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And Then…Many Threads, One Fabric

“And Then. . .Many Threads, One Fabric” is a novel community narrative project. One telling at a time we will be (re)weaving the living story of Reading to illustrate the rich diversity of who we are, as well as how we imagine the future we are creating together.

By putting these stories in writing, and publishing them in a bilingual format that is freely distributed in the community, this project will stimulate community conversations.  In the words of author Isak Denesen, “To be a person is to have a story to tell.” When we render anyone or any group invisible by declining to make space for their story it is as if we deny their personhood. Our community can only be enriched by creating a larger story circle.

Stories hold the possibility for things to be different than they are. As they unfold over time, the stories of our community will shape who we become together.  And then. . .

Volume I: nadine

Vol. 2 – Raquel

Vol. 3 – Jose

Vol. 4 – Daniel

Vol. 5 – Marlene

Vol. 6 – Pat

Vol. 7 – Maria

Vol. 8 – emmae

Vol. 9 – Jeremy

Vol. 10 – Yuritzkiri

Vol. 11 – Alan Tyson

Vol. 12 – Anonymous

This story series was created, collected, and shared by author nadine.

This project is funded by a FARO grant provided by a partnership between the Wyomissing Foundation and Barrio Alegría. Produced in conjunction with BCTV.

Logo designed by José Joel Delgado-Rivera, Public Relations and Marketing Consultant. A mix of threads forming the Pagoda, the Sun, the Trees, and the Schuylkill River.

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