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Thu, Oct 20

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The Stories We Tell | Storytelling Workshop

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Oct 20, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

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About the Event

Our stories hold power. As women of color, honing and wielding the power of our voices is an important way we get our basic needs met.  In a famous essay, Audre Lorde declared that “...poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence.” In this storytelling workshop, we will learn to tell our stories in the ways that are the most comfortable and natural to us. (Poetry is only one form of storytelling.) As women of color, honing and wielding the power of our voices is an important way to influence the world around us and get our basic needs met. Workshops will be held Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm: 9/22/2022, 10/6/2022, 10/20/2022, 10/27/2022, 11/3/2022. These workshops will be led by Detroit Playwright Shawntai Brown.

Shawntai Brown is a Detroit writer, media commentator, literacy coordinator and teaching artist. Her work centers on empowering communities through experiences that educate, challenge and entertain. She co-hosts a web show “Woman Crush Everyday” reviewing Black woman-centered queer media and interviewing content producers, and co-founded Black LGBT+ Plays, a creative development network for film and theatre creatives. Currently, Shawntai serves as the School Programs Manager with InsideOut Literary Arts. She is a board member and playwright with Extra Mile Playwrights Theatre and a 2020 Kresge Live Arts Fellow.

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