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OHIO Lancaster Professor Creates Virtual Showcase with Nonprofit

OHIO Lancaster Professor Creates Virtual Showcase with Nonprofit

Kevin Cordi, Assistant Professor of Education and Literacy at Ohio University Lancaster, is participating in the event, Claiming Space: Stories We Carry on March 31 at 7 p.m.

Claiming Space: Stories We Carry is a creative and dynamic storytelling showcase featuring the work of a small and dedicated group of artists and thinkers. The showcase will include unique stories of complexity and staying alive in the era of mass incarnation. This event is a culmination of a months long collaboration between Kevin Cordi, Healing Broken Circles, and The Returning Artists Guild.

In addition to being an Assistant Professor at Ohio University Lancaster,  Dr. Cordi has also coached people in narrative practices around the country and the world. He is the author of Playing with Stories: Story Crafting for Writers, Teachers, and Other Imaginative Thinkers.  (2014, Parkhurst Brothers.)

Healing Broken Circles is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide opportunities to heal, learn, and thrive for those touched by the justice system. They build and operate alternatives to punitive systems of incarceration and deficiency-based social services.

“We can read or listen to the news and think we understand what prison life may be. Worse yet, we can watch television and stereotype the life experience of people wo have served time. However, for the last three months during the Pandemic, I have deeply listened to narratives of people who have been there,” Kevin Cordi said. “They offset the artificial narratives of this experience, instead they tell stories of struggle and resilience. It is an honor to work with these amazing men and women.  Their stories are captivating, powerful, and revealing.”

To attend the live virtual event, register for free at Eventbrite.