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“The Stories We Share” Poetry Workshops

November 16, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CST

Behind every social injustice story lies the possibility for change. In an era of media over-saturation, divisiveness, and declining humaneness, a well-told story has the power to inspire and induce action. But how do we write such testimonies? How do we activate a jaded public?

Free poetry workshops at the Samuel Bak Museum and Learning Center will help to address these questions. After a tour of the Museum’s current exhibition Flight & Hope, participants will discuss the themes presented and explore how they would present their own experiences of trauma, displacement, hope, and/or survival.

Registration for these workshops is required, and spots are limited. For more information, and to register, visit https://events.unomaha.edu/event/stores_we_share

Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m. Dr. Todd Robinson will focus on elegy and survival.

Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m. Ms. Sharmila Seyyid will focus on writing and reading for recovery.

The poetry workshop session on Nov. 30 with Dr. Lisa Fay Coutley will focus on trauma and healing in the context of domestic violence and is by invitation only through the WCA and UNO Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the event, please contact SBMLC at [email protected]. . November 30 at 5:30 PM (limited to 20 participants).


Samuel Bak Museum: The Learning Center (UNO)
2289 S 67th St
Omaha, NE 68106 United States
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