“ If you hold a turtle shell to your ear, sometimes you can hear the river crying.”
And if the turtle is un-cooperative, a poem, a story, a theatre sketch held to your ear or eye may speak the heart of rivers, lakes, creeks, wetlands. This day of creative workshops will set about making this truth true. A mini-concert; a short overview presentation on the mending and making ill of our region’s water; and an exhibit of forty plus water-attentive artworks will be the the stimulating gallery context for the workshops.
Workshops in writing poetry, story, and theatre sketches will be led by the amiable and award winning Dennis Cooley (poetry), Debbie Schnitzer, Sally Ito(story) and Scott Douglas (theatre sketches). Talking Water project’s resident artist Bob Haverluck will host the day, giving an overview of the precarious life of our waters.
Each all-day workshop is limited to 12 participants. Folks should pre-register with Connie at the MHC Gallery.
Cost (including pizza lunch, muffins &various coloured liquids): $15.00
Where: Mennonite Heritage Centre Gallery (600 Shaftesbury Boulevard: southwest corner of the Canadian Mennonite University campus)
When: November 30th (09:00-4:00 pm)
Note: Free parking is available beside the gallery.