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2022 Summer Programming



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Power of Place Storytelling workshop
Sunday, January 21, 9:45am to 11am

Instructor: Kent Pierce

Ages 14+

Cost: Fee


Calling all creatives, visionaries, and storytellers! We have an exceptional opportunity for you this coming January and February 2024. The Department of Planning & Development along with The Town of Yarmouth Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee have announced a remarkable community storytelling event, designed to be an essential part of our Comprehensive Plan update known as Plan Yarmouth.


What makes this announcement more exciting? It’s the fact that Royal River Community Players have the honor of hosting a free storytelling workshop to assist participants for the upcoming event! So mark your calendars for January 21, 2024, from 9:45 am – 10:50 am, and be prepared to venture into the inspiring world of storytelling.


Conducted at our Playhouse, located at 305 US Route 1 in Yarmouth, the workshop will be lead by Kent Pierce, the New England Executive Director of Spirit Series. We promise an interactive, immersive experien with visioning exercises, free writing, and coaching.


Come with your raw ideas and we promise to help mold them into something extraordinary, primed for submission! Please note that submissions for the community storytelling event will be open until February 12, 2024.


Register for the workshop by sending an email to Seize this chance to contribute to the Plan Yarmouth narrative and take part in shaping our shared community vision.

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Town Request for Submissions

The Town of Yarmouth Department of Planning & Development is excited to announce a Request for Submissions for a live, community storytelling event as part of the Comprehensive Plan update underway. As part of Plan Yarmouth, various “companion” events to the planning process have been held in collaboration with community organizations, and Town departments and volunteer committees to educate and illuminate facets of the town, celebrate community achievements, foster the town’s civic culture, and engage in the big (and sometimes intimidating) long-range planning themes of “future policy, growth, and investment,” but in a fun way.


Inspired by live storytelling events such as The Moth and the power of creative expression to bring community together, the Town is soliciting submissions to be performed (without paper preferably) at a live community event in late February around the theme of:


Power of Place:  Prepare a 5 – 10-minute story about a memory or feeling that connects or disconnects you to a place, perhaps Yarmouth, or about the power of a place that connects you even from afar. Some prompts: Did something happen at a particular location? Do you have story about Yarmouth that has been passed down generations, like when I-295 came through? Is there a special place that you keep coming back to? Are there sensory features that conjure up a memory in town? Is it a natural or a cultural environment that speaks to you? What does to be “from” or “rooted” in a place?


Submissions are for ages fourteen (14) and up. We encourage a broad range of individual experiences that illuminate the diversity of human connections to community and place. Whether you are a member of the Yarmouth High School Playmakers or a trained actor, a nascent or practiced storyteller, a dabbling or established writer, or a new voice to Maine whose stories often go unheard – all are welcome to submit!

How to Submit a Story



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