Mar 24, 2021

What’s Your Story? The Effectiveness of YOUR Personal Narrative

Presented by The Belonging Project
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Cost is free, but registration is required.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Central
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific

About the Program

Relating personal experiences is one of the primary keys in connecting with others whether in a personal or professional setting. Knowing which personal experiences to convey and how many details to share is a skill that is essential in creating relationships. When and with whom do you share the story of your greatest accomplishment? Or the time you were scared of something, but overcame it?

Through various interactive exercises, you will learn:

  • How to tell your personal narrative in small group settings
  • How to tell your personal narrative on the page
  • Tips on how not to overshare
  • How to be an active listener to others’ personal narratives


Cyn Vargas, Author | StoryStudio Chicago Core Faculty | National Inclusion & Diversity Manager, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Cyn Vargas’ short story collection, On The Way, received positive reviews from Shelf Awareness, Library Journal, Heavy Feather Review, Necessary Fiction, among others. Book accolades include: Book Scrolling’s Best Short Story Collections of All Time, Newcity Lit’s Top 5 Fiction Books by Chicago Authors, Chicago Book Review’s Favorite Books of 2015, Bustle’s 11 Short Story Collections Your Book Club Will Love, and Chicago Writers Association 2015 Book of the Year Honorable Mention.

Cyn’s prose and essays have been widely published and she received a Top 25 Finalist and Honorable Mention in two of Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers Contests, is the recipient of the Guild Literary Complex Prose Award in Fiction, a company member of the award-winning storytelling organization 2nd story, on the Board of Directors for Hypertext Studio, twice selected as artist-in-residence at the Ragdale Foundation and is Core Faculty at StoryStudio Chicago. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago and is currently working on her first novel. www.cynvargas.com

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