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by WREN Staff on Jul 21, 2022
Richland Library Main Branch
The Columbia City of Women map, an initiative of WREN, City of Columbia, and Historic Columbia, actively uplifts the stories of female-identifying trailblazers from our past and present. We proudly share their stories and also understand the importance of each of us sharing our own.
Women are the experts of their own narratives. Join WREN and the Richland Library for a free, two-part workshop focused on the ability of every woman to share her own narrative through unique and impactful storytelling techniques.
Part one of this free workshop will focus on understanding how the legacy of women in our community has contributed to your “story,” and discussing the collection of experiences you bring to the table. These exciting conversations will be moderated by Dr. Valerie Ekue, Kayla Gilchrist, Kayla Mallett, Shannon Ivey, and Beth Ruffin.
For those who would like additional practice and training in storytelling techniques, we will offer an optional part two.
Part two of this workshop will focus on providing a handful of ways to practice and perform your narrative. After leaving part one, attendees can sign up to attend free workshops with storytelling experts, on topics such as Podcasting 101 and Comedy and stand-up storytelling.
All participants will also have the opportunity to perform their story at a public venue space this summer or record and archive their narrative to share with family and future generations alike.
This is part 1 of the workshop. Available dates for part 1 include Tuesday, May 7th 6-8pm, or Saturday, May 18th 10am-noon. Free meals are provided at each session. Registration required to attend.
Is there a barrier that’s keeping you from attending? Click here to chat with an organizer about how we can make this space more accessible.
Thanks to our partner, Girls Rock Columbia, we’ll be able to offer a free, on-site youth workshop on Saturday, May 18th for parents interested in bringing children with them. We have space for up to twenty young people. Click here to read details and register your child.
Additional thanks to our partner, Welcome Table SC, for providing additional facilitation support and project training.
This program was supported by a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund at Central Carolina Community Foundation and additionally sponsored by South Carolina Humanities, a not-for-profit organization: inspiring, engaging and enriching South Carolinians with programs on literature, history, culture, and heritage.
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