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Stories Only YOU Can Tell

March 21, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

“Memory is the diary we all carry about with us.” — Oscar Wilde

We all have a story to tell and the sharing of personal stories allows us to realize our common humanity, bridge differences, experience meaningful connection and build community. In George Takei’s graphic memoir, “They Called Us Enemy,”

Urban Media Arts in collaboration with Malden Reads is pleased to present another workshop experience by acclaimed local author, poet, spoken word performance artist and instructor CD Collins.

In this 5-session workshop (offered remotely via Zoom), participants will explore their roots and family legacies through in-class exercises and sharing. Several media forms will be explored, including traditional narrative, poetry and even songwriting. Each participant will create a final presentation, choosing one of these forms. A diversity of language expression is encouraged – participants can present poetry, song or short form narrative in their native language with translation provided for the final presentation.

A public performance will be planned for Malden PorchFest on Saturday, June 10.

A commitment to the 5-session workshop and final performance is required. The nominally-priced workshop fee can be waived if it presents a financial hardship. Contact Anne at anne@umaverse.org.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency, supported through the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Tuesdays, March 21, 28, April 4, 11, & 25, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Workshop fee: $25

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