Writing and Performing Your Story!  

Post by Cecilia, Information Services Staff

I am so excited to share with you this adventure I embarked on last year. It’s called The X Page Workshop and it’s a 12-week workshop for immigrant women, facilitated by local writers Carrie Snyder, Tasneem Jamal, Pamela Mulloy, editor of the literary magazine The New Quarterly and Multicultural Theatre Space’s artistic director, Pam Patel among others. I participated in it last year, and now the workshop is looking for new participants!  

Over those 12 weeks, you’ll write and polish with the amazing guidance of the writers/editors/mentors and other participants), a unique personal story. The writing process is done through exercises based on Lynda Barry’s X Page Exercise. And then, with the help of Pam Patel and other facilitators, you’ll get to perform it in a theatre at the end!  

I am coming back as a mentor this year, and the registration is open now, check it out! It’s one of the most beautiful experiences I ever lived (and I did it virtually!) This year we are hoping to go back in person and I can’t wait for it to start! If you want to watch/read previous years’ stories and performances, click here

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Did you know that Kitchener Public Library runs writing workshops? Keep an eye on our calendar for future events such as Strengthening Voice Through Journaling for teens April 6th and 13th


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