Open sensory ways to connect our lived experience and bodily knowledge! Bring comfortable clothes and a journal.
RCLAS Workshop: Writing From The Body
Facilitator: Celeste Snowber
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: New Westminster Public Library (basement), 716 6th Avenue
Cost: free. Please reserve a seat by phoning (604) 527-4667 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the NWPL website’s event listing: http://www.nwpl.ca/events_programmes/index/events/9242/2015-11.php
This workshop will explore the connection between our visceral and embodied knowing and invite participants to truly access the connection from blood to ink. Embracing our embodied lives is an invitation to reclaim the inspiration, which rises from our cells and tissues. Words originate from the body and return to the body, and yet many of us have been trained from the neck up. This workshop will concentrate on opening up sensory ways to connect our own lived experience and bodily knowledge and wisdom to the page. With both the body’s delight, limitations and paradox we will open up the possibilities to wander into wonder and let our writing emerge from the flow within us. Simple movement exercises and connection to the senses will be integrated as a way to provoke writing, which has breath and depth. Bring comfortable clothes to move in, a journal and bottle of water and your beautiful presence.
Celeste Snowber Ph.D. is a dancer, writer and educator, who is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University outside Vancouver, B.C., Canada. She has focused her work in the area of embodiment, arts-based inquiry and spirituality and works with graduate students exploring alternative forms of research. She has written numerous essays and poetry in various journals and chapters in books in the areas of the dance/arts, spirituality, holistic education and curriculum studies as well as is author of Embodied Prayer which is in its second edition and most recent book is co-authored with her colleague Stuart Richmond, Landscapes in Aesthetic Education. Celeste continues to create/perform site-specific work in connection to the natural world and is working on a one-woman show. Celeste lives outside Vancouver and has three sons, all a tribe of artists. Her website can be found at www.celestesnowber.com and blog at www.bodypsalms.com.