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The Story


If you want to understand a culture, understand its stories.


If you want to change a culture, change its stories.


Welcome to the Small Press Expo, where artists and storytellers are changing culture, one story at a time.


This documentary series takes a look at the challenges, obstacles, and rewards of crafting new stories and redefining our cultural vision for whose stories are heard.

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Marjee Chmiel is an award-winning, multi-media creator who has worked with the Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic, and PBS. She has published and spoken extensively on the topic of learning and media. Her doctorate focused on user-generated media. In 2011, she published Luci's Let Down, a graphic novel about the struggles of creativity, real-life, and heartache from the perspective of Western civ's greatest villain. 


With an undergraduate degree in chemistry and a PhD in social science research, Marjee feels strongly that the most important truths can be found in the arts and that is the subject of her scholarship as well as creative work.  


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