“Stories Come to Life,” a grant-funded language arts workshop, expands this year to reach more than 600 Durham students at Neal, Lowe’s Grove and James E. Shepard middle schools.

In the residency, students learn how to put experiences from their own lives into writing. The stories can be tragic, joyous or anything in between, so long as they’re true. Students are coached along the way by Emmy© award-winning journalist, actress, and CAPS Teaching Artist Anita Woodley. Read full press release here.

Stories Come To Life interview from Durham Arts Council on Vimeo.

Stories Come to Life is sponsored by the Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation, Duke Doing Good in the Neighborhood, Durham Public Schools and the Durham Arts Council Annual Arts Fund.