Story Booth: Fostering a community of young artists and writers with Crosstown Arts

By July 5, 2016Community Education

Crosstown Arts is dedicated to cultivating a creative, Memphis community by providing resources, opportunities, and experiences where innovative and expressive minds can connect. Their program, story booth, is devoted “to helping young people in Memphis (aged 10-18) develop their own voices through creative and expository writing and other free project-based art workshops.”

ctown6The workshops serve as a space where students can collaborate with professional artists and trained volunteers to develop their own creative processes. From initial inspiration to project and piece development, participants are able improve upon their passions and showcase their craft to the public.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • July 11th-15th: Film Workshop+Film Festival
  • July 25th-29th: Zine Workshop+Zine Fest
  • July 6th & 20th: Write Lab

Click here to learn more about their upcoming workshops! 

ctown3In addition to workshops, story booth also hosts field trips focusing on book making and creative writing for middle and high school students, and in-school workshops at Humes Preparatory Academy, New Hope Academy (6th grade), Snowden Middle School, and Northside High School.

To further enrich the literary culture in the city, story booth also emphasizes on literary programming. Whether it be hosting writing workshops, promoting their community lending library, partnering with award winning editors, or partnering with Laurelwood Booksellers and Burke’s Book Store to bring acclaimed writers to the city, story booth serves as a resource to connect a diverse range of writers and readers.

ctown4Check out the next Visiting Writer Series featuring Donald Ray Pollock upon the release of his newest  novel, The Heavenly Table. 

Follow story booth on Facebook for upcoming events!