Some stories can transferred in their fullest depth only by being told and animated in person—but some moments and thoughts need to be expressed with the nuance of poetry. shalan joudry will share her experiences, her philosophy, and the exercises she uses to choose between and to create within these two mediums. She will draw on her cultural teachings about the power of story as a tool, and she will also share what techniques in poetry offer her a different satisfaction. Participants are encouraged to bring listening skills to the workshop as well as paper and a pencil.
This workshop will be offered online using the Zoom platform.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
shalan joudry is a mother and narrative artist working in many mediums. She is a poet, playwright, podcast producer, oral storyteller and actor, as well as a cultural interpreter. Her first and third books are poetry collections, both with Gaspereau Press: Generations Re-merging (2014) and Waking Ground (2020). She also has a published theatrical play, Elapultiek, through Pottersfield Press (2019). Elapultiek was produced by Two Planks and a Passion Theatre in August 2018 and October 2019. Shalan has shared her poetry, oral storytelling and drum singing with numerous stages, events, schools and organizations for the past decade. Shalan also runs a seasonal cultural retreat centre with her partner, facilitating cultural and ecological professional development workshops. She lives in her home territory of Kespukwitk (southwest Nova Scotia) with her family in their community of L’sitkuk (Bear River First Nation).
The cost for this workshop is $55 for non-members, $35 for members. Please register through the Writers’ Fed of Nova Scotia website: https://writers.ns.ca/workshops/dancing-between-poetry-and-story/