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The Gathering Place

Abbas Akhavan’s variations on a landscape + writing workshop at The Power Plant, August 18th.

Public places invite and provoke us. An empty seat on a patio allows us to people watch, eavesdrop, or retreat into our own thoughts. Conversations can bring friends, lovers and strangers together in new and unexpected ways. And everything can be affected by the ever-changing atmosphere and mood around us.

The Gathering Place is a writing workshop connected with Abbas Akhavan’s site-specific installation at The Power Plant. First, we will consider Akhavan’s re-imagining of the gallery’s Clerestory through a guided tour and discussion. Creative writing exercises inspired by Akhavan’s work will follow. Some pieces will be written independently; others in collaboration or groups. All the exercises will be completed in a safe, non-critical environment suitable for writers of all levels. Writing materials will be provided.

The Gathering Place is a great opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of Toronto’s leading contemporary art facilities. If you can’t join us on the 18th, there’s plenty of time to check out how Abbas will reimagine the gallery space: his exhibition runs June 23-December 30, 2018.

Event: The Gathering Place
Location: The Power Plant, 231 Queens Quay W
Date: Saturday, August 18 2018
Time: 1pm-4.30pm
Cost: $60 ($50 for Power Plant members)
Tickets: Available online at The Power Plant website

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