Unboxed: A Digital Storytelling Workshop for LGBTQ+ Folks

Program Description

Event Details

How do you tell the story of your life? Who gets to hear it and how will it live on? What stories of discovery, identity, and self could you tell to a folks in a different generation? Storytelling is a way to make sense and make meaning. Now it’s your turn to take the seat of storyteller. 

Join other LGBTQ+ older adults and youth in this facilitated workshop in which you will learn digital storytelling techniques; discover, craft and share your story; and get to hear the stories of others.

This three-day workshop is presented by StoryCenter, which supports individuals in using storytelling and participatory media for reflection, education, and social change.

Check out this example of a digital story: The Good Fight

There will be one virtual pre-session on November 12th from 11AM to 12 PM

And there will be three in-person workshop sessions from 10 AM to 6 PM on:

  • Sunday, Nov. 20
  • Monday, Nov. 21
  • Tuesday, Nov. 22

You will receive a $250 stipend for your participation. You must be able to attend all of the sessions.

TO APPLY, COMPLETE THIS FORM: Unboxed Application 2022

Your facilitators will be:

Jonny Chang photoJonny Chang: A recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Jonny is a creative writer, performer, budding musical producer, filmmaker, sound designer, artist, and change-maker. He is an advocate for diversity in the arts and is passionate about ensuring more people of color, people on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, women, and other marginalized groups are given platforms for their voices on- and off-screen. He hopes to one day become a full-time artist, while lending his expertise to the next generation. He reps the 510 to the fullest and enjoys watching the sunset. BA, Communication Arts and English Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Holly McClelland photoHolly McClelland: Holly is a graphic designer, filmmaker, editor, and expert rock skipper living in Denver. Since joining StoryCenter as a facilitator in 2012, she survived cancer– all the while keeping her sense of humor. Holly played a big role in a storytelling project with the Positive Women’s Network in Colorado, holding space for women living with HIV. She is passionate about ensuring more people on the LGBTQ+ spectrum are supported with story work and making sure their voices are listened to. She is a Denver native and enjoys spending time in the woods on skis, listening to the sounds of the forest. She has her BFA in Graphic Design and Painting from Colorado State University.

This program is a joint project of the Denver Public Library, StoryCenter, and LinkAGES. It is generously funded by Centura Health and Equity Advancement Fund.

Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability: DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

Automated voice-to-text captioning is available for all virtual programs. Need help getting set up?