A Thousand Words Exactly

A THOUSAND WORDS EXACTLY
A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP ON WRITING ABOUT FILM and VIDEO ART FOR PUBLICATION

Part 1: Friday, November 27, 2009 @ 7 – 10PM
Part 2: Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 11 – 5PM
FREE WORKSHOP

This two-day intensive workshop is designed for artists, administrators and anyone else interested in critical writing for publication. Participants should have some experience with media art or other time-based art forms and an interest in critical thinking and writing. The desire to hone your skills in a supportive setting is a must.

Participants will learn about publishing opportunities, working with editors, along with related ethical and financial issues. Through collaborative exercises you will learn about compositional and structural skills, hooks, voice and numerous other narrative, description and expositional tools. A Thousand Words Exactly is especially suited to those wishing to advance these art forms and their appreciation, improve media literacy, and, oh, get grants.

Selected workshop participants will benefit from extended mentoring as they develop their writing for publication. There is no charge for the workshop but full attendance is required, as well as a commitment if continuing to the next stage of the process. The writing that results will be considered for EMMEDIA’s upcoming CRASH publication.

For more information, and to sign up for this workshop, please contact Tomas Jonsson, Programming Coordinator at: programming@emmedia.ca

Artist Bio:

David Garneau is a painter, art critic and curator, and Associate Professor (Studio Art) at the University of Regina. He co-founded and co-edited Artichoke and Cameo magazines, and was regional editor of “C” magazine. Over the past twenty years he has written more than 100 reviews and dozens of catalogue essays and articles on art. He has given tailor made versions of this workshop across the Prairies and in Ontario.

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