. And stories come naturally to all of us. After all, that is what we do when we get together. We tell stories - about vacations, sports, challenges, wins, losses, heartbreak, change, discovery, dreams, work, and play - and more.

We are the stories that we tell.

Story Matters is a community event to share and define who we are in Fort Thomas in a fun and engaging evening.

Each of the event’s five to six storytellers has ten minutes to relate their stories.

We hope that speakers will be engaging, thoughtful, funny, and ultimately revealing.  The event is meant to share our collective experiences to bring us together as a community to learn from each other and, even though we do not share the same experiences or have the same points of view or backgrounds, we share more than we think.  Keller says that, “When we share our stories, we share an experience that makes us stronger.” 

- Story Matters at Fort Thomas Coffee
- June 23, 7:00 p.m.
- Free event
- Food/drink available

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