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  • Sun
    08
    Apr
    2018
    Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018
    Saxe Point, Victoria, BC

    April 8 // May 6 // June 17 // July 8 // August 19: Writers' Refuge in Esquimalt with Deepam Wadds - A full day for those who long to write - skilled or inexperienced - to dive deep into writing practice. The morning begins with muffins and hot drinks, introductions, followed by unique prompts to inspire spilled ink. Participants have the opportunity to share selected pieces of their freshly generated work for supportive feedback.

    After lunch (provided) participants have the afternoon to work on a project, continue working on one of their new pieces or refresh themselves by the Salish Sea at Saxe Point Park. The afternoon concludes with readings of chosen pieces to receive encouraging feedback. For more information: https://wp.me/P5lAix-zp

     

     

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    1:00 - 3:004360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2

    Join award-winning poet Fran Bourassa for a 3-hour writing workshop! Participants will begin by reading an original poem to the class that they feel best represents their style, their voice, their message in a bottle. Using the guidelines for giving feedback provided, participants will offer each other constructive feedback on their work, and a discussion surrounding the craft of poetry will follow.

    In the second portion of the workshop, take inspiration from the diverse artwork on display in ‘Discovery,’ Seymour Art Gallery’s juried exhibition for emerging artists, to create an original poem. Using free-writing exercises, participants will open up their creative voices by silencing their inner critics.

    Anyone who wishes can share their poem during the open mic portion of ‘Poetry Meets Art,’ which takes place the following afternoon at 2 pm. Those who aren’t ready for the spotlight are encouraged to join the audience with appreciation.

    Preparation for Workshop: After registering online, please email your original poem the be edited at the workshop to info@seymourartgallery.com

  • Sat
    18
    Aug
    2018
    8:30 - 5:00 Magnolia Hotel, Victoria, B.C.

    a one-day retreat for fiction writers, featuring five craft presentations (including Sustaining A Series by Laurie R. King); $55 SinC members $75 non-members

    www.sinc-cw.ca/retreat-2018

  • Sun
    19
    Aug
    2018
    2:00 - 4:004360 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2

    Join us for a special event in conjunction with our ‘Discovery’ exhibition for new and emerging artists. Poet Fran Bourassa hosts an afternoon of poetry by talented local writers inspired by the artwork on display. Audience members can participate by reciting their own exhibition-influenced poem during the ‘open mic’ portion of the afternoon.

    Juried by artists Rebecca Chaperon, Pierre Coupey, and Seymour Art Gallery’s curator/director Vanessa Black, ‘Discovery’ is an exhibition that provides exposure to emerging artists. This fresh and eclectic show presents a collection of work by each of the nine exhibiting artists in a variety of media including drawing, painting, ceramics, collage, mixed media, fiber art, and sculpture. Despite this diversity, common themes arise and unlikely relationships are formed throughout the exhibition.

    For more information see:

    https://www.seymourartgallery.com/2018/07/01/august-19-2018/

  • Thu
    23
    Aug
    2018
    2:30 - 4:30 MARY WINSPEAR CENTER, 2243 BEACON AVE, SIDNEY

    Would you like to know more about grant opportunities with the BC Arts Council? Walter Quan from the BC Arts Council will be presenting his seminar and be answering your questions on August 23, at 2:30 PM. It will be a cozy session with a maximum of 18 participants at the Mary Winspear Center in Sidney, BC. Coffee and tea will be served, and a nominal fee will be asked of participants to cover the room rental.

    Register early, to ensure you get a spot!

  • Sat
    06
    Oct
    2018
    Mon
    15
    Oct
    2018
  • Fri
    12
    Oct
    2018
    Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018
    9:00 am-5:00 pmHollyhock on Cortes Island PO Box 127 Manson's Landing Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0 Canada

    If Shakespeare were alive today, he’d be writing for film and TV. For writers interested in creating a feature script or television pilot and those revising a first draft. Instructor: Governor-General Award winner Peter Behrens
    Visit hollyhock.ca/programinfo/behrens


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