A blessing during these tumultuous months has been connecting with high schoolers all over the world to help them tell their stories for college application essays.
A student recently reached out to request a last look at the personal statement he started in one of my summer workshops. It was a pleasure to read his words again.
His response to my feedback a much needed bright light.
Best wishes to all the hardworking students (and parents!) out there hitting “SEND” in the upcoming weeks.
Top: Calvin S. Cato and Bottom: Nicole Shawan Junior swap stories in Ep 54.
Top: Charlotte Marchant and Bottom: Nancy Agabian swap stories in Ep 55
What a blast teaming up with Lambda Literary to produce our first virtual No, YOU Tell It! show, which was also an official 2020 Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event.
Episode 54 follows a comic finding a new side to himself when he pretends to be someone else in Florida and two lovers who seek comfort in each other’s sanitized arms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Episode 55 features a dad who escapes quarantine and a platonic prison relationship!
We also asked each storyteller that if we, the listeners, wished to summon them directly to our room what three items might we place in a magic circle to do so. As you see and will hear, a wide variety of ingredients are needed to complete the spell!
Give a listen to these dynamic story swaps on the No, YOU Tell It! podcast. Available at noyoutellit.com and all the podcasting places.
Honored to have spent the last couple of weeks with these fantastic storytellers as we worked together to developed their true-life tales inspired by the theme “Coming & Going” on the page.
No, YOU Tell It! “Coming & Going” Crew
Join us tonight at 7:30 as they trade tales and take the virtual stage to tell each other’s stories.
Click here for show program and all the info on how to join us via Zoom!
Looks like my next life episode is “The One Where Kelly Jean Produces a Virtual Show for the Brooklyn Book Festival.”
No, YOU Tell It! is once again teaming up with Lambda Literary for a night of queer storytelling. The theme? “Coming & Going” Save the date: September 30th at 7:30!
Click here for more info.
Photo: Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images
My timeline stopped five months ago on March 10, 2020.
Today, my personal essay “Google Maps Basically Thinks I’m Dead” was featured by
Human Parts on Medium.
Click here to read. Feel free to share. Please wear a mask.
Nothing informs your story like hearing someone else perform your story.
True-Life Tales with a Twist!
Come trade true tales in this intimate, interactive workshop inspired by my series No, YOU Tell It! Hosted by the Gloucester Writers Center.
Saturday, Aug 1 from 10 am- 12:30 pm via Zoom.
Click here to learn more and grab your spot!
I have a few private coaching spots available in August.
Know any high school students looking for support writing their college admissions essay?
Summerfuel Virtual Campus PHOTO CREDIT: SHAHAR AZRAN (Instagram ShaharAzran1)
Summerfuel’s virtual college admissions preparation program is extending into August!!
Click here to learn more.
High school students receive support navigating college admissions while connecting with peers from all over the globe. So far, I’ve had the honor of helping students who are in Romania, Russia, Venezuela, and various states in the US, including Puerto Rico, share in the value of their life experience as we find and focus their college essay.
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Art: MRCokeley Design
Happy Birthday, Patrick Stewart! Last fall, I had the honor of writing about how the iconic Jean-Luc Picard is my hero –
in any time period.
Click here to read . The Strength of Jean-Luc Picard on Humungus
Follow @SirPatStew on Twitter for #ASonnetADay. His 80th Sonnet came on the eve of his 80th birthday.
Please wear a mask for all the reasons but if for no other reason than to keep Sir Patrick Stewart safe!
I was pleased we could write about small moments that made a big impact on our lives. Before this class, I didn’t think I had anything that was “good enough” for my college essay.
Looking forward to Session II of my college admissions essay writing workshop with Summerfuel Virtual, which starts today.
What an honor to help a whole new group of rising seniors find the value in their stories.