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Untold Stories: Fall Workshop

This intensive writing workshop is part of Untold Stories, a two-part event that aims to bring awareness and healing to survivors of sexual or domestic violence or human trafficking.  

Untold Stories participants

Change your story. 

"No matter where it happens, it impacts us all."  -- 2012 participant

"The Stories We Tell" Testimonial Writing Workshop

October 18-19 2014
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Guided by award-winning writers, R. Clifton Spargo and Anne Ream, this intensive testimonial writing workshop will give pre‐selected survivors of sexual or domestic violence or human trafficking a creative and safe environment to develop their own work of poetry, short fiction, or prose.

Participants will showcase their work in a unique format in order to impact the community through individual testimony. This event is held each fall on the Mount Mary University Campus.  Hear about Untold Stories on WUWM's Lake Effect.
Visit the Wisconsin Humanities Council website to read Rachel Monaco-Wilcox's reflective essay "Durable Goods".

About the Guides

R. Clifton SpargoR. Clifton Spargo is the creator the "Stories We Tell" workshop.  He is the literary adviser for The Voices and Faces Project™. An award‐winning writer, Mr. Spargo is the author of the novel Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and is an Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.




Anne ReamAnne Ream, founder of The Voices and Faces Project™. Anne Ream is a Chicago-based writer and the founder of The Voices and Faces Project™.  Ms. Ream is nationally known for her innovative efforts to improve the lives of women and girls and her passion for changing the status quo through a series of creative, media driven initiatives.

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 "…The only way we can challenge and change the way the world responds to sexual violence is to bring these stories to the attention of the public."   --Anne Ream, Chicago Tribune, December 4, 2011.