Story Camp Evening Workshops | 6pm to 8pm (mingle till 8:30pm)
July 29th through July 31st, and August 4th & August 5th
Poetic Self Justice
Renee Flagler, writer | Tuesday July 29th
Renee Daniel Flagler is an award-winning freelance journalist, teaching artist, and the award-nominated author of four novels, Mountain High Valley Low, Miss-Guided, In Her Mind and, Raging Blue. She teaches creative writing through public school’s Arts in Education in programs.
In Poetic Self Justice, participants will communicate their story in an affirming creative writing/poetry workshop. With a relevant and engaging hip-hop flair, learn to develop positive language to fuel self-awareness and self-esteem as well as explore the connections between self, ancestry, communities, and the world, while fostering your own sense of creativity.
Narratives in Music
Chenits Pettigrew, hip hop artist | Wednesday July 30th
Chenits has a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State in Media Studies and an interdisciplinary Master’s degree from New York University in Art and Social Change. Chenits has shared the stage with the likes of The Roots Common, Erykah Badu, KRS-ONE, A Tribe Called Quest, Xzibit and has done work with the legendary Last Poets.
In Narratives in Music, Chenits will guide participants through a exploration of how great songs come from stories. Participants will learn how to listen to music deeper and use music in their own journey as a source of inspiration and purpose.
Social Media & Your Story
Sammy D., inspirational speaker | Thursday July 31st
Sammy Davis is an inspirational speaker of positive thinking and conscious living. Her teachings are rooted in mindfulness, authenticity and letting go of the need to be perfect, tenets of modern wisdom she shares with the world via social media and her day-by-day expression of self.
In Social Media & Your Story, Sammy Davis will give inspiring examples and tips on how to share and shape your story through social media. Participants will learn how to use social media to communicate not just what you are doing, but to remember who you are being while doing it.
Comedy as Storytelling
Brett Sanders, comedic artist | Monday August 4th
Brett Sanders is a comedy writer who has embraced social media creating stronger abdomens across the Internet with his brilliant and inappropriate wit. As the writer and producer of two acclaimed webisodes, Brett has garnered praise from Vibe.com, Collegehumor.com, to cultural critics such as Joan Morgan.
In Comedy as Storytelling, Brett demonstrates how being funny boils down to sharing a good story. We all enjoy a good laugh. It helps you win over and influence people, right? Learn from a comedian how you can appreciate the stories in comedy and how to be a little more humorous when sharing a funny tale.
Branding & Storytelling
Kamau Z. Akabueze, brand strategist | Tuesday August 5th
Kamau has led strategy, creative and campaign development as an agent for or employee of American Express, Toyota, AND1, Nike/Brand Jordan, Verizon, Microsoft, General Mills, P&G, Coca-Cola, BMG, Edelman PR Worldwide, GMR Marketing, Cadbury Schweppes, Burrell Communications, Momentum Worldwide and more.
In Storytelling & Branding, participants will gain insight on the essential component of branding – story. Whether you are starting a blog, planning a gala, or developing a campaign – story is at the core of connecting people in a meaningful way. Participants will walk away understanding why brands are successful using story and how to use narration in your own endeavors.
$15 per workshop or $60 for the week