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 71 writers from Edmonton and area and as far away as Drumheller, Indian Head, Calgary, and Prince George. The March 2019 salon, held in conjunction with SkirtsAfire, will celebrate three Edmonton writers and an artist.
“And after the storm I went down to the basement. And everything was floating. Lots of my old keyboards, dirty projectors, props from old performances, a fiberglass plane, a motorcycle, countless papers and books. And I looked at them floating there in the shiny dark water, dissolving, all the things I’d carefully saved all my life, becoming nothing but junk. And I thought: how beautiful, how magic and how catastrophic.”
Artist, composer, musician, and film director Laurie Anderson speaking with Eleanor Wachtel on “Writers and Company.”
Short story writer Kat Cameron
Writer and poet Marilyn Dumont
Playwright Michele Vance Hehir, with a special sneak preview of SkirtsAfire’s 2020 MainStage play, The Blue Hour
Visual Artist Rebecca Pickard
On the verge of spring, join us for an afternoon of beauty, magic, and maybe even a bit of catastrophe…