As the new moon approaches, artists get ready to shine

  • Jul. 6, 2009 2:00 p.m.

Plans are underway for literary arts to take centre stage this summer in Queen Charlotte at the Artists of the New Moon festival. This summer’s downtown arts festival on July 24, 25 and 26 features a literary cabaret evening on Saturday night (July 25) at Howler’s and writer’s workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, along with wandering mistrals reading poetry in the streets. But visual artists and performing artists will wow islanders and visitors with their latest works as well. Watch for Wendy Watts and Josina Davis’s one-woman show performances on Friday night (July 24) at Howler’s and Artists and Altered Books, a new gathering of works by local visual artists, which opens on July 25 at Queen B’s at 6:30 pm. Maryanne Wetlauffer will be set up outside the Visitor Information Centre and there’s room for more artists to show their stuff at other venues, like Northern Savings Credit Union, the Burger House, Charlisle’s window and more. Organizers are still hoping to find a band or two that might play outside on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, so if you’re interested call Heather at 559-0093. More events and excitement are in the works so stay tuned. We also like to hear from people interested in the workshops, so if you want to come please contact Heather at heather@haidagwaii.net to sign up. Here’s what’s happening: Pitching to the Publisher: Vici Johnstone is the publisher of Caitlin Press, the literary press in Northern BC. She will give writers a rare opportunity to pitch ideas and receive feedback from a publisher. The Art of Making a Living as a Writer is about building a solid foundation of skills with creative flair that will translate into earning a living as a writer. Sylvia Taylor is an award-winning writer and the president of the Federation of BC Writers. She and other northern members will also hold a meeting in Masset, date and venue to be announced. Ms Taylor will also offer manuscript analysis in advance (send her 20 pages and get feedback) and blue pencil editing sessions (5-pages and on the spot critique) at the festival. Contact Heather to get in touch with her or to get involved in any other part of Artists of the New Moon.

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