Spoken Word as Witness with Cat Abenstein
Wednesday, June 7, 2023, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Location: Creative City Centre (1843 Hamilton Street), 2nd floor*
Free in person workshop
Please register in advance:
*Please be advised the Creative City Centre does not have an elevator. The workshop will be up one flight of stairs.
Memories are simply stored perceptions about our experiences and are not necessarily factual. Though they may not be a universal truth, they are our truths. In this workshop, we’ll explore how we can use confessional styles of poetry as a memory extension device. We’ll embody and explore the remembered and almost-forgotten elements of our own stories or the stories of those close to us through prompts meant to stimulate the senses.
This workshop will be conducted in English and is open to adult writers of all genres and experience levels.
Cat Abenstein (she/her) is a bisexual, neurodivergent, white settler from oskana kâ-asastêki in Treaty 4. (Regina, SK) She’s a spoken word artist and arts administrator at the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild where she is witness to the connection and community found through story. Cat has represented Regina with her spoken word on national stages, founded and coached youth poetry slam teams, organized and hosted dozens of spoken word events and has published poetry and creative nonfiction in a few small places. She lives with her wife and two cats in a house older than all of their ages combined.
This workshop is presented by Regina Word Up, a spoken-word program and community based out of the Creative City Centre in Treaty 4. We are grateful to the support of funders who make programs like this one possible: Department of Canadian Heritage, SK Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, Creative Saskatchewan, and the City of Regina.
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