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 3 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 the Registry Theatre on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 3:00 P.M. A recording of the performance will be uploaded to this page after.

Can I read or watch stories from previous years?

Yes! Check out the stories from 2020, 2021, and 2022 here. You can also watch and read the stories from 2019. For a quick overview of the workshop, check out the video below!


Join us to hear the stories from the 2024 X Page Workshop, live and in-person at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 16, 2024 at the Registry Theatre. 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!

meet our supporters.

Kindred Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative serving people across Ontario who want to connect their values and faith with their finances.

For more than 55 years, the Ontario Arts Council has played a vital role in promoting and assisting the development of the arts for the enjoyment and benefit of Ontarians.

Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement is a dynamic space on the University of Waterloo campus, home to peace-oriented innovators, and established organizations from the region’s vibrant peacebuilding field.

MT Space is a Multicultural Theatre Space that brings different communities together to create a community of difference.

The City of Waterloo is making cultural development a priority to make Waterloo an even better place to live, work, learn, and play.

Project Ploughshares is a Canadian peace research institute with a focus on disarmament efforts and international security.

Durrell Communications is a boutique PR Agency specializing in Media Relations and Communications.

The New Quarterly is an award-winning literary magazine that publishes Canadian poetry, fiction, and essays.