Penn Kemp workshop, Westmount, Sept. 30

A one-time only workshop by Penn Kemp, Poet Laureate, London, Ont.
Visions and ReVisions: how to invoke the Muses
4:00 – 5:30 PM, Thursday, Sept. 30
Westmount Library, 4574 Sherbrooke St. West.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late! Only $15.
To Register: publicpoetry@gmail.com

Do you know your Muse? This workshop will explore new ways of reaching the source of creativity. Through sounding and guided meditation, we will tap the glorious energy and source of Inspiration. Participants will develop an abundance of ideas and images, an enhanced awareness of structure and form, and more ease in showing or performing work if you choose. Although the focus will be on writing, these techniques can be applied to the visual arts as well. Please bring pen and paper or your favourite journal.

Exercises from Penn’s book on creativity, What Springs to Mind, give participants direct experience and practical suggestions for spurring the imagination and honing writing skills. Read more on http://www.mytown.ca/whatspringstomind/. Inspiration will present itself through the kind of coaching that is only possible in a small group and in such a safe setting! Penn shares deep common ground through decades of experience in various realms: the literary arts; community and peace activism; conservation and deep ecology.

About Penn:
Penn Kemp has published 25 books of poetry and drama, ten CDs, six videopoems and a DVD: http://www.myspace.com/pennkemp, http://www.mytown.ca/pennkemp/. Penn is an enthusiastic practitioner of the creativity she teaches; she has been giving workshops for forty years. An intrigue with ancient mythology has taken her on many journeys. Her latest CDs of EcoPoetry are Luminous Entrance and Darkness Visible. Penn presents her Sound Operas on http://www.chrwradio.com/talk/gatheringvoices. You can read more on http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/kemp/ and http://www.myspace.com/pennkemp . The Association of Canadian Studies and the Canada Council sponsored Penn’s reading tours throughout India and Brazil. She has performed at arts festivals and conferences around the world, including two Findhorn Arts Festivals and the Glastonbury Goddess Conference. Penn was Canada Council writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario, 2009-10.

The workshop will be followed by a separate special performance by Penn Kemp and Möe Clark
(Leonard Cohen Poet in Residence at Westmount High)

7:30 P.M., Thursday, Sept. 30 Westmount Room
Admission: $5

Co-sponsored by the Westmount Library, Playwrights Guild of Canada,
Montreal Poetry Centre, Foundation for Public Poetry (https://publicpoetry.wordpress.com)

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