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Get Lit: Telling the Whole Story with Rachel Egboro

Date(s): Thursday, September 3, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Arizona Time
Genre and Form(s): African American, Race, Storytelling
Cost: Free

About this Event

Spirited Conversation. Literary Culture. Normally every 1st Thursday at Valley Bar. Online During COVID-19.

This MonthTelling the Whole Story with Rachel Egboro

What does it mean to tell a whole story? Why don't we tell the whole story? Who has the right to tell someone else's story? What kind of stories do we tell about people different from ourselves? What kind of stories do we tell about ourselves?

Thursday, September 3, 2020. 7 pm Arizona Time. Get Lit.

Please note: while this event is free and open to the public, you must register through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. Space is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Attendance may be capped at 30 guests in order to allow everyone the opportunity to speak. Registrations do not guarantee or reserve seats. The Zoom link will be sent two days and two hours before the meeting. If you have any questions or require different forms of access, please reach out to Marketing and Outreach Specialist Jake Friedman at

About the Author

Photograph of Rachel Egboro

Rachel Egboro is a storyteller and founder of The Whole Story, a platform for Black people and their stories. Inspired by the power of personal stories, Rachel launched the Whole Story in 2017 as racial tensions continued to rise in America. Through a one-on-one story-mining process, Rachel cultivates personal and relatable stories from the Black community. In partnership with Phoenix Art Museum, Rachel created a space where the audience can authentically connect with Black stories on a level deeper than the skin.