Every family has a Family History story! Ex Fabula and Wisconsin Black Historical Society and Museum are pleased to present this program of true, personal stories from community members. This noncompetitive curated StorySlam will take place at WBHSM located in Milwaukee’s Amani neighborhood; doors open at 5pm, event goes to 7pm.
The community members telling stories onstage were selected in advance; they are currently working with Ex Fabula storytelling coaches to prepare new stories on the theme of Family History. “This workshop proved again how so many of us have stories within our family and the workshop process helps us tell those stories better.” Says Rochelle Fritsch, Storytelling Coach, Ex Fabula. “As facilitator, the big kick for me is hearing stories and walking away with knowledge I didn’t have coming in the door- that’s exactly what happened at the Telling Your Family Story Workshop.”
Throughout the evening, attendees will hear true, personal stories that explore the full range of human emotions and experiences. The community members telling stories onstage were selected in advance; they are currently working with Ex Fabula storytelling coaches to prepare new stories on the theme of Family History. Audience members can also participate by submitting UltraShorts, which are brief, true personal stories written on slips of paper and then read onstage by the emcee.
This event is part of the Equity and Inclusion/Capacity Building project, which is funded by Aurora Health Care Foundation, the Brico Fund, Northwestern Mutual Foundation, Herb Kohl Philanthropies, the Brewers Community Foundation, the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, We Energies Foundation and Kohl’s Cares. Thanks to these sponsors this event is free to the public; to reserve your spot please register at exfabula.org/familystories.
Story. Stage. You. These three elements bring Milwaukeeans together at StorySlam: Family History- to listen, to learn, and to find common ground. Join Ex Fabula and WBHSM to discover how unique each person’s Family History is. Contact Nicole Acosta to learn more about this wonderful community event.
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