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Project Dialogue: Narrative 4

Narrative 4 is a global organization that is built around their signature story exchange methodology of retelling another individual’s story in the first person. At a story exchange, you are randomly partnered with another individual. You generously share a meaningful story from your life with your partner, and you listen deeply as your partner shares a story with you from his/her/their life. Then you each retell your partner’s story as if it were your own. Of course, we can never truly experience what another person does. But for a few minutes, to the best of our ability, we see life through our partner’s eyes. Through the Narrative 4 story exchange process, connections, empathy, understanding, and relationships are built while barriers and divisions are broken down. Everyone has a story to tell! We invite you to join in Narrative 4 activities on the following dates:

2023-24: All gatherings are at 7:15 PM at 401 24th Ave. S. in the Fireside Room unless indicated:

  • 9/18 Fireside Tales

  • 10/16 Fireside Tales

  • 11/14 (Tuesday 6-7:30pm) Dinner provided; text “rsvp, your name, 11/14” to 615-294-5857

  • 12/4 Fireside Tales

  • 1/22  Fireside Tales

  • 1/24 “Banned Book Initiative” Story Exchange, Community Room @ Heard Library, Wed., Jan 24, from 5-7 PM. Free dinner of your choice from Thai Satay and a free (banned) book to the first 20 who rsvp. Text “rsvp, your name, 1/24” to 615-294-5857
  • 2/12 Fireside Tales

  • 3/26 (Tuesday 6-7:30pm) Dinner provided; text “rsvp, your name, 11/14” to 615-294-5857

  • 4/15 Fireside Tales


  • Career Center Staff  N4 story exchange, August 10
  • International Student Orientation Leaders story exchange, August 15
  • Bass Scholars (VU student veterans) and undergrad students story exchange, Sept 7 @ 6 PM at Sarratt 325/327 (Free Dinner)
    Text “Story exchange, 9/7, and your name” to 615-294-5857 to participate.
  • VU Divinity School and VUSN story exchange, September 2022
  • Global story exchange with students in universities nationally/globally, Sept 28, @ 7 PM


  • Nov 9, 2021, at 6 PM at 401 24th Avs. S. — N4 Vandy Fall Celebration with free sambusas
  • Nov 13, 2021 — Discounted/Free tickets to the Sundance film “Mass” at the Belcourt Theatre
  • November 30, 2021, at 6 PM at 401 24th Ave. S. — “Fireside Tales” (6 people each share a 5-minute story from their life based on a given theme)
  • Jan 26, 2022 at 6 PM on zoom — “Fireside Tales” on the theme “Social Media and Me”
  • Feb 23, 2022 at 6 PM — “Fireside Tales”
  • March 30, 2022 at 6 PM — “Fireside Tales”