Take Part in a Student Storytelling Event

What brought YOU to CPCC, or where are YOU going when you’re done? Students from many walks of life have interesting stories of how they came to CPCC, and they will go from here to make all kinds of impacts. Do you want to share your story in front of a live audience? All stories will be 4 to 6 minutes long, and the audience will vote for their favorite one. The winner will receive a prize. If you are interested in sharing your story of how you come to CPCC or where you are going, at this storytelling event, you can email Owen Sutkowski (owen.sutkowski@cpcc.edu) or drop by anytime between noon and 2 p.m., to an interest meeting on Friday, March 23, in Zeiss, Room 1108. Keep in mind, the actual student storytelling event is on Tuesday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Tate Hall, located in the Overcash Building on Central Campus.

Word of Mouth Storytelling: The Sound and the Story

Do you have a song or a sound that recalls a specific memory for you?
Share that memory or story as a 5-7 minute performance in this annual event. “Word of Mouth” is similar to NPR’s storycorp, or the Moth Radio Hour, where you stand up in front of an audience, without notes, to share your personal story. Stories can be funny, inspirational, emotional, tragic or thrilling, all in five minutes.
We encourage an audio clip of the sound or song as the set-up to your story, but it’s not required.
The best stories from the individual campus events will be chosen to perform again during Sensoria on Tuesday, April 8.
Sign-up and get more information here: http://www.cpcc.edu/library/storytelling
Levine Campus
March 25
12:30 p.m.
Central Campus
March 26
LRC 404
Harper Campus
March 27
12:30 p.m.
Harris Campus
March 31
2 p.m.
Student Life
Sponsored by CPCC Library and Student Life

Word of Mouth Storytelling Returns!

This event invites students, faculty, and staff to share their true, personal stories based on this year’s theme, “Stories About Family Photos.”  The event is fun and unpredictable as the audience is invited to participate on the spot! All stories are told live and without notes, and should be about 5-7 minutes.  The first event takes place at Harper Campus, on March 5 at 12:30 p.m.  For more information and direction on registering to participate, visit: www.cpcc.edu/library/storytelling.  Classes are encouraged to attend – and all are encouraged to bring the photo that inspires their story.


Storytelling: Building Community at CPCC

The student body at CPCC is a beautiful mosaic of stories that strengthen and maintain our community, and we encourage you to share your story at an upcoming Word of Mouth event on your campus. Telling your story has the potential to make a Storytellingdifference within the CPCC community by educating, inspiring or entertaining your fellow peers. This storytelling event, sponsored by CPCC Libraries and Student Life, is open to all students, faculty and staff. To read about the stories heard last week at the first Word of Mouth event and to share your thoughts as a listener, or to learn how you can participate in any of the five remaining events, please check the Student Life blog.


Have a Good Story?

Well, here’s your opportunity to share it.  You are invited to Word of Mouth – a CPCC Libraries storytelling event.  The theme of the event is “A Fresh Start,” and we want you to share about a time you had to choose, you started something new in your life, or gotStorytelling a second chance to make things right.  Stories should be about five minutes long and told without notes.  *Ask about extra credit from your instructor for participating!*

Registration is required –REGISTER HERE! There is an event taking place at each campus.

The best stories from each campus event will be retold at Sensoria in April. We can’t wait to hear about your Fresh Start! Please direct questions to Julie.obst@cpcc.edu.