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‘Venice Story’ is a new storytelling project dedicated to finding, capturing and sharing the stories and thoughts of every day Venetians.

Brad Neal tells us an account of the fire that destroyed all his material possessions, but also showed him the love that exists in the Venice community. Recorded Jan 6 2014 by Venice Stories. 


“I recall sitting out there and crying, and it was kinda cool because a lot of people who knew me were hugging me, but there were people that I didn’t know that were coming up and hugging me. We were all crying together and being supported by the community together. And in some ways, the sadness created the most incredible experience I think I might have ever had.”

Blogged by: Gabrielle Wooden


Gabrielle Wooden is a writer currently residing in Southern California.  Currently she is a blogger for the Venice Art Crawl and is working on her first novel entitled Blue Barcelona at UCLA’S Extension Writers Program.

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