Registration for the winter workshops at the Caetani Cultural Centre in Vernon is now open.
Poetry, drama, memoir writing, grief work, women’s writing circles and DIY marketing workshops are now available for anyone wanting to take part in Vernon’s creative community.
Writer and writing teacher John Lent is offering an eight-session Masterclass in Poetry, which includes one-on-one time with him on Tuesday evenings, starting Jan. 22. Lent is a professional writer, editor and singer/songwriter. A former professor at Okanagan College, he’s mentored many emerging writers and has published 10 books of poetry, short fiction and novels.
Vernonite Amelia Sirianni has two youth drama programs available, one for kids age 7-11 and the other for teens aged 12-16, beginning Jan. 7 and Jan. 10, as well as spring break drama camp for youth aged 10 and up. Sirianni spent over a decade working as a professional actor in Toronto, as well as on stages across North America in film and television. Having moved back to Vernon with her husband and son, she’s delighted to be part of the thriving arts community, teaching drama to people all ages.
Memoir-writing teacher and healing arts practitioner Janelle Hardy is also offering a variety of writing courses, including a 10-session Introduction to Memoir Writing, a six-session Writing Through Grief course, and an eight-session Wild Woman Writing Circle. Hardy, a newcomer to Vernon, grew up in the Yukon and weaves her background in the creative arts (writing, painting and dance) as well as her 12-plus year background in the healing arts (Hellerwork Structural Integration and experience as a self-employed creative to offer a variety of soulful, transformational writing courses, coupled with the nuts-and-bolts practicalities of DIY Marketing.
A Do-It-Yourself Marketing workshop, for creatives and self-employed folks, will also be run Monday evening, Jan. 7. If you’re a writer, artist or healing arts professional, and you’re bootstrapping your promotional work (website, social media, marketing plan, etc) organizers insist that this workshop will save you so much time and money.
Space in all of these workshops is limited, so participants are advised to register early at www.caetani.org or call 250-275-1525.
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