The New Story Festival

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The New Story Festival is the Signature Festival of Compassionate Austin!  The Festival is held annually and hosts interim and ongoing social engagement experiences throughout Austin.

For information on ongoing social gatherings and experiences, connect via the New Story Festival Facebook page or the Facebook group  Also, you may contact Mike Clawson via email at

We invite everyone to come together for community, creativity, and the common good. Believing that “the best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better,” the New Story Festival 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 Festival 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!!