by Maria Koropecky, Storytelling Coach & Author

We had a great turnout at my talk, “Empowered by Stories: Using the Gems of Your Heritage to Create a Fresh Start [Book Signing & Fundraising Event],” held on Sunday, June 23, 2024, at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall. It was an inspiring afternoon of storytelling and community!

During the event, I shared how my solo Camino de Santiago pilgrimage led to my novel “Closer to Indigo” and my TV series “Saanich: Emerging Land; Emerging People.” I also talked about my current project: working on the audio version of my story.

Here’s a recap of what we covered:

  • The importance of telling our stories for creative self-expression, empathy, cultural preservation, healing and education
  • How to uncover the “gems of your heritage,” such as lessons, traditions, family stories and cultural values
  • Practical ways to reframe negative narratives into positive ones
  • Tips for starting your own storytelling journey, from journaling to crafting a full-fledged story
  • A viewing of episode 8, “Sunflowers & Dragonflies,” from my TV series.
  • How you can support the audiobook of “Closer to Indigo” through my Indiegogo campaign.

Thank you to everyone who joined us and for your support and contributions. Your generous donations will go towards:

Keep these links handy:

Amazon Purchase: You can buy “Closer to Indigo” on as an ebook or paperback. I’d be incredibly grateful if you could leave a review after reading it – your feedback means the world to me and helps others discover the book.

Indiegogo Campaign: If you’re interested in learning more or supporting my campaign, “Help Bring Closer to Indigo to Life on Audible. Your Support Needed for Pro Recording & Editing Fees of my Audiobook, Narrated by Me, the Author,” you can find all the details on my Indiegogo page.

Free Consultation: Interested in diving deeper into your story? I’m offering a free 30-minute consultation to anyone interested in:

  • Going on a Camino
  • Writing your own story
  • Self-publishing
  • Storyhive grants (TELUS Optik TV)
  • ‘Your Story is Your Wealth’ coaching program

Here’s the link to my calendar to book your session.

Audible Interest: If you’d like to find out when “Closer to Indigo” is published on Audible, please leave your email and I’ll let you know as soon as it’s up!

Let’s continue to inspire each other and build a community through the power of storytelling!

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