Afternoon Workshop/Evening Lecture Features Author Harold Rhenisch

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Saturday, September 28th, 2013
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The Annual Haig-Brown lecture will be held on Saturday, September 28 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the River City Players Stage on Hemlock.  This year’s lecture will be delivered by author Harold Rhenisch.  The Haig-Brown Lecture was established in 2010 by the Campbell River Arts Council with the first lecture delivered by Van Egan.  In 2011, it was given by Linda Rogers, the Poet Laureate for the City of Victoria.  The lecture is intended to focus on issues of sustainability, environmental stewardship, conservation and social justice issues, all matters of great concern for both Roderick Haig-Brown and Ann Haig-Brown (née Elmore). 

In the afternoon, Rhenisch will also be holding a workshop at the Museum from 10 am to 4 pm. 

In the morning session from 10 am to 12 noon, the theme will be ‘Photographing for Blogging’.  Bring your electronic camera and walk with Harold Rhenisch through the scenery of Campbell River and learn the techniques of photography as a form of environmental narrative. The techniques Harold will share will lead to intensified visual narratives and complementary suites of photographs perfectly suited for blog narratives, photo books and serial work on Facebook. After the walk, participants will be guided into the kinds of narratives that can be built out of walking-based photography. The afternoon session will be guided into mapping their images into presentational formats.

The afternoon session will be from 1 pm to 4 pm and is entitled ‘Renewing Environmental Language through Photographic Narrative’.  Participants will explore and practice new ways of writing that moves beyond books into photographs and community building.  The workshop will examine contemporary possibilities for words and photographs to strengthen each other into intense and pleasurable communication tools. Through blogging and photo-book exercises, discussion and readings, the workshop process will provide a path to creating engaging, image-rich language.  

A selection of work produced at the workshop will be presented as part of the Annual Haig-Brown Lecture that evening at the Rivercity Stage Theatre. Rhenisch is the author of 25 books of history, literature and poetry. The cost for this combined workshop is $50.00.  Please call the Museum at 287-3103 to register or email to arts.council@crarts.ca.  Space is limited.