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TNM Talks: Steve Guttenberg in Conversation with TNM Founder Shari Foos

Join a virtual conversation with Steve Guttenberg, author and beloved Hollywood actor, known for his roles in films including Diner, Police Academy, Short Circuit and more. After the interview, audience members will be invited to participate in a TNM experience of creative writing to prompts.

TNM Talks: Steve Guttenberg in Conversation with TNM Founder Shari Foos
TNM Talks: Steve Guttenberg in Conversation with TNM Founder Shari Foos

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

Zoom

About the Event

Join a virtual conversation with Steve Guttenberg, author and beloved Hollywood actor, known for his roles in films including Diner, Police Academy, Short Circuit, Three Men and a Baby, and television shows including Ballers and Veronica Mars. After the interview, audience members will be invited to participate in a TNM experience of creative writing to prompts.

About Steve Guttenberg:

Steve Guttenberg is a beloved Hollywood actor, known for his role in films including Diner, Police Academy, Short Circuit , Three Men and a Baby, and television shows including Ballers and Veronica Mars . He's a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has hosted Saturday Night Live, and his films have grossed billions of dollars at the international box office. He wrote and performed in the play, Tales from the Guttenberg Bible, at The Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor this past summer. His previous books include The Guttenberg Bible (2012) and the children's book The Kids from DISCO (2014). Time to Thank was released on May 21, 2024.

How It Works (1-hour Sessions):

INTRODUCTION & INSPIRATION:

  • A TNM facilitator sets up the session, including group agreements and the TNM Core Concept of the week.
  • Steve Guttenberg will share in conversation with TNM Founder Shari Foos followed by a creative experience. 

WRITING:

  • The facilitator shares a photo and the first prompt. You're invited to use prompts as a starting point and take them anywhere your imagination leads in any style, any voice. The only parameter is to keep it to 1 page or 500 words.
  • Next, you'll get a second prompt to weave into your piece and tie it all together.

BREAKOUT GROUPS:

  • After the writing, you are randomly assigned to small breakout groups with other participants.
  • Everyone takes turns reading their piece without stopping for conversation or feedback. Simple acknowledgments such as "Thank you for sharing." are welcome. While each person shares, focus on witnessing without judgment.
  • After everyone has shared, feel free to discuss your process, the TNM Core Concept and prompt or share about something else that's going on with you that may be relevant to the TNM experience. Speak for yourself only and refrain from giving advice or asking probing questions.
  • NOTE: If someone in your group shares something deeply personal and may be in distress, please ask them if they are okay in this moment and don't hesitate to send a direct message to the TNM facilitator.

GROUP SHARE:

  • In the final minutes, the group comes together to share their thoughts about their experience, answer questions, go deeper and have fun!

Salon Guidelines:

MUTUAL RESPECT

Remain aware and conscientious of your choice of words and tone. Please do not ask personal questions or give advice. Hate speech or hurtful behavior, regardless of the context will not be tolerated and will lead to immediate removal from the session.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Confidentiality is essential. What is said in the group must stay here. We do not record these sessions and will not tolerate any recording, transcribing, repeating others' stories or otherwise infringing on the rights and privacy of others.

CAMERAS ON

To ensure that everyone feels comfortable sharing their stories and their feelings, we require everyone to have their cameras on during sessions, except while writing. If you do not comply you will be removed from the session.

LISTENING

When listening to others' stories, put yourself aside so you can hear others from their perspective without your own assumptions getting in the way. Your job is only to witness each other with appreciation.

Those who join in TNM online sessions should familiarize themselves with our participation disclaimer and agreement at https://www.thenarrativemethod.org/tnm-disclaimer

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