The Page with Ears Open -- A Spoken Word Workshop

Dive into the creation of literature and orature using mystical, poetic and neo-futurist tools. Be prepared to write fresh autobiographical work and perform it using the voice and body as instruments of stardom in space. Ideal for extroverted introverts and writers who can't sit still, all experience levels are welcome. The skills sharpened here can be applied to any professional setting -- whether in the arts or beyond. Requirements: pen and paper or laptop, relaxed clothing, bottle of water. 

Participants in this workshop are encouraged to attend the FREE critical talk and performance, "Bodies in Lyric" on Friday, January 31 (the day before) as part of the workshop experience. It will provide a foundation of ideas and examples for Saturday's work. See details in listing for "Bodies in Lyric."

Workshop leader Tanya Evanson is an Antiguan-Canadian writer and performer from Tiotià:ke/Montreal.  She has presented spoken word in over a dozen countries, released four studio albums and two videopoems, and is program director of The Banff Centre Spoken Word residency. In addition to work in journals and anthologies, her two published poetry collections are Bothism (Ekstasis 2017) and Nouveau Griot (Frontenac 2018). She moonlights as a whirling dervish.

Registration required: [email protected]

This two-part event is taking place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Kanien'keha:ka.

Generously supported by the Community Cultural Action Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

February 01, 2020 at 10:30am - 4:30pm
Atwater Library and Computer Centre
1200 Atwater Ave
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4
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Elise Moser ·

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