Poetry, Art, and Storytelling at the Kamloops Art Gallery

Poetry, Art, and Storytelling at the Kamloops Art Gallery

A one day miniature festival with workshops and performances, focusing on accessibility, Indigeniety and the arts, held at the Kamloops Art Gallery. Vancouver poets jaye simpson, Q Eli, Coral More, Rabbit Richards, and local artist Jeffrey Seymour-McNeil join us for a weekend of creativity and critical reflection. 

This event is FREE, with the exception of the Accessibility 101 workshop. A registration fee of $10-$20 is associated with attending the Accessibility 101 workshop (abstract below).

The Kamloops Art Gallery is an inclusive and accessible Space. You are welcome here. 

10:10 am: Elder Blessing with Dr. Margaret Vickers Hyslop
10:30 am: Audience Care: A Storyteller’s Responsibility, workshop with jaye simpson
11:30 am: *Accessibility 101 workshop with Q Eli* 
(registration necessary, email truphilosophyclub@gmail.com,
$10 fee for individuals, $20 for businesses)

Lunch & Art Break

2:00 pm: Poetry Feature Sets
Rabbit Richards
Coral More
Q Eli
jaye simpson

5:00 pm: Outdoor workshop with Jeffrey Seymour-McNeil

The TRU Philosophy Club would like to kindly thank the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Thompson Rivers Student Union, and the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Student Development for their generous support of this event. 

The Kamloops Art Gallery is situated on Secwepemcúl’ecw. We acknowledge and give honour to the Secwepemc people upon whose traditional and unceded land The Kamloops Art Gallery is located and on which this event takes place.

*Accessibility 101*:” Accessibility is far more complex than most understand it to be. From door widths to support bars, lighting equipment to sound systems, trained volunteers/staff to seating and bathrooms – there are many forms of access that go into a venue and/or event. 

In this workshop, learn how to plan accessible events, make your venue more accessible, and ask organizers and owners for information regarding accessibility. In addition, gain insight into what an accessibility audit involves and the importance of hiring a disabled auditor for these services.

There is no wrong place to start – no knowledge of disability or ableism is necessary for this or any workshops”


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May 12, 2018 at 10:10 AM - 6:00 PM

TRU Philosophy Club and Kamloops Art Gallery | truphilosophy@gmail.com | 778-586-0496

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