“The truth about stories is, that’s all we are” (2015)




“The truth about stories is,
that’s all we are”*

A showcase of new work by the Participating Writers of The Story We Be 2015 Summer Session. Featuring urgent, and beautiful stories, across genre, of self, community, and transformation.

Friday August 7th
Doors at 6:00pm
Performance, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Heartwood Community Café​, 317 East Broadway, Vancouver.
Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Stó:lō, Burrard and
Tsleil-Waututh territories.
All ages. Mature content matter may be addressed.
Suggested donation, $5.00 – $20.00.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Facebook event listing can be found here!


ASL Interpretation will be provided.
Heartwood accessibility information linked below.
This will be a scent-reduced event. Please see info below.

*Event title is a quote from Thomas King’s, “The Truth About Stories.”
Photo by Alexey Menschikov

About The Story We Be 2015 Summer Session

Founded in 2013, the work of The Story We Be emerges from the understanding that storytelling holds a unique and transformative role igniting the collective imaginary. The work of SWB is premised on the idea that we need each others stories, and that in telling our stories together, we can generate a more holistic understanding of the world in which we live, and a more honest recognition of the complexity of our humanity. At SWB we hold that the role of the story-writer and storyteller has never been more important, as with increasing urgency we require new narratives to assist us in repairing parts of ourselves and our world that are broken; to help us determine right action in response to the sociopolitical, cultural, economic, and ecological crises we face. As such, SWB centres story-writing and storytelling as cultural forms, artistic practices, and political tools, that require and deserve training, mentorship, and collaboration.

The 2015 Summer Session has brought together intergenerational and intersectional community writers in two separate offerings:

These courageous and dedicated writers have worked together exploring and honing techniques in craft, while engaging critical questions about the role of the writer in the work of sociopolitical and cultural transformation.


Photo by David Ball

Heartwood Accessibility Information
Accessibility Audit located here
Accessibility Overview located here
Full Accessibility Audit located here

How to help make this a scent-reduced event

  • Refrain from using colognes, perfumes or essential oils
  • Please endeavor to wear clothes that have not been exposed to perfumes, colognes or scented oils, laundry detergents or fabric softeners
  • Please refrain from using scented body and haircare products before or during the event

For more information: storywebe [at] gmail [dot] com