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Telling Truth & Beauty: Writing, Telling and Playing Back Personal Stories
March 15, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Writing and performance workshop led by Kelly DuMar
This lively workshop will get you out of your chair taking risks and discovering gifts as you share your own stories and help other women writers reveal the personal and universal truth and beauty of theirs. Participants will engage in writing and improvisational acting, co-creating spontaneous art in an intimate setting with deep listening and creative response. Jo Salas, in her description of Playback Theatre from Improvising Real Life, says effective artistic expression is not the exclusive province of the professional… and all of us are able to reach into ourselves to create a thing of beauty that can touch other hearts. By exploring what Salas calls our undying need for connection through aesthetic ritual, this workshop will give you wonderful tools to develop new writing and structures and the chance to express the wisdom, truth and beauty of your stories.
Kelly DuMar is a playwright and poet from the Boston area whose recent workshop presentations include the Massachusetts. Poetry Festival, the International Women’s Writing Guild, the Power of Words Conference, Playback North America and the New England Theatre Conference. Kelly serves on the Advisory Boards of the International Women’s Writing Guild and the Transformative Language Arts Network. She founded and produces the Our Voices Festival of Women Playwrights at Wellesley College, now in its 9th year.