Dates Showing: August 17th - August 30th
Workshop: August 18th 2012 3:30-4:30pm
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DIY Poetry Stations at Resolution Gallery
DIY poetry stations are free for everyone on the streets of downtown Kensington, in Market Collective and at Resolution Gallery from 11:00am to 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, 2012.
Poetry Webs and Poetry Crosswords Wonder if you can come up with the proper inspiration to write your own poem? You can easily in these two DIY stations. Take your inspiration from someone else's poem. Large pieces of paper will line the wall of this hip Kensington Gallery, grab a marker, circle a word or a phrase and from it branch off and write your own poetic leg
People's Poetry Festival erotica workshop at Resolution Art Gallery Saturday August 18 3:30-4:40pm The slip of words across the page, lust and longing in each phrase... poetry is often the perfect medium for erotic writing. Writing about desire, fantasy and identity can be challenging and rewarding, and this workshop will be a safe space to stretch into new and exciting expressions. Tiffany Sostar (owner of Writing in the Margins and The Smutty Story Circle) will facilitate this queer-friendly, gender-inclusive writing workshop. All styles of poetry are welcome, and all experience levels.
The Festival The People’s Poetry Festival is a 3-day event held in Kensington, Calgary, Alberta. The festival combines poetry, spoken word and visual art to bring you three glorious days of celebrating street poetry in Cow Town. Throughout the year, we also hope to hold a number of events – from our book launch, to poetry readings and the occassional poetry bash or four – but the crux of our being happens in August, when the sun is high and hot above us, and the streets are primed for a little poetic lovin’. The totally free, three-day festival includes a kick-off event Friday evening to introduce the appointed People’s Poet of Honor. The next two, full days – Saturday and Sunday - are filled with Poetic Graffiti walks – our (not-so) patented outdoor art show that combines a poet’s words with a visual artist’s vision, tucked between buildings and down sidestreets in Kensington – a variety of DIY poetry stations – where you, too, can prevent poetic apathy – and a host of live, open mic and scheduled readings from the People’s Poet of Honor and other great headliners. We also throw in a few workshops and lectures for your enjoyment, including an event hosted at the Central Library, and leave PPF-branded jars lying around your favorite Kensington pubs and coffee shops, so that you too can take part by writing a little napkin or coaster poetry! For more information on the upcoming 2012 festival, check out our 2012 Festival page.