Thursday, November 4, 2010

Twin Cities Daily Planet Fall Media Forum and Storytelling Slam: Storytelling and Beyond

Sure, the Twin Cities Daily Planet is hosting their Fall Media Forum on the same day as our upcoming and amazing Minnesota Rising 2010 Un/Conference, but we won't hold it against them. In fact, it's in our nature to collaborate and help highlight the best of what our state has to offer in engaging Minnesotans to become active citizens. If for some unimaginable reason, the Un/Conference isn't the thing for you, we recommend you check out the Fall Media Forum on Saturday, November 13. (But seriously, you should come to the Un/Conference!)

Social media and the web are transforming the age-old process of creating the news, sharing stories and building (or breaking) consensus. The public is invited to the Twin Cities Media Alliance's sixth annual Citizen Media Forum, where we will explore Story Telling and Beyond: New Tools for Participation. Featured presenters include founder Lisa Williams, spoken word artist and storyteller Tish Jones, photographer Wing Young Huie, national story slam champion Nancy Donoval, and videographers Chuck Olsen and Allison Herrera.

The forum will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to be followed by a Happy Hour and Storytelling Slam from 3:15 to 5:30 at The Old Pub (formerly Kieran's), 330 2nd Ave. S. Plans for the Happy Hour / Storytelling Slam are not finalized; please check back for details.

To register, click here.

Presented in collaboration with MELSA. This program is funded by money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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