Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone’s story gets the audience it deserves. Many storytellers are marginalized and underrepresented, their stories hidden behind racial and class barriers. Can collaborative storytelling change this disparity?
Please join Michele Morano, DePaul English Professor and co-founder of Big Shoulders Books, Audrey Petty, author of High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing, and Peter Orner, author of Underground America: Voices of Witness for a conversation about collaborative storytelling. Moderated by Miles Harvey, DePaul English Professor and editor of How Long Will I Cry?: Voices of Youth Violence, the evening will be dedicated to exploring the power of literature to transcend the class, race, and age barriers that divide Chicagoans.
Literary Citizenship and the Power of Collaborative Storytelling takes place Tuesday, April 19th at the DePaul University Art Museum, 2nd floor, 935 W Fullerton Ave. The event begins at 6:00 p.m.