Stroud’s last Story Party of the season will take place on Sunday.
There will be four speakers, all telling a story on the theme of A Blessing in Disguise.
Other people will also be able to share their stories should they wish.
The Story Party is taking place from 3-4.30pm at Open House Hall Stroud, opposite Star Anise.
Entrance is free but donations will be encouraged.
Story Party Stroud was set up in 2016 by Alison Coates and four other women who met on a public speaking course and were asked to hold an event as part of their training.
Alison moved to Stroud in an attempt to leave he old, unhappy life behind.
She felt having the courage to make a stand and tell her story was empowering and wanted to inspire others to do the same.
Alison is now embarking on a personal journey into deepest Asia.