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Song of Myself

Thursday, August 17th.  10am - 12pm

Instructors:  The Space We Make collaborators

Loafe with me on the grass, loose the stop from your throat,
Not words, not music or rhyme I want, not custom or lecture,
     not even the best,
Only the lull I like, the hum of your valved voice.


             Walt Whitman, “Song of Myself”

In a place-based writing and sound workshop, participants will explore what it might mean to find identity within the external (landscape), as well as how to find landscape (written and sonic) within themselves. Working in the field and drawing inspiration from “Song of Myself” as a work of lyric identity mapping and engagement with landscape, both inner and outer, we will unhinge our valved voices both in the air and on the page through contemplative practice, mapping, group and individual creative exercises. The workshop will close with the sharing of new writings and sound “events.”

Workshop Fee - $20 (all proceeds go toward the Paul Z. Nowicki Master Artists Fellowship)

REGISTER HERE - Listed under Workshops

The Space We Make is a multidisciplinary performance company that has been creating site-specific work in the Adirondacks and New York City for the past five years. Co-founded and directed by dancer/choreographer Simon Thomas-Train and writer/musician Caitlin Scholl, both Adirondack natives, The Space We Make is committed to bringing high-level performance and innovative, immersive art forms to North Country audiences.


Earlier Event: August 16
See What You See
Later Event: August 18
A Conversation with Joshua Ramey