Saturday, October 29, 2011

PodPlay Workshop October 2011

For two weekends in October I went on a fabulous PodPlay Workshop, facilitated by the wonderful Jan Derbyshire. A collaboration between Neworld Theatre and Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture.

 'PodPlays is a hybrid of technology and performance and combines sound, story and text. Load PodPlays onto your portable media player, then step outside where the plays become a soundtrack to life on the streets of Vancouver.' (Neworld Theatre).

Playwrights choose a location and use cues from the urban or natural environment to write a play, often musing on life's large or small questions.

Six of us participated in the workshop, recording first draft readings of our short plays, and then we all went on the PodPlays route to check out the results. Marvelous! We wrote on topics as varied as a missing cat, lost love,  life and death, justice and judgment and two a collaborative poem inspired by Occupy Vancouver. Photos here.

You can check out Jan Derbyshire's Westend PodPlay Dog of your understanding, and other PodPlays commissioned for Vancouver's 125 year anniversary on the Neworld Theatre PodPlay site.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Oct 22 2011 8pm Emerge Book Launch

Sat Oct 22 8pm - 10.30pm , Emerge Book Launch and Reading

Room 2555, World Art Centre

149 West Hastings (enter of Cordova St.)

The Writer's Studio at SFU presents the 2011 student anthology, Emerge, edited by Hiromi Goto.

Students will read from their new work, fiction, non-fiction, poetry. Meg will read verse and prose poetry on relationships in a writers life.

Doors Open 7:30pm

Suggested Donation $10
Door Prize*

Special Launch Price for the Book
This event will be followed by a cash bar reception.

*Free Creative Writing Course from the Writing and Communications Program at SFU

Read more about what I and others have to say about  The Writer's Studio course at SFU, at the blog of SmarttNet who kindly sponsored the printing of the book launch program and video of the event.

Register online if you can for catering purposes.

Act Your Age!? Screens Oct 20 2011

Act You Age!? screens Thurs Oct 20, 7pm - 9.30pm

Qmunity Generations: 1033 Davie, Room 103
1033 Davie St, Room 103, Buzz 103
Vancouver, British Columbia
Entry by donation. 
Wheelchair Accessible.

Part of Qmunity's LOC DOC series. Documentaries by local filmmakers, who attend the screening. Director Meg Torwl, and some of the films participants will be in attendance for a discussion after the screening. 

10 women aged 16 to 80 talk candidly about age, ageing, ageism, beauty, disability, friends, lovers. Music by Mik Syroid.

More info and Map here.