Explore this list events for in-person and virtual events by Stepping Stones and events that you can bring to your area or virtual gathering.
Event: Back By Popular Demand – Announcement Coming Soon on this page for a Reshowing of the Play Presented during the June 5, 2021 Virtual 70th Annual Stepping Stones Lois’ Family Groups Picnic
Tentative Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern – U.S. & Canada)
Free with Advance Registration to get the Zoom login the day before.
Stepping Stones’ longest event tradition – a family celebration of recovery started by Lois Wilson – was presented online in 2020 and 2021. The world premiere of a 55-minute dramatic reading by actors based on Bill and Lois Wilsons’ letters from the Stepping Stones Archive was very popular, so we are planning to reshow it soon. Bill W. & Lois W.: Their Journey in Letters tells a moving love story using only words written or spoken by the Wilsons spanning their lives by sharing personal letters and stories following the couple through courtship, marriage, Bill’s descent into alcoholism, his recovery, and the birth of A.A. and Al-Anon Family Groups. Historic images and original music included. Once the registration link is posted, if you need help email firstname.lastname@example.org . Tentative Schedule (Eastern time zone): 8:30 p.m. Welcome & Historic Picnic Lookback; 8:45 p.m. Play Reading.
EVENT: Home with History: A Virtual Exploration of the Home & Archives of Bill & Lois Wilson
Ongoing – Schedule it for your group or friends!
This free event is scheduled to suit your group or you can join in a presentation that is already scheduled. Contact us to arrange for this exciting journey through the lives, archive and home of Bill and Lois Wilson. It is available for any online gathering. Individuals can join an already-scheduled event. This presentation can be tailored for your group, celebration, convention, conference, round up, or more. Just let us know your preferred length, date, and time and we will work with you to make the occasion special. This live narrated and illustrated online presentation highlights the legacies of Bill and Lois Wilson, respective co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups. For dates and times or to schedule your group, event, or organization, please email email@example.com
EVENT: Dramatic Short Play Readings for Your Events
Ongoing – Schedule it for your event or occasion!
30-60 Minute Scripts Based on the Wilsons’ Letters
Available for Amateur Volunteers or Experienced Actors
The historical letters and recordings in the Stepping Stones Foundation Archives are the basis for three presentations that bring the true story of Bill and Lois Wilsons’ journey to life using their own words. The original 110-minute play, In Their Own Words: Bill & Lois Wilson, sparked the making of two new short plays that re now available for readings of 30-60 minutes. These do not require complicated staging, props, or costumes. They are perfect for amateur or professional use at group anniversaries, events, picnics, conferences, round-ups, retreats, young peoples’ programs, or other online or in-person gatherings. To learn more about the process and licensing fees, email Play Consultant Laurie Heffner-Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT: Stepping Stones Comes to You: An Exploration of the Home & Archives of Bill & Lois Wilson
Ongoing – Schedule it for your next in-person conference, round-up, or event!
Contact us to arrange a presenter for your next event. A representative of Stepping Stones will present the exciting journey through the Wilsons’ lives, archive and home. This presentation can be tailored to the length needed for your event. Just let us know your preferred length, date, and time and we will work with you to make the occasion special. This live narrated and illustrated presentation highlights the legacies of Bill and Lois Wilson, respective co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups. Donations are welcomed; fees for travel costs may apply. For more information, please email email@example.com
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