Sunday, January 31, 2010

Corazon Art & Music Festival


ArtsFest 2010: Arts Day at The Kerouac House

The Kerouac House
1418 Clouser Ave.
Orlando , FL 32804
Please respect the residential neighborhood setting. On-street parking on Shady Lane Drive.
Doors will be closed during Special Reading, while Workshops are in session and/or if capacity is reached.

Friday, February 12, 2010
8 PM Doors Open, 9 to 10 PM Special Reading
Alicia Shandra Holmes, Resident Writer Bids Farewell

Kindly bring refreshments or snacks to share.

Alicia Shandra Holmes is the current Writer in Residence at the Kerouac House. Alicia has been writing up a storm of fiction and non-fiction during her time in Orlando. At this Special Reading, Alicia will share her work and discuss her process and experience here. Alicia has published fiction in The Bitter Oleander, Rosebud, CRATE, Many Mountains Moving, and The Blue Earth Review. She was also a resident at the Sanskriti Kendra cultural center in New Delhi, India, funded through the UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme, and the recipient of a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant for nonfiction. She has a background in newspaper journalism.

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Arts Day at The Kerouac House
12:30 PM Doors Open, Workshop Sessions 1 PM to 3 PM

Writing Workshop 1 PM to 3 PM
Facilitators: Geoff and Janna Benge (Silver Fern Writing Workshop)
In Attendance: Alicia Shandra Holmes, Resident Writer
Art Inspiration: Pamela Z. Daum, Photographer/Artist
Bring pen and paper or writing implements of your choice.

With brief instruction by accomplished authors Geoff and Janna Benge, attendees will produce their own creative writing piece. Participants will enjoy this rare experience to write in the environment where Jack Kerouac lived and worked at the time he emerged as an important American literary figure.

Geoff and Janna provide a risk-free atmosphere along with helpful critiques emphasizing positive elements of the writers’ works. To “open the door” for a flood of creative juices, writers will be prompted to consider a mysterious image generously donated by local photographer/artist, Pamela Z. Daum.

Both novices and experienced writers will find this exercise valuable for developing their craft and voice. There will be opportunities to read short pieces or poems at the “Artistic Jam” open forum later in the evening at the Corazon Festival venue, Rock Bottom Farms Community Center.

Art Workshop 1 PM to 3 PM
Facilitator: Kimberly Buchheit (Kerouac Project Board of Directors)
Come as you are…take a minute to get creative !!

Participants will be provided with materials and ideas to create their own handmade art cards suitable for all occasion greetings, an old fashioned thank you, a love note for your Valentine, or whatever message comes to mind. A handpicked playlist of background music will honor Jack Kerouac’s desire to promote creativity in all forms of artistic expression.

Additional Supplies are welcome: Bring used holiday or greeting card fronts and/or colorful spent calendars to “turn the page” for a totally recycled experience. Scissors, glue sticks, markers and ink stamps won’t hurt. Or simply dust off that sketch book and old box of art supplies in the back of your closet, bring it with you and get busy. Get inspired to start or restart your own art, even if you cannot attend !

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