Events

Events

E.g., 2016-09-25
E.g., 2016-09-25
  • Oct
    01
    College Essay Rescue
    Thursday, 9:00AM @ Casco Bay High School

    This free college essay workshop is a chance for high school seniors to develop and refine their admissions essays. Telling Room staff, led by program director Nick Schuller, a college admissions expert and former UC Berkeley admissions reader, will be available to provide one-on-one attention for students from local high schools. 

    Register for a one-hour time slot during the morning or afternoon session:

    9am-Noon - Essay Rescue: Session 1
    Noon-3pm - Essay Rescue: Session 2

    Email shima@tellingroom.org by Friday, October 16th to register. 

  • Oct
    14
    A Conversation with Donte Clark
    Friday,
    3:30PM to 5:00PM
    @ Space Gallery

    Donté Clark is a poet and community activist from unincorporated North Richmond, California who works with youth organizations throughout the Richmond area. As a student in high school, Clark was recruited by his English teacher, Molly Raynor, who was founding a youth arts program, RAW Talent. Clark became the artistic lead of the program's first play, Té's Harmony, which examined local issues through the structure of Romeo and Juliet with the hope of starting a real dialogue about violence in the city.

    The 2015 documentary Romeo Is Bleeding follows Clark in the process of writing and performing the play, and chronicles the changes in the community that resulted. The Portland Museum of Art will screen Romeo is Bleeding Friday-Sunday evenings, October 14th-16th, in their auditorium. Tickets are available here.

    We are excited to co-present a companion talk by Donte Clark on Friday, October 14th, about using poetry to affect social change. This event is free and open to all interested students, 12-18.  There are no tickets for this event–just come prepared to be inspired. Please join us at Space Gallery for this special opportunity!