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Chazen Museum of Art | Storytelling Workshop

October 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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One event on October 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Would you like your story to be part of an exhibition at the Chazen? Tap into your inner storyteller and join Jen Rubin and Takeyla Benton for a two-part workshop where you will learn the basics of how to find, craft, and present stories that pull from your personal connections using artworks in the upcoming exhibition Companion Species as inspiration. We will discuss the five main elements of a story and how to discover them. By learning dynamic storytelling elements, you will gain the tools to craft short stories out of everyday experiences. Participants will learn how to turn a personal anecdote into a story that illuminates a central truth about your life. This will be an interactive workshop with a mixture of mini-lecture, 1:1 dialogue, and small group work. After the workshop, a small selection of stories will be chosen for inclusion in the exhibition, which runs from October 19th, 2021–January 9th, 2022.
Read more about the exhibition here:
Workshop dates
Part One: Thursday, September 30; 5–7 p.m., Chazen Museum of Art
Part Two: Wednesday, October 6, 5–7 p.m., Chazen Museum of Art
All participants are required to pre-register for this event using the following link:
Participants are required to attend both workshops.
Please prepare to arrive masked and bring paper and a writing utensil of your choice. Workshops will meet on-site at the Chazen Museum of Art, but may move to a virtual setting based on COVID-19 limitations.
Takeyla Benton is a diversity, equity and inclusion analyst and transformative melanated mystic dedicated healing from within. She’s a mom, a writer and storyteller, intuitive tarot reader, Reiki practitioner, guided meditation coach, life coach and then some who is passionate about helping Black and Brown women find their purpose through the pain and reclaim their stories.
Jen Rubin is the executive producer of Love Wisconsin, leads storytelling workshops around Madison, co-produces the Moth StorySlam, and author of We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Store, a Family, and a Neighborhood. Jen is an obsessive maker of mixed tapes, quite possibly the best challah baker in town, and has worked for social change throughout her career.


Chazen Museum of Art
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Madison, WI 53706 United States
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