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Workshop: Wit, Wisdom and Writing – November 21

Artist in Residency & Mentorship Program

So, you want to be a writer?

Join Carla White on November 21 for Wit, Wisdom and Writing, an interactive ONLINE workshop where participants will work through exercises and discussions to help find the story inside themselves and feel empowered to tell it.

You have a story, many stories, in fact. It is said that 81% of the population feels they have a book in them and want to write it. However, about 5% actually write it and only 1% publish.

Carla will share her sometimes painful, often relevant, and frequently funny experiences as a writer to encourage participants to step into their artistic, creative self.

“Even if you don’t want to write the next bestseller but feel inspired to be a writer, this workshop is for you to explore all aspects of the literary arts.”

Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Wit, Wisdom and Writing is the second workshop from Carla White as part of her work through ACWB’s Artist in Residency & Mentorship Program (AiR). AiR follows the traditional residency model, in which non-local or local professional artists spend time creating work inspired by the environment, culture and people of Wood Buffalo.

Discussion topics include:

  • What stops people from writing
  • Writing as therapy
  • Creative cures for writer’s block and blank page syndrome
  • Publishing 

Artists of all experience levels and disciplines are welcome.

Event Details

Date: November 21, 2020

Time: 1 – 5 p.m. (approx 4 hours)

Location: Online via Zoom

  • Zoom link to be sent to participants registered through Eventbrite

Admission Fees

  • FREE – ACWB Membership Price
  • $30 – General Public (Fee includes a FREE 1-year ACWB membership)

Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Consent to Film:  M’Guphynn Media will be attending to film the workshop for the documentary Sparking Creativity, which follows Carla White’s process through the Artist in Residency & Mentorship Program with ACWB. 

When purchasing tickets through Eventbrite, participants will be requested to check a box to acknowledge that the workshop is being filmed and consent that they may potentially be included in the documentary footage. 

Health & Safety – With consideration for everyone’s health and safety, participants will be required to wear masks for the duration of the workshop and maintain six feet apart.

About the Artist In Residency & Mentorship Program

This iteration of AiR sees Carla White engaging as the Fall 2020 Artist in Residence, and aims to support Carla in developing a script dramatizing the events, demographics, learnings, and community-building that arose out of the 2016 Horse River Wildfire. 

As part of Carla’s journey in the AiR program, she is offering this workshop that support humour, creativity and writing.

Carla’s iteration of AiR will end in a scripted stage reading of her final script. Stay tuned for more updates and details about the stage reading anticipated for December 2020.

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Questions and More Information

For questions or more information, please contact the Artist in Residency Project Coordinator Geoff Jones at