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Saturday, October 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Before Writing: Telling a Story by Speaking

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Writing developed to convey the spoken language, and yet there are things that it cannot do. What does the spoken word allow us to do in storytelling that is fundamentally different from written stories? What are the overlaps in technique? And what are some of the tricks to creating compelling spoken narratives?

Moderators
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Patricia Wheeler

Patricia is a writer, storyteller, and producer from Hell, Michigan. Her work centers on trauma, relationships, and other lightweight subjects. She is The Moth’s Michigan StorySLAM producer.

Speakers
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Dessa

Dessa is a rapper, writer, speaker, and a proud member of the Minneapolis hip hop collective, Doom.t.ree. The Utne Reader calls her, “A one-woman powerhouse…with a literary sensibility and an aversion to genre clichés.” Her most recent album, Parts of Speech, debuted at #76 on the Billboard charts. As a writer she’s published two collections. Spiral Bound is mostly essays; A Pound of Steam is poetry. (Odds are... Read More →
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Rives

Rives is a poet from NYC. He was a cast member on “HBO’s Def Poetry Jam” and has six talks on TED.com (but who doesn’t?). Rives favors what everybody favors: wordplay, romance, house plants, motorcycles and the National Register of Historic Places.
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Raghav Mehta

Raghav Mehta is an aggressively nervous comedian and writer living and breathing in the frosty metropolis of Minneapolis, MN. He has performed at the prestigious Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, OR and was named one of Growler’s ‘Top 5 MN Comics To Watch’ in 2015. He’s had the pleasure of opening for Maria Bamford, Emo Phillips and Hari Kondabolu and his work has been published in Thought Catalog, City Pages and... Read More →
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Javier Morillo

Javier Morillo is a labor leader, activist, podcaster, writer and storyteller based in Minnesota. In his day job, he is the president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26, which unites close to 6,000 property service workers in the Twin Cities metro area. As president, he leads the organizing, legislative and political activities of the local union representing Minnesota’s union janitors and private security guards. He... Read More →
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Kate Rudd

Kate Rudd, winner of the 2013 Audie and Odyssey Awards for her narration of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars and multiple Audiofile Magazine Earphones award recipient, has narrated over 300 titles across a variety of genres. Kate can be found at katerudd.com.


Saturday October 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 101 DE

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