This meta and introspective storytelling workshop encourages participants to dive into the latent power of their personal story by examining their own lived experiences. The workshop facilitator, Quentin Williams- Adjunct Professor of Social Media Marketing at Temple University, Poet, and CEO of DragonTree Media Group, will guide us through a series of prompts. These prompts are designed to challenge the often unconscious inner narratives that act as the invisible drivers of our lives. Weaving these memories, traumas, experiences, insights, and lessons into story forms can empower individuals to see other possibilities for themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
Instructor: QuentinThePoet is an Adjunct Instructor of Social Media Marketing at the Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication. He is the CEO of DragonTree Media Group and curator for organizations like Grounds For Sculpture and Wawa Welcome America. He’s performed for TV, Radio, and digital platforms like Upworthy. As an artistivist, Quentin is committed to placemaking and curating experiences to foster connections that facilitate equity and inclusion through the power of written, spoken, and visual storytelling.
This program is in tandem with the exhibition Local Voices: Memories, Stories and Portraits.
Local Voices: Memories, Stories and Portraits is supported by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.