The X Page: A Storytelling Workshop
what is the x page workshop?
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.
Where does "X Page" come from?
The X Page is a writing exercise. Our workshops use exercises based on Lynda Barry’s teaching and philosophy. It's the opposite of a blank page: it’s the space where we enter into an image using all of our senses.
What happens during the workshop?
Over twelve weeks, workshop participants develop a personal narrative and work together to bring their individual stories together into a cohesive presentation. Unless COVID-19 government mandates change, the 2022 workshop will be held in person. Workshop meetings will be held every Wednesday from May 5 to July 20. Each meeting will run in the evenings for no longer than 2 hours.
Will there be a live performance?
The 2022 X Page Workshop Performance will be hosted live and in-person at the Chapel on Conrad Grebel University College on Sunday, July 24 at 1P.M. A recording of the performance will be uploaded to this page after.
Can I read or watch stories from previous years?
Join us to hear the stories from the 2022 X Page Workshop, live and in-person on Sunday, July 24th at 1 P.M. Tickets are free with donations encouraged, and all attendees must register for the event.
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Donations are sincerely appreciated. All donations are issued with a tax receipt and will directly support next year's workshop!
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