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Art as Conversation: Interdisciplinary Tools for Fostering Engagement

September 30, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

$50 – $80
An in-person workshop for creators making work for others to experience—including writers, artists, and musicians.

How can we better involve and intrigue those who encounter our creative works?

Drawing from a multidisciplinary background (in poetry, improvisation, classical and folk music, visual art, conceptual art, and theater), creative professional Elisabeth Blair will share an array of practical techniques and approaches for enhancing the connection between creator and encounterer.

Learn helpful ways of approaching your readers / listeners / viewers as active conversation partners instead of passive audience members.

About Elisabeth:

Elisabeth Blair is a Montréal-based poet, editor, and educator with an extensive background in music and the visual arts. Her publications include full-length collection because God loves the wasp (Unsolicited Press 2022), two chapbooks—We He She/It (Dancing Girl Press 2016) and without saying (Ethel Press 2020)—and poems in a variety of journals, including Harpur Palate, Feminist Studies, cream city review, and Juked. Her monthly newsletter, lullabies & alarms, explores the craft of poetry. She has been artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Wildacres, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and ACRE. In 2022 she received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to complete her second book, a poetry novel.

About the Hummingbird Center for Common Ground:

The Hummingbird Center is a place to gather, re-imagine, and design what is just, sacred, and whole. We welcome people from multiple cultures and spiritualities as well as those who are change-makers, educators, contemplatives, social healers, movement builders, health-care workers, and also artists who are engaged in music, movement, spoken, written and visual arts. An intimate gathering place with a stunning lookout to the valley, mountains, and big sky of the Dog River Valley, the Center is located in Berlin, VT, on the edge of Montpelier.

Workshop info & fees:

All attendees will receive free coffee/tea and a light continental refreshment. Participants should bring their own lunch.
Sliding scale workshop fees are $50–$80. Please pay what you can, within that range.

Do you have *extra* resources? If you are able to pay more than $80, that amount will go toward sponsoring someone who is not able to pay.

Do you have *low* resources? If you are not able to pay, please select the waitlist option. You will be contacted if sponsored spots become available; no questions asked.


September 30, 2023
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
$50 – $80
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Hummingbird Center for Common Ground
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Hummingbird Center for Common Ground
100 Walker Road
Berlin, VT 05602 United States
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