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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.

Second Story

Calling all High School Juniors & Seniors: Do you have a passionate message you'd like to share? Something you need to get off your chest? Are you interested in working on your stage performance and/or delivery? Come write with us! Poetry, personal stories, opinion pieces: We want to hear what you have to say.

Join The Telling Room's new program: Second Story to find out how you can use your voice for positive change. 

Second Story is our new afterschool program where alumni get to dig deeper into the writing process, develop their writing habits, and share their words with the world. This new program will focus on strengthening writing and leadership skills while incorporating college readiness and creative expression. Social justice and community-building components will be woven into each session.

This program will meet VIRTUALLY every Wednesday from 4pm- 5:30pm on ZOOM.

The program will run for 8 sessions between October 7th and december 9th. 

Registration is open until October 2nd.    

Cost: Free! 
When: Wednesday afternoons from 4pm - 5:30pm 
Where: Join from anywhere! We'll meet 
virtually on ZOOM, so you will need a strong internet connection. 
Fall Semester Dates: October 5th - December 9th
Contact: Questions can be directed to Marjolaine at marjolaine@tellingroom.org






Fall Semester: Creative Expression / Performance Focus

- Co-creating and holding both "safe space" (to provide support) and "brave space" (to encourage dialogue) to explore the habits of writers: Critical Thinking / Creativity / Curiosity / Perserverance / Pride
- Creative writing and writing for change
- Performance skills and presentation: Public speaking, storytelling, poetry, spoken word
- Each student will craft, revise, rehearse and record a creative piece (i.e. spoken word, storytelling, dramatic monologue, poetry reading).