Join us for Performance Prep this Thursday, March 18 from 5:30-6:30PM ET with Speaker Development Curator Cloe Shasha Brooks! Performing virtually has become a new art form in a way—one that allows your work and your voice to reach thousands of viewers around the world! We will be airing pre-recorded Girls Write Now Live episodes this spring. Though recording a video isn’t quite the same as walking up to a podium in front of an audience, it’s just as important to prepare for your performance! Attend this session for feedback on your reading with a small group.
Cloe Shasha Brooks is TED’s Speaker Development Curator, where she finds speakers for TED’s stage, video, and podcast programs. She oversees TED’s pool of speaker nominations that come in from all over the world, and hosts a regular global idea search designed to find new TED speakers. Cloe curates in a variety of fields, with an international focus on culture, social justice, literature, and humor. She works with speakers to develop and write their talks, diving deep into their research to help them communicate their ideas with impact. She also hosts sessions and conducts interviews. Cloe’s background is in journalism and cognitive psychology. She has contributed articles to ABC News and HuffPost, and wrote weekly news features for the Middlebury College newspaper for four years. As a queer Arab Jew, Cloe seeks to bring out our shared humanity among cultural, political, and ideological differences. She cares deeply about providing a platform for ideas from marginalized voices. She is passionate about writing, dance, music, the outdoors, family time, and building queer community. She grew up in New York City and Paris, and currently lives in Brooklyn and the Catskills with her spouse and their many houseplants.