This workshop is a chance to explore ways to tell your personal story. Do you want to write an article? A memoir? A movie?
Mark Leiren-Young is the writing equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife. He has the tools to work in almost every medium and genre. He has won national and international awards for writing articles, books, plays, documentaries, dramas and comedies. For more on Mark visit www.leiren-young.com.
In partnership with Summerland Singers and Players
Theatre in the Vines
Join us for outdoor theatre ‘in the vines’ at Sage Hills winery, as we premiere a new one-act play by Karla Hennig. Set in Penticton during the last pandemic, this play, originally a finalist in our ten-minute play competition, explores the quagmire of rules and rule-breaking in challenging times.
In partnership with the Summerland Branch Library.
Due to popular demand, our fusion of words and music is back!
This year we’re featuring readings from three inspiring Okanagan authors, Corinna Chong, Brian Isaac Taylor and Joanna Chiu, interspersed with captivating music selections from Kelowna folk duo Josh + Bex. Join us in celebrating new music, new fiction, non-fiction and short stories from around the valley.
This presentation will share some of the stories of Ukrainians and Indigenous peoples that have been recovered from erasure and seeks to answer the question, can we do better when we tell our stories of these lands?
Performing in Summerland with her trio, this evening of music with multi-award-winning Caleigh Cardinal will range from sweet guitar strumming to Caleigh leading her band in a rocking rave-up.
Marin Patenaude’s confessional folk is deeply honest, inspired by the wildness of nature, the messiness of human connection, and the overwhelming desire to run away from it all. Emotional lyrics paired with softly powerful instrumentals craft stories that explore loving and losing, the fragility of the human condition, and stories of a rural upbringing. She has toured BC’s festival circuit, performed across Canada and in Germany and Switzerland, worked as a session harmony singer, and opened for Sarah McLachlan at the 2016 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, a personal career highlight.
By Mark Leiren-Young and George Ryga. When George Ryga wrote a play about the FLQ crisis, the Vancouver Playhouse declared it too hot to handle and canceled Canada’s most important and popular playwright. This reading of this funny and heartbreaking play shares the story of this amazingly topical slice of Canadian history and features scenes from Ryga’s most controversial stage play.