“Your profession is not what brings home your weekly paycheck, your profession is what you’re put here on earth to do, with such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.”
—Vincent van Gogh
How did you find your calling in life? Some people find their path very early, others later in life. Many of you have overcome great odds to follow your passion. What experiences or people did you meet along the way that influenced you to choose a particular career or life path? What obstacles did you have to overcome? Why is the work that you do meaningful to you and others? We want to hear the story of how you found or are currently searching for your calling at the December 14th Corner.
No matter what, you have a story, and the rest of us want to hear it. But don’t come to give a general speech about it. Come tell us a story. Think of a specific story in which you figured prominently. Reflect on your story. Have the courage to go back to the emotions, and, most importantly, your vivid memory of the events that caused the emotions. Then craft your story (here are some tips on how), and come to The Corner ready to tell it. We want to hear it.
Even if you aren’t ready to tell a story, come be part of the audience. It’s fun. But be aware that some stories may include adult themes and adult language. All potential audience members should use their discretion, especially those who care for young children.
Most seats are first come, first served the night of the event (and free).
The Corner is a live monthly storytelling event that calls Lewiston, Maine home. At every installment of The Corner, ten people each get a short time slot (usually five minutes) in which to tell a true, first-person story, without notes, always on a specific theme. It thrives because people just like you come tell their stories. You have a story to tell too. Come to The Corner to tell it.