Introducing the X Page Workshop
Stories in transit
From May 5 to May 29, The New Quarterly will be featuring the stories of The X Page Workshop: Stories in Transit at tnq.ca.
The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop is a community arts initiative that connects women who are immigrants or refugees with artists who assist and mentor them in writing and performing their own stories.Throughout the 12-week writing and performance workshop, participants develop a personal narrative, and work collaboratively to bring their individual stories together into a cohesive presentation. The project culminates with a performance before a live theatre audience.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the X Page Team was forced to cancel the 2020 live performance. In lieu of this performance, the X Page Team continued to work with workshop participants to publish their stories online. Some participants opted to also include a video recording of their stories to accompany the text.
The 2020 workshop produced incredible stories from women who are refugees and immigrants in our community and has fostered a supportive network amongst the workshop team and its participants. Thank you to all of our supporters and sponsors for helping this community flourish.
Below is an introductory message from the Artistic Director of MT Space Theatre and X Page Team Leader, Pam Patel.
Cover image graciously provided by Zehra Nawab.
The X Page Team