Are you ready to find and tell your "shy stories"?
A special workshop hosted by the Burnaby Writers' Society, Speaks From the Heart, is looking to help you do just that.
The workshop is being presented by Crystal Favel - a.k.a. DJ Kwe of the Cree and Métis Nation - at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Nov. 14.
"The workshop will equip writers and storytellers - whether new or experienced - to search for the shy stories, the ones that tend to hide; to find a place of protection beyond pen and paper; to explore the power and possibilities in oral tradition," a press release says.
The workshop makes use of DJ Kwe's digital storytelling techniques, incorporating music composition and sound design.
The workshop takes place in Studio 104 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. It costs $10, but it's free to Burnaby Writers' Society members. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 778-398-0321.
A Burnaby artist has earned honours in the Peace Hills Trust annual Native Art Contest.
Karen Goodfellow is travelling to Winnipeg this week to accept her first-place prize in the annual contest, which has been taking place since 1982.
Goodfellow earns a $5,000 prize forher work, Auntie's Pots, which will also be featured on Peace Hills' new calendar.
It's not the first time Goodfellow has been honoured in the contest - the took second place in 2007 and third in 2012.
She describes her work as contemporary aboriginal and says: "So far my works have reflected indigenous spirits or my 'inner brat.' My intention is for the viewer to experience an emotion difficult for them to access on their own: timelessness, wonder, sadness, knowingness or playfulness."
Check out www.karengoodfellow.ca for more information about her.
Arts, crafts and entertainment are all on the agenda for this year's Deer Lake Craft Festival.
The 42nd annual event is on at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts Nov. 15 to 17.
It's hosted by the Burnaby Arts Council and includes craft vendors and live entertainment.
It's happening on Friday, Nov. 15 from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Check out www.burnabyartscouncil.org for more.
The popular Circle Craft Christmas Market is back, and local vendors are among the 300 exhibitors.
The market takes place Thursday to Monday, Nov. 7 to 11 at the Vancouver Convention Centre - West.
Among the exhibitors this year is Burnaby's RoseHip Hat Studio (www.rosehiphats.com), with hats made with vintage textiles and earthy fibres.
Also featured are some exhibitors from New Westminster: Molly & Me (www.mollyandme.ca) with children's character towels, vests, jackets and hats; Hitomi McKenzie (www.hitomimckenzie.com) with porcelain functional ceramics; and Paul Shannon (www.mouseworks.ca) with images on marble, ceramic and glass.
The market has been a holiday tradition since 1973.
It's open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is $12 regular or $10 for seniors and students; children under 12 are free.
Check out www.circlecraft.net for all the details.
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