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ISF2017: Every Story is a Song - Workshop with Arthur Flowers

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SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

149 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

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Indian Summer Festival 2017

Every Story is a Song

A workshop on oral storytelling by literary bluesman Arthur Flowers


PRESENTING PARTNER: Consulate General of United States of America



“Practitioners of the griotic in African American literature consider ourselves heirs to two literary traditions, the Western written and the African oral, telling stories in primal gatherings around the sacred fire and forging moments of grace, a sacred calling, page or stage, mythwork at the crossroads in a confluence of the transformative” – Arthur Flowers


Emerging and established storytellers can explore the role of the performer on page and stage with master storyteller and literary bluesman, Arthur Flowers. Arthur will demonstrate dramatic readings, share narrative innovation and share ideas on effective presentation and performance, the relationship between performer and audience, and the role of storytelling on stage and in text. As a point of reference, he will share his collaborative work with Manu Chitrakar, a painter from India working in the Patua tradition of scroll painting and singing. The two artists created a graphic novel ‘I See the Promised Land’ on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This event is FREE, with limited attendance. Please Register to confirm your attendance.



Thanks to our Community Partners for this event: SFU Woodwards and Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association. Thanks also the BC Arts Council for their support of this event.



This venue is wheelchair accessible, including bathrooms

For venue description and accessibility information: SFU Woodwards



Indian Summer Festival is made possible thanks to the wonderful support of:

Simon Fraser University (Founding Partner)

Langara College (Major Partner)

Heritage Canada, Province of BC, City of Vancouver - Cultural Services (Government Partners)

CBC, Georgia Straight & Spice Radio (Premier Media Partners)


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What is the accessibility of this event?

This event is a scent-reduced space; please refrain from wearing scented products while attending Indian Summer Festival events.

Mobility Access: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts is accessible by either the Hastings Street or Cordova Courtyard entrances. The Hastings Street entrance is at ground level, while the Cordova Courtyard entrance can be accessed by a ramp outside the Woodward's Westbank Atrium. The entrance to the ramp is across from JJ Bean Coffee, under the Stan Douglas Mural. Inside the building all venues are accessible by elevator.

All washrooms are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.

There is no designated wheelchair accessible parking, only street and parkade parking around the neighbourhood.

Bathrooms: The multi-stall bathrooms opposite the elevators will be gendered and trans-inclusive. All washrooms are accessible for wheelchairs and scooters.

Seat Design: Individual chairs, with metal arms. Wheelchair seating is available upon request at ticket checkout.

Scent: Indian Summer Festival emails all ticket holders requesting that guests refrain from wearing scented products at all of our events. However, this venue does not have a permanent scent-free policy in place.

If you have any questions, concerns, additions or corrections regarding this information please email outreach@indiansummerfest.ca

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