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TEDxPotomac - Laura Zam - The Collaterally Damaged Project

Laura Zam is a writer, performer, and educator described by The Washington Post as "A name to know." She is best known for her signature blend of hilarity and pathos. Her published work appear in Monologues, Time Out, Prague, Poet Magazine, and others in the United States and abroad. She has created five one-person plays presented at such venues as The Public Theater, The National Theatre, and The National Press Club.Laura is engaged in trauma recovery and international peace building through the use of drama; one notable project is a post-conflict, reconciliation workshop for teens in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is the winner of several awards including the Amiri Baraka Literary Prize.She holds a BA in Theater from Brooklyn College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University, where she has also taught.-----------------------In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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