Join TMI Project for a Black Stories Matter virtual drop-in workshop led by Workshop Leaders Dara Lurie and Micah. These free workshops are offered as a safe space for Black people to gather, write, share stories, and receive support. The workshops will run every Wednesday evening for 8-weeks and are non-sequential. Consistent attendance is not necessary - come when you can!
Please note: This workshop series does not culminate in a live storytelling performance.
Black Stories Matter features the underrepresented stories of the Black experience in America – the full spectrum – the triumphs, humor, beauty, and resilience.
ABOUT TMI PROJECT WORKSHOPS
TMI Project workshops help writers identify the “too-much-information” parts of their stories, the parts they usually leave out because they’re too ashamed or embarrassed. We lead writers through a creative process that allows them to share their most personal stories in a compelling, effective, and empowering narrative. We aim to incite positive social change by providing writers with the skills needed to be captivating live storytellers, and by amplifying the voices of populations whose stories often go unheard.
In addition to leading TMI Project workshops, Dara is an author and manuscript coach. She received a B.A. in Film & Theater from Vassar College and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Hunter College. Dara grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and migrated in the early 1980s to West Berlin, Germany, where she tended bar, wrote and performed in the theater while living in different communities of squatters, Green Party activists, journalists, teachers, and social workers. Her first book, Great Space of Desire; Writing for Personal Evolution, is a memoir and creative guide for writers wishing to tell their own stories.
In addition to leading TMI Project workshops, Micah serves as the manager at GWI’s (Good Works Institute) Greenhouse Kingston, a yoga teacher at Mudita, and creator of DAY 1 (a New Year’s Day community event). He is on the board of Wild Earth (a non-profit Wilderness School), Radio Kingston, The Center for Creative Education, and O+ (a nonprofit health and wellness festival for artists and creators). He also serves as City of Kingston’s Art Commissioner at the Kingston Farmers Market.
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