Both my grandfathers were sawyers. Men who operated the main saw in lumber mills in the 1940s and 50s – a job long ago turned over to machines. Aside from this, they were very different men. My maternal grandfather, Tom built his own sawmill powered by a diesel engine. Quiet, serious and introverted, he built … Continue reading Two men who help me find the stories at inReach
Back in June 2010 I planted some seeds at the Building Community Narratives Through Multimedia Storytelling one-day digital storytelling workshop I facilitated during the Community Arts Ontario Conference in Kitchener, Ontario. Five first-time digital storytellers joined me that day to do a storywalk from Victoria to Cedar Street in downtown Kitchener. I've put together some … Continue reading Digital storytelling taking root in the community
My brother's voice has faded to a whisper. We're not sure what the problems is, but I'm worried about what this means. Click on the play button to hear my full post while you watch this slideshow:
Community narratives and found in community spaces.
The taste of sulphur coated my tongue and the air clung to my skin as I emerged from the Beijing Capital International Airport on an unseasonably hot October night in 2007. I was on a whirlwind tour of the Asia-Pacific region as part of my work on an online network of universities. I was touching … Continue reading Made in China: new mixed media
Being invited into the secret world of the rehearsal hall fills me with a sense of great privilege and responsibility. It's a place where artists are laid bare, exposed and vulnerable. You become part of a living, breathing organism in which your mere presence – each breath, each blink of the eye, even the twitch … Continue reading The Secret World of the Rehearsal Hall