September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
September 21st 1pm: In person workshop: Charles C. Smith – Tips & Tools on Working Together for Change – Dieppe Cultural Centre, 331 Acadie Ave, Dieppe, NB
How collaborations in the arts enrich our practices. This workshop will provide an overview of collaborative practices in the arts that bring together historically-established arts organizations with Indigenous, Black, People of Colour and other marginalized artists and arts organizations. Based on CPAMO’s activities evident in its public sessions – ‘IBPOC Digital Workshops’ and ‘Gathering Divergence’ – this workshop will demonstrate how such collaborations can be developed and their benefits to the arts ecology.
About Charles Smith
Charles C. Smith is a poet, playwright and essayist who has written and edited fourteen books. He studied poetry and drama with William Packard at New York University and Herbert Berghof Studios, drama at the Frank Silvera’s Writers’ Workshop in Harlem. He won second prize for his play Last Days for the Desperate from Black Theatre Canada, edited three collections of poetry and his poetry has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including Poetry Canada Review, the Quille and Quire, Descant, Dandelion, Fiddlehead and others. He has received grants for writing from the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts. Charles is the Executive Director of Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario and Artistic Director of the wind in the leaves collective. His recent books include: travelogue of the bereaved, The Dirty War: The Making of the Myth of Black Dangerousness, and, whispers (2014) and destination out (2018). His next book of poems, Searching for Eastman, will be released in September 2021 by Mawanzi House.
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