I am excited to announce new work, as Writer in Residence at the Feminist Library.
B A R D O
is an interconnected workshop series and art project exploring liminal space and experience through writing, meditation and site.
Four Saturdays beginning 10th September, 3pm-5.15pm Feminist Library
We invite all who identify as women, trans and gender queer to a series of four workshops with Feminist Library Writer-in-Residence Caroline Smith, to explore the imaginative realm of creative writing and meditation. Sessions start with simple asanas to aid writing with yoga teacher Kat Hymas.
Bardo is a Tibetan word depicting a realm of transition. Often it is assumed to be undesirable – not for the faint-hearted, full of uncertainty and unrest, suspended between life and death. But we will use the notion of the Bardo as a creative strategy, mirroring the precarious situation at the Library as it faces eviction; change is essential for its survival, so we will explore ways in which writing is the starting point for departure.
On October 8th, as part of Camden People’s Theatre’s feminist festival Calm Down Dear, we will perform an audio walk based on our writings, enabling the audience to experience a Bardo between the Library and the Theatre; between archive and black box.
For more info and to book workshops:
email firstname.lastname@example.org with B A R D O in the subject line (sliding scale fee of £5/ £10 /£20 per session.
The WALK – programmed for Calm Down, Dear 2016 at Camden People’s Theatre
October 8th 3.15pm, meet at Feminist Library
An experiential audio walk with live readings from the Feminist Library in Waterloo to Camden People’s Theatre in Euston. The walk itself last 1 hour and 10 minutes. Please wear comfortable footwear. Walkers start at the Feminist Library for refreshments at 3.15pm. We finish at approximately 5.45pm.
To book a place, please visit www.cptheatre.co.uk
Any questions, please drop me or Sarah at the Feminist Library a line! I look forward to welcoming you.
The B A R D O Windows
Finnish artist Minna Haukka and I will be ‘dressing’ the windows at Camden People’s Theatre as an outpost of the Feminist Library October 3rd-9th.
We are also delighted to welcome artist Emma Thatcher to the project.