“This is an incredibly moving, revealing and profound collection of stories inspired by a series of ‘salon’ events for women. They are a raw insight into women’s lives – their secrets, hopes and disappointments; their loves and their losses. I couldn’t put it down.”
We wrote The Sunday Story Club to show others how to facilitate good, authentic and vulnerable conversation. We live in an era when, even in a face-to-face conversation, the person opposite you may not be listening. You know what they are doing. They are scrolling through emails or text messages on their phone.
Sick of chitchat, we started our Sunday Story Club to encourage a deeper conversation. The results were so uplifting and moving we wanted to share both some of the stories and also how to run your own story salon so others can experience this magic too.
In the Sunday Story Club, we ask questions that sidestep prepared narratives to open up a conversation in new and refreshing ways. We want readers to run their own Salons to experience these extraordinary conversations.
We all carry stories within us – wrenching, redemptive, extraordinary, and laced with unexpected and hard-won wisdom. A meaningful conversation has the power to enlighten, heal and transform.
The Sunday Story Club. We all carry stories within us – wrenching, redemptive, extraordinary, and laced with unexpected and hard-won wisdom.
Your curated online persona, be it funny, adventurous or fake, is not you. You need to talk.
This book reminds us of the power of conversation to enlighten, heal and transform.
This is the blog that turned into a Salon that turned into a book called The Sunday Story Club.
We wrote the book to not only share some of the stories but to also show you how to run your own Salon.
LISTEN HERE: And interview with Cassie McCullogh, ABC, Sydney.
When we, Doris and Kerry, ran our first salon, 12 women who had not met before sat in Doris’s lounge room looking at one another. We wondered if strangers would talk. Well, they do with the right questions. Not only strangers but also long term friends have been amazed to hear stories told by someone so close to them that they have never heard before.
We wanted to share the astounding experience of the salon so we wrote THE SUNDAY STORY CLUB so others can discover this magic running their own salon.
The Sibyls’ Salon was, once again, an exciting mix of extraordinary insights, wise words and frivolity. The opening question brought about an hilarious range of responses.
You are lost on a Desert Island with no IT or means of communication. But, thank goodness, you have one treasured item with you. What is it?
The answers include:
the noble – the complete works of Shakespeare,
the sweet – my teddy bear,
the practical – a pillow,
the entertaining – a book of crossword puzzles,
the devoted – my cat.
But all of the above seemed a little modest compared to Sibyl Doris’s choice of Stephen Sondheim and a Grand Piano!!!!!!! Thanks to Sibyls Elizabeth, Rita, Viv I, Rosemary, Viv II, Denis, Celia (See Sibyl Cake above) and Carol plus Host Sibyls Doris and Kerry.