Founder/Director - Nathan Young

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The New Narrative is based off my own experiences, as a writer, storyteller, and member of our society.

I learned about the power of storytelling while working as the Production Director of the literary arts nonprofit, So Say We All. I saw how storytelling could transmit an idea, foster a connection and create an identity through the narratives we give a voice to. The essence of storytelling is conflict; overcoming an obstacle to get to an important goal. I saw how storytelling could be a medium to share a vision by telling the stories of the challenges we encounter to create it. This helps identify our mutual obstacles and fosters a hope that we can overcome them together.

The goal of writing our own narratives is important to me because I don’t see our current narrative as being sustainable. An ever increasing number of friends and people close to me struggle to build a life for themselves that is stable and fulfilling. Reliable, well paying employment has become elusive and our consumer habits and economic systems are only serving to create more income disparity and further damage to our natural environment. Our value system is centered around money, but we all know that a larger purpose in life and fulfilling human relationships are more important to us than money. How do we create a society that recognizes and rewards those values?

My goal is to create a space for us to share our narrative visions. I hope you come to experience the stories of the New Narrative yourself. If you have something to share I would love to hear from you too.

Nathan Young
August 2015

Contact: nathan@thenewnarrative.org

 
 

If you're interested in getting involved with the New Narrative we'd love to hear from you. Here are a couple different ways you can get involved.

Come to an Event

We're working to expand our event offerings all the time. A current list of all our upcoming events is available here:

Become a Speaker

If you are interested in becoming a speaker for the New Narrative below we have info on what we look for a in a speaker and a submission form.

Volunteer

We'd love to get some help with various aspects of the project. This could include helping at events, facilitating discussion groups, or even updating the website from time to time. If you think you can help, contact us and let us know what you're interested in.