The 2nd Annual Peace Love Story Fest is here!

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Photo credit: Kenneth Dwain Harrelson

We have lots of great news for the 2013 festival!

The theme for this year’s Peace Love Story Fest is
transforming community.

Thanks to the beautiful energy of a Los Osos jewel, Grisel Puig-Snider, we have an engaged, connected community that sees storytelling as a powerful community-building vehicle. It began with a trip to Whiz Kids Toys (doesn’t everything?).

It was there that I learned about Grisel’s search for a storyteller. We met, shared our visions for storytelling and, lo and behold, they were a perfect match!

We began by holding an invitation-only storytelling evening at the Puig-Snider home. It was pretty difficult keeping it to only 60 people and it was a magical event. The families who attended added energy and joy to the mix. We all agreed to do it again, and everyone felt that storytelling was an essential ingredient in bringing people together to create a stronger community.

Over the past few months, Grisel has been sharing the story of the PLSF everywhere she goes, and let me tell you, this woman is a powerful storyteller. 🙂


So, now we have 2 enthusiastic community partners:


Hope Merkle of Los Osos Valley Nursery,

and the South Bay Community Center.


The 2013 Peace Love Story Fest will take place over 2 days. Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20.

We’ll post more details as we go along, and remember to sign up on our email list to receive PLSF updates, ticket sales, and more!