Festival of stories ‘My Migration Story’

The festival of stories ‘My Migration Story’ is inviting to spend a day together while sharing and listening to stories about homecoming, home searching and living abroad.

When? The 26th of November 2022.

Where? At the House of Histories, T. Kosciuškos St. 3, Vilnius.

What else? The event is free of charge.

10 am Food tour ‘Visiting Neighbors’ at Kalvarijų district in Vilnius. (LT)

The tour will be led in the Lithuanian language, though stories and food will be served in a multilingual manner. Snacks of Georgian, Syrian, South Korean, and Italian cuisines will be served. Duration: up to 2 hours. Sign up here.

1 pm Social gathering at the House of Histories in Vilnius. (LT/EN)

Come and explore a still quite new venue in Vilnius – House of Histories, – and tell your story of migration. House of Histories is the hub of this festival of stories. On the program: multilingual activities for children, coffee provided by Eskedar Coffee Terrace, snacks, and an opportunity to record your story of migration and leave it at the museum for future generations to hear it.

2 pm Discussion-conversation ‘Is it hard to tell your story?’ (LT)

Conversation with Auste Černiauskaite (from the podcast ‘Living in Lithuania’), Toye Samson Abiodun (‘Gimę ne Lietuvoje’ show), and historian Giedre Mileryte-Japertiene. Host: storyteller Milda Varnauskaitė.

5 pm ‘Soup&Story’ open stage storytelling night (EN)

Stories from around the world on the theme of Home and a bowl of soup during the break. Everyone’s welcome to tell their story.

Whether it be for work, love, adventure, or refuge, we are always seeking Home. Home is a feeling that we can’t quite explain, yet are always trying to find or create. We invite you to tell stories of what Home is for you. Share your experience of migration and the longing for Home. Tell us about finding Home in unexpected places.

‘Soup&Story’ Storytelling Night’ is a storytelling event, where you can listen to stories told by others, share your own story, meet, and mingle with likeminded people!

An international storyteller Milda Varnauskaitė will be the host of the night. You can read more about her work and journey into storytelling here

If you want to tell a story during the event, drop a line at [email protected].