We’re excited to bring the Facing Project to our community!

The Facing Project is a community storytelling project founded by J.R. Jamison and Kelsey Timmerman in Muncie, Indiana that connects people through stories to strengthen community.  You can learn more about the nationwide project at www.facingproject.com.

Here’s how it works:

Writers in our community are matched with someone facing the issue we’ve selected–aka the storyteller. This could be someone facing the issue, a relative of someone facing the issue, a teacher, a therapist, a counselor, or anyone with a personal story to share involving the topic. The writer will meet with the storyteller and then write a story as if they are them, writing in the first person. We’ll work with our community partners to collect these stories and facilitate the relationship between writers and storytellers. The stories will be compiled in a book to be released at a community monologue event (details to come).

Our Project:

“Facing Homelessness” will bring light to homelessness in Hall County, Georgia. We want to bring awarness to this issue, since it is not one that is discussed frequently. By pairing with different organizations that help the homeless, we can get different perspectives for our book. We plan on having a volunteer aspect to this facing project, as well as a live event. Our event is planned for December 7th from 6:00pm-9:30pm in the Burd Center on Brenau’s campus. Please come out and join us, and stay tuned for more information being added to this page as our project progresses.

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