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The Telling Room is now offering VIRTUAL writing & publishing programming! Please visit our Programs page to learn more.

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 10 sessions between February 3rd and April 14th. 

Registration is now open through Sunday night, January 24th.    

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: February 3rd and April 14th.
Contact: Questions can be directed to Marjolaine at marjolaine@tellingroom.org






2020/2021: 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).