Communication and Media Studies
Dennis Gilbert M.F.A.
The Telling Room is a nonprofit writing center in Portland that helps young writers ages 6 to 18 build confidence, strengthen literacy skills, and provide real opportunities for students to display their creativity for audiences. Every year they approach creative writing through a unique theme to help keep young writers engaged. Their anthology’s theme this year is COLORS. Colors can symbolize and illustrate various aspects of life including human emotion, energy levels, and cultural phenomena. Using the connection between color and creativity, we have embarked on a project to produce a series of six short videos based on the colors of the rainbow in partnership with Telling Room students, staff, and volunteers. By documenting Telling Room students in their creative journeys, we will unveil the creative color stored within their written pieces and the writing process. Our goal is to have these videos ready for the Telling Room's Big Night fundraising event in May, and to help the program and the writers unveil their collective rainbow.
Poag, Ryan and Gonsior, Meaghan, "TELLING ROOM: Color in Action" (2018). Thinking Matters Symposium Archive. 150.
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