Often as writers, we seek to extend our voice beyond the boundaries of self, hoping to capture and translate the texture of life beyond our skin. Inherent in this work is the omnipresent question: how can I, in the body I live in, bring the stories of others to life in a way that authentically captures their culture, offerings, three dimensional representation and unique perspectives? In this workshop we will investigate the power inherent when other people's stories enter our hands, specifically through the lens of news and creative writing.