Our friend Michael Arbuckle, Storyteller in Residence at the Pilates Center of Austin wants you to come to the New Story Festival! Michael is a beloved member of the Austin community, and his work there has made a difference in people's lives. We're grateful for his support - here's what he has to say:

"To my Friends, Brothers, Sisters All, I'm writing to share with you a deeply inspiring project our good friend Gareth Higgins (founding director of the Wild Goose Festival and Movies & Meaning) is spearheading with colleagues in Austin.  It's called the New Story Festival - and it's a new annual gathering for art, music, spirituality, and social change coming to Austin this November. This festival will be bringing together artists, activists, non-profits, and faith communities to amplify the good work already being done in Austin and beyond - "telling a better story for a better world". Held on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University, this unique, three-day event will feature workshops, presentations, and performances by nationally-known speakers and musicians, as well as local leaders and artists.  

I am requesting, on Gareth's behalf, your help in helping in spreading the word about this grand event…and I do that, knowing that you surely get many requests to pitch in for this and that, but I promise that having this festival show up in Austin will be worth the few minutes it will take you to:

1. Post one of the visual images below to your Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and whatever other social media platforms on which you participate.    You can use the following text:

Join friends at the New Story Festival in Austin this Fall - a new gathering for music, art, spirituality, and social change. And, help “tell a better story for a better world” by contributing to the crowdfunding campaign at: #newstoryfestival2018 #betterworld

2. And, of course, if your so inspired yourself, please also consider supporting the festival crowdfunding campaign here

Thank you so much for any support you can throw this way…"

And thanks to you Michael - hope to see you in November! (And friends reading this post: if you can, please head on over to the Indiegogo page to help us launch the festival!)