Events

Annual Storytelling Event – Telling Our Stories

Telling Our Stories Celebration is a half-day or day long storytelling event featuring storytellers and their stories with connections to the Lake of Bays area. Stories shared will be recorded and kept as part of a permanent, public cultural heritage legacy. Whether resident or guest, we all feel a connection to the Lake of Bays area. Through listening to stories told about this special land and its people, we will foster a stronger connection to each other and with this land and all life within it – the rivers and lakes, rocks and trees, and the people, plants and animals.

If you have a story to tell, with a connection to the Lake of Bays area, and you would like to share it at this event, please visit the Dwight Branch of the Lake of Bays Public Library, or email Write For Wellness to find out more details and for a registration form. Please submit your story idea and registration before the story submission deadline of August 31, 2022. Telling your story to an audience of family and friends will take you no longer than twenty minutes (about 2,500 words).

Retreat – Belonging: Finding Connection Through Story

A retreat to encourage those who write, or who have ever wished to write, to pick up their pens and write. To learn to pay closer attention to, and have curiosity about, the natural world that surrounds us – and see how this improves our writing. To realize the power within our own words when we tell our stories aloud in supportive community. To find a sense of belonging and even personal healing.