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Voices United: Collaborative Storytelling is an intensive creative brainstorm and workshop that fuses our collective voices as a means of writing compelling narratives that reveal our fantasies, sociopolitical desires, and aesthetic as a unique group of artists in the world. We will demystify the building blocks of storytelling by engaging with and responding to multi-media writing prompts and drills. Then, once our group lexicon is agreed upon, together we will write (word-for-word) poems, memes, and flash fiction that bring to light and artfully illustrate the issues most relevant to our collective. 

Ricky Tucker, the facilitator, is a writer of literature, advertising, and teleplays. He is Senior Writer for The New School's in-house ad firm, having conceptualized and written defiant, award-winning international campaigns for television, print, radio, and the wild. He was a 2017 LAMBDA Literary Emerging Writers fellow and has published interviews and essays for the Paris Review and Public Seminar, among others. His upcoming book And the Category Is… Inside New York’s Vogue/House/Ballroom Community is due for a 2021 release by Penguin/Random House.  

Note: This program is offered through the African American Heritage Center (AAHC), housed at the Macon Library. AAHC programs are open to anyone, and everyone, interested in celebrating, exploring, and discussing the African Diaspora. If you have questions please contact the host, Sheena at [email protected]  

This AAHC virtual program will take place via Zoom. For optimal participation, you will need either a computer with audio and webcam or a telephone. A link and number to access the meeting will be sent to registrants one hour before the meeting, so please keep an eye out for the email (and check your spam folder if you don't see it!).  

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