A Fierce Kind of Love Storytelling Workshops

6 Feb - 13 Apr 2016
10am - 12pm
Various Locations


The cast of A Fierce Kind of Love in rehearsal. Courtesy of Temple University's Institute on Disabilities.


Participants of the Fierce Kind of Love Storytelling Workshop. Photo by John Flak.

In conjunction with the Center-funded project A Fierce Kind of Love: Connecting Communities through Story and Dialogue, the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University and First Person Arts host a series of six storytelling workshops. Through writing exercises and creative storytelling prompts, participants will develop personal stories and connect with others through shared experiences. The workshop series culminates with Sib Slam on April 13, an event in which participants can share their stories onstage.

A Fierce Kind of Love is a year-long, multi-phase exploration of the stories—both large and intimate—of Pennsylvania's Intellectual Disability Rights Movement, and celebrates the struggle, activism, and fierce love that fuels the desire for dignity. The project will culminate in a new play by theater artist Suli Holum and director David Bradley.

Participants must be 18 years or older. For a full schedule of workshops, visit the Institute on Disabilities' website.