On Wednesday, Dec. 9 in the Campus Center (Building 1C) Green Dolphin Lounge at at 5:30pm, CSI is hosting its very first MOTH-style story hour – and we’d like to invite you to tell your story. The theme of the evening is “Holidays, Traditions, and Stories of the Season.”

We are looking for engaging, personal stories from a diverse range of experiences. Some ideas are:

  • What was your happiest/saddest/best/most joyful/scariest/most spiritual/funniest/exotic holiday ever?
  • Is there a holiday that is traditional to your culture that you’d like to discuss?
  • Tell us about a time that filled you with joy or meaning.
  • What was your favorite gift to give or receive?
  • Maybe you don’t celebrate any holiday and would like to talk about that.

If you are comfortable standing in front of the microphone and telling your story to an audience, we’d like to hear from you.

The committee will choose ten to 12 storytellers to speak that evening. Criteria for selection include:

  • the ability to speak and express yourself well in public
  • an interesting story
  • relevance to the theme of the evening

Each storyteller will be given a five-minute limit to tell his/her tale. We ask that all stories be in English (so that most people can understand them) and that they be respectful of others and of the diversity of our campus.

Our goal is a memorable evening that celebrates our human experiences at our special times of the year. The committee reserves the right to choose stories that best fulfill this goal.

Students, faculty, and staff are all invited submit a one- to two-minute voice recording (on a flash drive) describing the story they would like to share and drop it off in the Office of Student Life, (Campus Center [Building 1C], Room 201) along with the application form available online by Sunday, Nov. 15. If you are selected, we will notify you before the Thanksgiving break.

We thank you, in advance, for your participation and we hope to see everyone at the event on Dec. 9.