That’s Me in the Spotlight: An exploration of lived experience as creative resource for art making
February 15 at 5:30pm
in the ATB Financial Arts Barns Lobby
This conversation explores the intersections between artists’ lives and their creative output. What sorts of lived experiences make the most fertile creative resources? What are the hazards of sharing personal stories for a public audience, and how do you protect yourself? What are the tensions between an individual’s experience over collective memory? Or between memory and actual fact? This event will be recorded live for the I Don’t Get It podcast, moderated by podcast host and festival producer of LitFest, Fawnda Mithrush.
Fawnda Mithrush is an award-winning podcaster, arts journalist, and event producer. She served as General Manager for Theatre Network and the outdoor Freewill Shakespeare Festival, and has penned stories and profiles for Dance Current, Avenue Magazine, Vue Weekly, and Edmonton Journal. Since 2014 she has played head bookworm and executive director at LitFest, the only nonfiction-focused literary festival in Canada.
About I Don’t Get It: I Don’t Get It is a YEGGIE Award-winning podcast that offers a critical perspective on performances of all sorts in Edmonton. Running since 2013, the show is co-hosted and produced by Fawnda Mithrush, Paul Blinov, and Andrew Paul. The team also produced A Tale of Two Weeklies, which was nominated for Outstanding Documentary at the 2020 Canadian Podcast Awards.