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Daring Stories: First Steps

  • Collective Impact Center 3295 Meade Avenue San Diego, CA 92116 (map)

Daring Stories is a new live storytelling event from The New Narrative. Through a mix of open mic and featured storytellers, each night will explore a new theme on the concept of daring; such as overcoming obstacles, dealing with challenges, finding personal courage, and working to make a more equitable world.

For the first event in this series we’re going to explore the very fitting theme of First Steps. We’re looking for stories about those moments in our lives when we took a step into the unknown--towards a new vision, direction, attitude or awareness in life. Where were we? What compelled us forward? Where did that first step lead us?

Whether you have a story to share or just want to listen, we’d love to have you join us. Open mic stories are 5 minutes. Featured storytellers get 8 minutes. If you’re interested in being a featured storyteller you can get more info here.

Each event will include a storytelling workshop an hour before the actual show too. If you’re feeling nervous or unsure, the workshop will provide an opportunity to learn more about storytelling and practice in a lower stakes setting.

The world needs powerful storytellers now more than ever. Through sharing the stories of what matters to us most we learn about ourselves, grow as leaders, build community, and craft the narrative for the world we want to live in.

Come join us to see first hand how powerful storytelling can be!


Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Workshop begins at 6 p.m.
Show begins at 7 p.m.


$8 in advance, $10 at the door

Show + Workshop:
$25 in advance, $30 at the door


Collective Impact Center
3295 Meade Ave,
San Diego, CA 92116

The venue is in the basement of a church on the corner of 33rd & Meade in City Heights. The entrance is adjacent to the parking lot around the back of the building. Walk all the way to the end and you should see a sign pointing to the Collective Impact Center.

Parking is available in the lot behind the church and street parking.

* Even though we're in a church building, there is no intended religious affiliation to this event.