Wow, what a night! The first ever Show, Tell, Write kicked off with a bang Tuesday, June 28th. Nineteen people brought cherished possessions and shared the items and the stories behind them to an enthusiastic audience at Infusion Tea in College Park.
Show, Tell, Write meets every month on the third Tuesday of the month starting in August (next month’s will still be July 26th) and is jointly sponsored by Patricia Charpentier of Writing Your Life, Bookmark It bookstore, and Infusion Tea.
Everything from love letters on sticky notes to a mysterious photo in an album labeled only Mr. XYZ, a ring passed down for generations, jewelry given by mothers and grandmothers, a rag left in a boat’s fuel tank that caused great problems, a grandmother’s special cookie recipe, and more took center stage as people shared the significance and stories these items bore.
Once everyone finished showing and telling, Patricia presented a short writing lesson to the group and then allowed a few minutes for each person to begin writing the story his/her possession holds. Several people then volunteered to share their wonderful words.
Story is what connects us to one another, and that fact was obvious when Show, Tell, Write ended. People sought out each other for close-up looks at cherished possessions and to share related stories.
If you participated in this fun night, share your experience with us in the comments section below. We’d love to hear from you.
Join us next month for Show, Tell, Write, Tuesday, July 26th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Infusion Tea on Edgewater Drive in College Park. Register in advance to reserve a front-row seat: save my spot at Show, Tell, Write. See you there.