The Nina Haggerty Gallery (9225 118 Avenue)
A Place for Prose is a house salon started in 2008 by Astrid Blodgett and Audrey Whitson. Along with nearly 2 dozen visual artists, the salon has hosted 55 writers from both Edmonton and area and as far away as Indian Head, Calgary, and Tete Jaune Cache. The March 2018 salon, held in conjunction with SkirtsAfire, will celebrate two Edmonton writers and one who makes her home in Prince George and Kelowna, as well as an artist whose work will be on display in the Nina Haggerty Gallery.
“I see so many women, including those from my mother and my grandmother’s generation, who are consumed by the practical problems of their life. They either kill their imagination and surrender to a very tedious, domestic lifestyle or they don’t grow their imaginative world. We no longer read beautiful novels, we no longer watch beautiful films and we no longer do imaginative things. When you have children, when you have family to look after, you completely surrender to practicalities.”
-Eleanor Wachtel interviewing British Chinese, filmmaker and novelist, Xiaolu Guo on Wachtel on the Arts, January 21, 2018
Edmonton short story writer Norma Dunning
Prince George/Kelowna creative non-fiction writer and poet Sarah de Leeuw
Edmonton creative non-fiction writer and poet Kate Rittner Werkman
Visual artist Melissa-Jo (MJ) Belcourt Moses
Take an afternoon away from the practicalities of life; come hear and watch beauty in word and image.