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ZENMothra is a fairly regular monthly gathering of new and old friends (we usually take the summer off, and might skip a month every now and then). we gather in an intimate setting, sharing food, drink and stories as the evening unwinds.
we start sharing stories every evening with featured storytellers. we welcome another three phenomenal storytellers to the bungalow to kick off our evening as we gather for the last time until september ::
jan krause greene
jan's first novel, "i call myself earth girl," was released by soul rocks publishing in 2013. jan had a weekly column with the middlesex news (now the metrowest daily news) for 9 years while raising her 5 sons and teaching english at hopkinton high school. she now lives in 4-generational household in marlborough with her husband, her mother, a son and his family.
jan's story this month is about how she changed from "virgin and martyr" to "regular girl" and what she learned along the way.
zorina is a spoken word performer and owner of i.w.a. publishing services. she is also a published author and host of the literary arts open mic at tatnuck booksellers in westborough.
her story this month is a surprise... and we're certain it's sure to be good!
terry is a frequent audience member at ZENMothra, and always willing to put his name in the hat during the second half of our evening. he'll soon be moving to western massachusetts (meaning we're likely to hear from him less often), and look forward to hearing what he has to share this month.
you and everyone else
the second half of our evening is dedicated to you and everyone else in attendance. everyone has a story to tell... what's yours?
a short history...
inspired by the moth radio hour, the community at the zen bungalow has partnered with hopkinton's wake up and smell the poetry and the women's art forum to create ZENMothra -- a unique gathering of friends & neighbors who love sharing good stories and engaging in good conversation around them.
it's not just about stories...
if you've ever listened to the moth radio hour, you've experienced how ordinary people create an extraordinary event simply by sharing meaningful anecdotes from their lives.
well, we're a bunch of moth-o-philes taking a slightly different tack. "storytelling" remains central to the evening, but we believe there's even more magic to be made when real stories from our lives are shared among friends and neghbors in a conversational setting instead of a "performance" setting.
and because the zen bungalow community is tied to world of commerce, we believe any opportunity that can inspire or perfect our ability to share stories directly translates to better marketing communications in our businesses.
so we'll provide the environment. you provide the stories. together we'll create the good times.
what's the format for the evening?
|6:30am - 7:00pm||::||arrive & mingle over appetizers and drinks|
|7:00pm - 8:45pm||::||storytelling time|
|8:45pm - 9:00pm||::||
mingle for a while longer
|9:00pm - ??||::||
for those who wish to have dinner downstairs at pan thai, our table awaits us!
anything else i need to know?
yeah, there's probably a few things we should cover with you up front ::
- first and foremost, the ZENMothra is about having fun.
- second (and only slightly less important) is you must commit to making making new connections with your friends & neighbors (or just making new friends!).
- although we ask everyone to leave political correctness at the door, we do have one absolute rule for those in attendance -- any stories you share cannot contain attacks on other individuals or groups (ethnic groups, political groups, etc., etc.) violators will be publicly humiliated... or worse.
we look forward to seeing you!
When & Where
the zen bungalow is both a physical space and a diverse community.
as a physical space, we think we have something pretty special. by day we're a light, airy and inspiring professional office -- with a conference room and zen water garden rounding out our special features. and because we think work - life balance is important to success in both, we occasionally come alive at night (and on weekends) with workshops, yoga classes and cultural events.
our community is as diverse as our space. our consultants, freelancers, remote workers, small businesses & non-profit organizations all contribute to creating the simplicity, clarity and focus that is our hallmark.
an initiative of main street ventures, the zen bungalow is the place for unparalleled strategic collaboration. and fun times. check us out!