What better way to combine two of my passions – art and storytelling – than with a new Fieldwork installation in partnership with 2 women productions and the Ottawa International Writers Festival? Located in Brooke Valley, just outside of Perth, Fieldwork’s outdoor art installations became a favourite destination of mine after I interviewed one of the artists for the paper one year – I was intrigued by the concept of artwork situated in the familiar and unassuming landscape of a farmer’s field, to be explored at my own pace.
When I heard Fieldwork would be hosting four of the region’s finest storytellers, I knew I’d be attending their newest event. Often overlooked in the literary world, oral storytelling is one of those forgotten arts that you have to experience to truly appreciate. The local group, 2wp, is dedicated to promoting oral storytelling and preserving an important part of our history and cultural identities. 2wp supports the retelling of the stories that have been passed down from generation to generation, and ensuring they are not forgotten.
Storywork: Telling Tales Rooted in the Land will offer the audience a one-of-a-kind rich and memorable literary experience on September 24, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Curated by Jennifer Cayley, storytellers Marie Bilodeau, Katherine Grier, Daniel Kletke and Marta Singh will entertain with us with oral tales of the world of fairy tales and forgotten legends, against the backdrop of the natural world framed as art. This promises to be an intriguing and unforgettable event, one that art lovers, writers, readers and community supporters won’t want to miss!
Tickets are $20 through the Ottawa Writers Festival or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.