online event; only open to Mentees & Mentors in Writing 360
From viral dance trends, to cooking videos, to life advice, TikTok is a virtual world of varying perspectives. But how does one even go about making a TikTok? In this workshop, Girls Write Now Fellow and Teaching Artist, Dacia Green, will cover all the basics of directing, shooting and editing a TikTok video. This workshop is an accessible entry into the world of audio-visual storytelling. Participants will learn what elements are involved in compelling audio-visual storytelling, and have the opportunity to create a captivating 30s TikTok story of their own from the perspective of an object near and dear to them! No camera? No microphone? No editing software? No problem! The only thing needed for this workshop is a smart phone, the TikTok app, and a bit of imagination.
Vahni Kurra (she/hers) hails from disparate parts of the American Midwest with roots in Southern India. She recently earned a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Kenyon College, where she co-edited Hika, Kenyon’s oldest, student-run literary magazine. Vahni’s work centers on themes of displacement, and her personal essay, “Banana Republic,” was published in Oyster River Pages. She is currently the book review editor for Sweet: A Literary Confection. Vahni has always been a strong advocate for the rights of women and trans* folks, as she has interned for NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and helped facilitate a peer support program for Kenyon students impacted by sexual assault. Vahni is excited to blend her passions for gender equality and creative writing as she works with Girls Write Now to ensure that all mentees have the same opportunities that she did to pursue their artistic and personal dreams.
Writing 360 Mentees & Mentors are required to attend one Writing 360 Saturday Workshop per month. Of course, you can always attend two workshops in a month if you’d like!