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Arcs Of Storytelling In The Arts Through Arche's Eyes

Arche Twitty
Arche Twitty
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Arche Twitty

Michael “Arche” Twitty is a storyteller who found his voice in poetry.

A Chattanooga native, Arche is a poet, playwright, actor and educator who helps others to discover - and cultivate - their own voices.

His work on stage and screen ranges from “The Pop-up Project” film “The Light We Share” to Muse of Fire to portraying James Baldwin at the Chattanooga Festival of Black Arts and Ideas.

Arche has also performed as an simulated patient actor for the Arts-Based Collaborative here on our campus, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga - abc@utc - in partnership with the UTC School of Nursing.

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