Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Story Matters Part VI: May 18 - Fort Thomas Coffee


It’s time for another Story Matters this Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Fort Thomas Coffee. This month’s speakers include: Scott Layman, Sam Shelton, Carla Landon, Woody Barnes, Kara Uhl and Chuck Keller.

Story Matters recently won a Blue Chip Media Award for Professional Inspirational Media Event.



As we move ever closer to the 150th birthday of Fort Thomas in July 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 producers, says, “We believe that a community defines itself by the stories it tells. And, boy, do we have great stories to tell.” 

Why stories?
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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 and it’s always free.

Each of the event’s six storytellers has ten minutes to relate their stories. Speakers are engaging, thoughtful, funny, and ultimately revealing.  The event shares our collective experiences and 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
Thursday, May 18
7:00 p.m.

Past story tellers include:


Gary Simon, Ally Cox Allesandro, Casey Gesenhues, Bradley Younger, Maryanne Zelesnik, Molly Hardin, Ashley Tongret, Trevor Steinhauser, Andy Eckerle, Zach Wells, Mike Lehrter, Dr. Sarah Eilerman-Weinel, Jean Pritchard, Kelly Russell, Holly Specht, Jake Donelan, Debbie Buckley, Ashley Barlow, Teri Foltz, Michael Clos, Snezana Popaja Tenhundfeld, Shelly Walsh, Deb Reker, Justin Smith, Frank Meyer, Megan Arnzen Krieg, Sean Donelan, Eric Berendsen, Cathy Halloran, Dale Mueller

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