The New Story Festival

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The New Story Festival was transformed into the ONLINE New Story Journey in May, 2020!  The New Story Journey is the “signature” community-wide gathering event of Compassionate Austin.  The Journey is a 7-month online experience of courage, connection, and the common good.  

The Journey offers ongoing webinars, conversations, music, mini-retreats, as well as a social networking platform, and more. 

Sign up for updates via the New Story website and also connect via the New Story Festival Facebook page and the New Story Facebook group  Also, you may contact Mike Clawson at

We invite everyone to come together for courage, creativity, and the common good. Believing that “the best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better,” the New Story seeks to lead us into a better story – one that encourages growth and liberation, healing and harmony; a story where the downtrodden are uplifted and everyone is included.  Artists, activists, teachers, practitioners for spiritual/emotional health & wholeness, along with numerous other social innovators gather to share their creativity, practices, and stories.  The New Story Journey is a bold experiment for a better world, embodying imagination, spirituality, social action, and playful connection – defined, above all, by the practice of love.  Join in the community-wide celebration, inspiration, and activation of “3D” compassion: caring for others, self, and the Earth!!