Date(s) - Sunday, April 7th
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Everyone has a story of resistance to tell. As large as being a WWII partisan to as individual as standing up to a school-yard bully or battling an inner demon. Join the storytelling professionals from Ex Fabula who celebrate the power of true and personal stories to find your story.
Using the theme “Untold Stories of Resistance” you will be guided by Ex Fabula coach, Karen Kolberg, through a series of interactive activities. Working in small groups, you’ll learn effective storytelling skills, connect with other storytellers, and let your voice be heard.
Six storytellers will be invited to share their stories on stage at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee’s very own StorySlam on May 23. More info about the StorySlam coming soon.
RSVP Deadline: Thursday, April 4th
About Ex Fabula: Ex Fabula strengthens community bonds through the art of true, personal storytelling. Ex Fabula, which is Latin for “from stories”, presents storytelling workshops, StorySlams and Community Collaborations where people listen to each other, feel heard, and grow in empathy and understanding. Special projects like the Ex Fabula Fellowship, the Puente Project, and Equal Access use personal stories to address the factors that divide us, and Ex Fabula Radio on 89.7 WUWM extends the reach of powerful stories told by community members.
Karen Kolberg was instrumental in the creation of the curriculum for the very first Ex Fabula workshop; most recently, she has become one of the coaches for the Ex Fabula Fellowship. In addition to coaching, she volunteers on the Programming Committee.
Karen earned a Professional Training and Development Certificate from the University of Minnesota and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Education. Karen is a co-founder of ComedySportz and has been an artist-in-residence for Milwaukee Public Schools. Formerly the Associate Director of FMT (now called Milwaukee Public Theater) Karen created and performed a one-woman comedy show, plus wrote over forty original productions, including a full-length musical, “BLT: Bag Lady Tendencies.” She has performed spiritual poetry (Ladinsky’s renditions of Hafiz) throughout Milwaukee. As president of her own company, KJK Enterprises, she has brought her workshops on creativity, communication, leadership and stress management to universities and Fortune 500 companies throughout the country, reaching over 100,000 people. She has been called a “dynamic enter-trainer”.
Sponsored by Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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