The Telling Room has gone virtual until it feels safe for our staff, volunteers, teaching artists, students and community to gather. Like many of you, we've been actively following the progression of COVID-19 in Maine, in other parts of the country and across the globe. In the interest of following guidance from local, state and federal authorities regarding measures that best promote public health, we have suspended our daily in-person operations until further notice. Please visit our Programs page for more information and to learn about our virtual programming.


In-School Workshops

Want to bring The Telling Room's expertise into your classroom?

Workshops are conveniently nestled between field trips and residencies as a medium length programming option, and we are able to host them at our writing center in Portland or travel to schools and other sites. Workshops typically last 4 to 10 hours over multiple visits.

We've found that schools and other partners find workshops work well for the following scenarios:

  • When they want a brief exposure to The Telling Room and can't commit to a full residency
  • When they want to give several classes a short experience rather than one class a longer experience
  • When they have a longer unit planned but would benefit from a short visit from a writer at some point (or multiple points) during the unit
  • When they have a specific project in mind that requires outside expertise - examples include multimedia, performance poetry/spoken word, and publishing

Cost: $100 per hour

Details: Workshops must be booked at least two months in advance. To book a workshop, or for more information, please contact Program Director Nick Whiston.