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. Workshop meetings will be held every Wednesday from March 27 to June 12, 2024. Each meeting will run in the evenings for no longer than 2 hours. The dress rehearsal and performance will take place on the weekend of June 14-15, 2024.
Will there be a live performance?
The 2024 X Page Workshop Performance will be hosted live and in-person at an undetermined location in June 2024. 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 2024 X Page Workshop, live and in-person in June 2024. Tickets are free with donations encouraged, and all attendees must register for the event. Stay tuned for more details!
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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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