In 2007, as a representative of the Fetzer Institute's Generosity of Spirit project, I attended the first Story Field Conference at the Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado. The idea for the conference came from Tom Atlee, of the Co-Intelligence Institute. Riding the bus in Berkeley, California, Tom had read the poet Muriel Rekseyer's words ("The world is made of stories, not atoms") and it got him thinking. He decided to gather storytellers from different media to talk about invoking a new world through story.
Two years later I am launching this site as a way of opening a conversation about story, about education, and about wonder. What is the role of narrative in our lives? What are we teaching through the stories we tell? How do we listen for the gift of each other's stories?