Creative Wellness Challenge - A Poem a Day Keeps The Doctor Away

New Westminster Public Library

716 6th Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 2B3

New Westminster, BC

Library

Poetry & spoken word

Writing & literature

There's a growing body of research proving that arts and creativity are good for us. But just like we don't all have the time (or inclination) to start running marathons, we can't all become guitar masters or prima ballerinas. So just like the 30 minute jog or bike ride we can take, we can all find Creative Wellness in our lives in smaller ways. The Creative Wellness Challenge encourages you to commit to 15 minutes of creative activity a day for 10 days (Oct 1-10), and hopefully beyond. Throughout the Culture Days weekend, you can attend free drop-in sessions with a variety of artists and learn fun, free, easy creative activities to keep you Creatively Active! New Westminster Public Library: "A Poem a Day Keeps the Doctor Away" by Alan Hill "A poem is the most bite-sized literary form, which makes it perfect for a regular creative wellness practice - anyone can write a complete poem in a short time, allowing them to benefit not only from the act of writing, but from the emotional boost of completing something. Join New Westminster Poet Laureate Alan Hill for a fun and easy workshop that will allow you to unlock your inner poet.

This event is free.

Fri Sep 25
Sat Sep 26
Sun Sep 27

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Organized by

Julian Legere

Born and raised on unceded Coast Salish/Qaqayt territory, Julian is a bi/queer artist, producer, administrator, educator, and activist, and a 2019 Culture Days Ambassador. Currently, he works at the Massey Theatre as a community arts programmer. He is also a freelance and independent producer, actor, director, stage manager, and writer with a focus on community-engaged art and art for social change/decolonization. Current projects in a verbatim dance theatre work about women’s reproductive health care, a Web Play centred on the mother of a fictional mass shooter, and a site-specific feminist reimagining of Macbeth and the Henry VI trilogy focussed on the Weird Sisters. He spends his spare time doing Tarot readings, cooking, finding humour in the existential dread that is our new collective reality, and binging TV and podcasts.

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  • Creative Wellness Challenge

    Julian Legere New Westminster, BC

    There's a growing body of research proving that arts and creativity are good for us. But just like we don't all have the time (or inclination) to start running marathons, we can't all become guitar masters or prima ballerinas. So just like...

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Location

716 6th Ave, New Westminster, BC V3M 2B3

New Westminster, BC

Event Contact

Julian Legere

julian.s.legere@gmail.com

Language

English

Accessibility

This event is wheelchair accessible.