Word artist coming to library to encourage others to write
As part of the city’s ARTember celebrations, Airdrie Public Library (APL) has been hosting a wide array of events, from digital photography workshops to a mini film fest to a videoconference with a renowned American art museum.
In the final week of ARTember, APL is also excited to be able to offer a special evening for local writers and aspiring writers, Sept. 26 beginning at 7 p.m.
Joining the group will be Kirk Miles, acclaimed poet, playwright and spoken word artist, who will share his experience and expertise.
Miles’ poetry has been published in journals across Canada, his plays have earned him critical acclamation and he has been honoured with the Writers Guild of Alberta Screenwriters Award and the Golden Beret Award presented by the Calgary International Spoken Word Festival.
“Kirk is going to be presenting a workshop for aspiring writers or current writers on creative juice-stimulating exercises; tips and tricks for getting published; and his personal experiences and advice,” said Kelly Kirkpatrick-Lauzon, APL adult services manager and group facilitator.
Also as part of ARTember the library will be hosting the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, in Fort Forth, via a free videoconference designed for youngsters in Grades 1-8 on Sept. 22 from 10 to 11 a.m.
The museum, which is now in its sixth decade of existence, will be featuring a fun and engaging art/science-based program called So You Think You Know What You Saw.
Registration is appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome.
For more information, visit APL online at www.airdriepubliclibrary.ca