- Organizer: Alessandra Naccarato
- Date: May 27
- Start Time: 11 am-3 pm
- Event Length: 4 hours
- Location: Salt Spring Centre of Yoga (Yurt)
- Expires: 17 days, 21 hours
WRITING FOR REWILDING: A workshop with Alessandra Naccarato
Rewilding is the process of nature returning to its original, uncultivated state –a state where unexpected, powerful transformation is possible.
Join acclaimed writer and performer Alessandra Naccarato for a daylong creative writing retreat that seeks the wild within and ventures into the wild unknown. This workshop is designed for new, emerging, and seasoned writers alike, as an opportunity to reset, renew and rewild your creative process.
This workshop will take place on the traditional territory of the TWSANEC First Nations (Tsawout, Tsartlip, Paquachin, Tseycum). We recognize ourselves as visitors to this land with a responsibility to work towards right relationship.
About the Facilitator:
Alessandra Naccarato is the recipient of the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize, the 2015 Bronwen Wallace Award from the Writer’s Trust of Canada, and Event Magazine’s 2014 Creative Non-Fiction Prize. Committed to environmental action and artistic mentorship, she has toured nationally and internationally as a spoken word artist, worked with thousands of youth across the country, and offered courses and master classes with the University of British Columbia, York University, Word Vancouver, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, among others. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and currently resides on the traditional territory of the TWSANEC First Nations (Salt Spring Island, BC).
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