The Power of Place: Making a Communal Memory Map

In this two-afternoon workshop, presented by the Atwater Writers Exhibition, participants will paint, draw, stitch, and/or appliqué details of a place that evokes personal memories: an old cinema, your grandmother's garden, or another remembered place that is important to you. We will provide a recycled paint tarp for background, as well as art supplies. Come prepared to share your stories of your chosen place: we will talk with each other while we make a communal tapestry for display at the Atwater Library. Bring any meaningful fabric scraps or other material you might wish to include in your part of the memory map  (and don't mind leaving as part of the communal artwork). No sewing or artistic experience necessary.

Workshop leader Kathleen Winter has written novels, short stories, and an Arctic travel memoir. She has lived in the UK, Newfoundland, and Verdun. She has worked with young people and elders, making folk textile pieces that celebrate memory, place, and personal story.

FREE but registration required: [email protected]

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

April 04, 2020 at 2:00pm - 2pm
Atwater Library and Computer Centre
1200 Atwater Ave
Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4
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Elise Moser ·

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