Upcoming Events



In our home base of Asheville, NC, we host regular 531 storytelling events and Movies & Meaning screenings.  It's The Porch conversation embodied in a room with friends new and old, an invitation to discover the meaning in our shared tales of the small and enormous things that make up a life. 531 storytelling takes place on the second Monday, Movies & Meaning on the last Monday, of most months.

The next 531 is Monday September 9 - for more details, or if you want to be regularly informed of Asheville-area Porch events, click here for a short form to sign up for notifications.


We host two festivals each year - the Movies & Meaning Experience in Asheville, North Carolina; and the New Story Festival in Austin, Texas, in March. Click the festival names for more information.


Retreats of between two days to over a week are available, often co-led by The Porch founder Gareth Higgins. Click here for more information on weekend retreats and other events, and here for information on our longer retreats in Ireland, in which we take a deep dive into learning about peacemaking on the inside and out.