Interfaith Story Circle Program Children at the Well  
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WithOurVoice, Inc., which supports both Children at the Well Youth Storytellers and the Interfaith Story Circle, regretfully announces the postponement of upcoming storytelling events until further notice.

This includes:

  • the Children at the Well end-of-season rehearsal on March 22nd
  • the C@W end-of-season performance on March 29th
  • the Interfaith Youth Story Circle on April 2nd
  • the C@W appearance at Sharing the Fire Storytelling Conference on April 5th
All are cancelled.

We very much look forward to the time when we can again invite you to join us for live storytelling!


WithOurVoice, Inc.

Our shared stories weave the web of community. From ancient times, stories have relayed wisdom from the elders, guidance for the young, entertainment on long, dark nights and laughter from the belly of the bards. Most of us cherish a favorite story from childhood, one we wanted to hear told again and again and eventually learned by heart.

As technology takes over our lives, a revision of this ancient art holds out promise for the recovery of our imaginations and for the shared fabric of our local communities.

WithOurVoice, Inc. is a community organization promoting storytelling--traditional and otherwise-- at local venues, monthly events and trainings. We oversee two programs, Children at the Well Youth Storytellers for Peace & Understanding, which trains diverse groups of young teenagers in the art of storytelling, and the Interfaith Story Circle (Albany, Schenectady, Troy, NY), which holds informal monthly circles.

C@W storytellers and staff after tenth annual performance, April 26th, 2015. Photo by Robert Cooper.

February 2016 Interfaith Story Circle Meeting:
Lesson Stories -
Co-Sponsored by the Interfaith Center of University at Albany
Guest Storyteller: Stephanie Marie Fox telling” Stories of the Longhouse” from the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy) tradition

We are a registered 501(c)3 organization with an active board of directors:

Paula B. Weiss
Hamad Alghareeb
Carri Manchester
Deb Vincent-Evans
Peter Shawhan
Rishi Reddy
Amani Ani

The mission of WithOurVoice, Inc. is to increase capacity for intercultural understanding, build diverse community connections and grow compassionate leaders, through the ancient art of storytelling.

We envision a world where human connectedness is sought and celebrated by lifting up cultural and individual identity and voice, resulting in a deeper understanding and appreciation of ourselves, others, and the world around us.

What's New

Our Stories Connect
Our book has been published

Photo of cover of the book
and is available for purchase on Amazon.

WithOurVoice, Inc. proudly offers the Children at the Well Guidebook, Our Stories Connect, to inspire other youth empowerment programs like ours to emerge.

We hope the impact of this guide lives on like that of a well-made quilt … passed down from generation to generation.