"China Remixed" Story Slam
April 2017, Indiana University Bloomington
April 25, 7:30 pm
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Doors open at 7:00 pm
April 23, 2-4pm
Hodge Hall room 3046
This semester, IU’s Society for Inter-Cultural Understanding is partnering with the Arts and Humanities Council to put on a China Remixed Story Slam! We are writing to invite people to participate as speakers in this event, which will take place from 7-9pm on April 25th (Tuesday) at the Mathers Museum. Our purpose is to showcase both international students’ academic and social experiences at IU and domestic students’ experiences related to China, whether in the U.S. or abroad. Through this event, we hope to highlight students’ abilities in cross-cultural communication. This is a great opportunity for you to not only share your story with a wider audience but can also serve to enhance your public speaking skills and resumes.
Speakers will have the opportunity to develop and rehearse their stories through two separate workshops prior to the story slam. Each speaker is given 5 minutes to share their story. The workshop will be led by the Arts and Humanities Council storytelling team and will introduce students to the basics of live storytelling. Students will work in small groups and one-on-one with instructors, learning to shape their personal experiences into well-crafted stories. The slam will take place later that week and is open to the public.
Food and drinks will be provided the night of the story slam. This can be an eye-opening experience for everyone involved, and we look forward to hearing your stories!
* Stories should be TRUE stories from your own life.
* While we appreciate good writing, this isn’t an essay contest. We want to work with students who feel passionately about their stories and who are excited to craft stories they can share with others.
* Think big or think small – be funny or serious - just be sincere about your life and the story you want to share. Tell us what emotions you felt, and what you learned.
Click the link below and submit your application! Students must apply by midnight April 17th.
Students will be contacted by April 18th to confirm their space in the workshop.