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Voice, creative writing workshops to be featured at Women’s Arts Festival in Sackville

Shoshanna Wingate
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Live Bait Theatre’s inaugural festival runs June 8-9

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Live Bait Theatre’s inaugural Women’s Arts Festival, running June 8-9, features dance and theatre performances, authors’ readings, music, and m

Sherry Smith
Sherry Smith

any other arts activities for girls and women. The Festival also features a Women and the Aging Voice (45+) workshop with Sherry Smith, and a Writing and the Art of Looking workshop with Shoshanna Wingate.

Smith explains her voice workshop as follows: “As we age, we begin to experience the “Invisible Years”. This phenomenon is largely felt among women. The Catch-22 of this is, because we feel like we’re disappearing, we tend to become quieter vocally, exacerbating the idea of disappearing. The vocal apparatus is like any other muscle group, you need to exercise it regularly to maintain its strength. You are your voice! Come and discover ways to be seen and heard!” Smith has worked across Canada as an actor, director, writer and producer for over 30 years. This workshop will be held Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sackville Commons.

Wingate’s workshop will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 3-5 p.m. She describes her workshop as follows: “How do we learn to write about the world around us with clarity? How do we use language to better understand what we see? We will use playful exercises as prompts toward the art of looking and you will learn tricks from the writer’s toolkit to deepen and hone characters. You can use these prompts as a jumpstart if you are stuck in your writing, as a way to go deeper into a story, or as a means to explore a character more fully.” Wingate is a poet, fiction writer, memoirist and founding editor of the arts and culture journal, Riddle Fence.

To register for either workshop or inquire about the cost, phone 506-536-2248 or visit http://www.livebaittheatre.com/.

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