Remixing Stories

Workshop by the Civic Imagination Project

"We are the stories

we tell ourselves."

Joan Didion

1. ICEBREAKER

Part 1: Why stories matter:

 

Stories can motivate us.

Stories help us find connections to others.

Stories can ultimately help us take action around issues that matter to us.

 

 

1. ICEBREAKER

Part 2: Reflection Prompts:

 

What popular stories have been meaningful in your life?

 

Share one of these stories that could be inspirational at this time.

 

 

1. ICEBREAKER

Part 3: Story Indicators:

Identify a Story from a wide Variety of Sources:

           1.A story that originated in your region, country, culture, or town.

           2.A story that has a long cultural tradition behind it.

           3.A story from your childhood or from your current friendships

           4.It could be a movie, a play, a song, a comic, a myth, etc.

  

Choose a Story:

           1.A story that resonates with you and/or your community

           2.A story that could inspire people towards a future they want




3. INSPIRING STORIES

Part 1: Writing Prompts

 

Focus on the story’s details and why it matters to you.

Write your inspiring story down using the following detail prompts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. INSPIRING STORIES

Part 2: Details for your Story:

 

            1. Title of your story:

            2. Main characters:

            3. Place and time period:

            4. Challenges or events:

            5. Ending:

            6. Why is this story inspiring to you?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. CREATING REMIXED STORIES

Part 1: Defining 'Remix'

 

Remix means taking existing content (images, videos, songs, etc.) and transforming that content to create your own new work.

 

Many powerful remix works comment on the original work, critiquing it or boosting particular elements.

 

 

 

5. CREATING REMIXED STORIES

Part 2: Identifying Remix Elements

Brainstorm together on a new “remixed” story

that uses some element of each of your stories.

 

Possible Elements:

                                1. Themes

                                2. Characters

                                3. Plot

                                4. Locations

 

 

 

5. CREATING REMIXED STORIES

Part 3: Select Remix Elements

Choose key elements for your remixed stories.

 

          Selection Prompts:

               1. Title of new story:

               2. Titles of source stories:

               3. Main characters:

               4. Place and Time:

               5. Challenges or events:

               6. Ending:

               7. Why is this story inspiring to you?

 

 

 

"There is no greater agony

than bearing an untold story inside you."

Maya Angelou

Workshop 'REMIXING STORIES'

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Workshop 'REMIXING STORIES'

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