Award-winning poet, editor, and historian G.C. Waldrep will present feast gently, a reading as part of Open Space's Open Word: Readings and Ideas literary series on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Trained as a singer, Waldrep’s work embraces the musicality of language—asking readers to tune their ears to hearing words on a page.
Waldrep is a University of Victoria's Orion Visitor in the Fine Arts, Victoria poet Tim Lilburn will host a dialogue with the poet following the reading.
Open Space is thrilled to have poet Adèle Barclay join us to facilitate a Poetry Séance Workshop, as part of a weekend celebration of emerging writing. Poetry Séance is a hands on writing workshop that engages writing in a collective, magic, setting. Participants are invited to connect to ritual, spells, and experimentation in this workshop.
The workshop is by donation, all are welcome.
Open Word celebrates three emerging poets Adèle Barclay, Leah Horlick, Mallory Tater. Each writer has recently debuted their first collection of poems, or has a forthcoming book. These three poets will read from their latest collections and will engage in a discussion about emerging poetry, feminist poetics, ritual in writing, and more. We will have books for sale by each author, and invite you to join us in celebrating these emerging writers.
Presented by Open Space for one-night only, The Line is a contemporary dance work where the physical movement, live music and visuals are integrated. It will be performed on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8:00 p.m.
The Line by choreographer Lori Hamar uses a clothesline to physically depict commonality among people and the individual struggle toward developing a sense of others. Dancers Francesca Frewer and Stacey Horton move from confronting the line to being suspended in clothing hanging on the line.