Archive for July, 2007


VOCABLE: Toronto workshop

July 22, 2007

Ciara Adams and I will run a writing+sounding workshop in Toronto next month. Details below!

On August 12, 2007, Decadent Rare and Theatre Commutiny will present VOCABLE, a multidisciplinary arts workshop facilitated by Ciara Adams and a.rawlings. We will share warm-ups and creation exercises we use to develop individual and collaborative art. This is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your curiosity, creativity, and passion.

Participants will be invited to engage in writing exercises, breath and voice work, and improvisation. Open to anyone aged 18+.

Workshop material will explore:

  • the importance of warm-up in literary, theatrical, sound, and movement-based practices;
  • how body awareness and being present can benefit the creative process;
  • how to harness improvisation and collaboration as creation tools;
  • writing exercises, voice and breath-control technique, and interdisciplinary vocabulary development;
  • blending art forms to create dynamic work, with an emphasis on innovation and invention;
  • focus on the body as a primary starting point for creation.

DATE: Sunday, August 12, 2007
TIME: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LOCATION: The Theatre Centre, #100 – 1087 Queen Street West
COST: $100
TO REGISTER OR FOR INFO: E-mail 50% registration fee due before workshop to confirm participation.
NOTE: Wear comfortable clothing for light movement. Bring writing journal and pens/pencils with you. We will have two ten-minute breaks and an hour for lunch.


Whispering Tree

July 20, 2007

If you’re in Toronto, treat yourself to a Toronto Islands visit and check out The Whispering Tree, a sound-art installation by Lori Beckstead and Dave Rose. There’s a nice article with event details at eye. I had the pleasure of befriending Dave and Lori and chatting about their project while at a sound ecology retreat last March, and am greatly looking forward to experiencing its reality.


review: strange alchemy @ scream

July 6, 2007

Eva’s blog, Eastern Blot, reports on the findings of The Scream Literary Festival‘s science and poetry panel.


450,000 year-old moth DNA

July 6, 2007

Greenland ice-core sample nets scientists 450,000 year-old moth DNA and the confirmation that Greenland was once, in fact, green.


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