Do you want to tell stories to connect with people emotionally and to create intimate communities with others? Do you want to tell stories that reflect upon urgent social concerns of our time?
There are two parts to this workshop/circle. During the first part of the session, we will discuss central tenets of this art form and explore some general principles. Participants will practice sharing personal stories during the second part of the session.
Ada Cheng is a professor-turned-storyteller, solo performer, and storytelling show producer. She is the producer and the host of five storytelling shows, including Pour One Out, Am I Man Enough?, Talk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show, Speaking Truths Series, and This Is America: Truths through My Body. She creates platforms for people to tell difficult and vulnerable stories as well as spaces for people and communities who may not have opportunities otherwise. She teaches at both Dominican University and Northwestern University. She has been a speaker for Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau since 2019. Her interests span multiple fields, including academia, storytelling/performance art, and advocacy. Her motto: Make your life the best story you tell.
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Time: 7pm – 8:30pm
Location: Zoom (Virtual)