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Self-Editing Fiction

2012-12-08 11:00
2012-12-08 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

The Whaletown Institute is offering a workshop entitled "Self-editing fiction," running for five consecutive Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, starting November 7.
Location: Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Road.
Cost: $40-60 (sliding scale).
Contact Monica for more info or to register. (0166)


Self-Editing Fiction

2012-11-28 19:00
2012-11-28 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

The Whaletown Institute is offering a workshop entitled "Self-editing fiction," running for five consecutive Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, starting November 7.
Location: Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Road.
Cost: $40-60 (sliding scale).
Contact Monica for more info or to register. (0166)


Self-Editing Fiction

2012-11-21 19:00
2012-11-21 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

The Whaletown Institute is offering a workshop entitled "Self-editing fiction," running for five consecutive Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, starting November 7.
Location: Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Road.
Cost: $40-60 (sliding scale).
Contact Monica for more info or to register. (0166)


Self-Editing Fiction

2012-11-14 19:00
2012-11-14 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

The Whaletown Institute is offering a workshop entitled "Self-editing fiction," running for five consecutive Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, starting November 7.
Location: Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Road.
Cost: $40-60 (sliding scale).
Contact Monica for more info or to register. (0166)


Self-Editing Fiction

2012-11-07 19:00
Etc/GMT-7

The Whaletown Institute is offering a workshop entitled "Self-editing fiction," running for five consecutive Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, starting November 7.
Location: Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Road.
Cost: $40-60 (sliding scale).
Contact Monica for more info or to register. (0166)


Micro-Prose Workshop

2011-10-06 20:30
2011-10-27 20:30
Etc/GMT-8

Micro-prose workshop series at the Whaletown Institute

Join National Magazine Award nominated writer, Oliver Kellhammer, for a 4-week workshop series on micro-prose (really, really short fiction and non-fiction, prose poems, palm-of-the-hand stories and other hard to categorize stuff).

Course will include directed readings, in-class writing, and sharing and discussion of works in progress.

Thursday evenings Oct 6, 13, 20th and 27th. $40 -$60 (sliding scale).

e-mail okellhammer@gmail.com to sign up.


Musicianship Class with Rick Bockner

2011-01-23 15:00
2011-01-23 17:30
Etc/GMT-8

Musicianship Class with Rick Bockner

Rick is offering a 5 class series of workshops for people who play an instrument, but want more understanding of the language of music, how to communicate their ideas to other people, performance, arranging songs for small groups, improvising, and jamming etiquette. We will work with songs and ideas that come from the group, and Rick will have some printed material available as back up. This is your chance to get comfortable playing with others, and learning to express your music verbally and in a group setting. Bring acoustic instruments only please. Cost is $100 for the series of 5 classes.

The first class will be on January 23rd (Sunday), from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Whaletown Institute.

To register for the class, call Rick Bockner at 935-6792


Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada Book Launch and Events

2010-07-22 20:00
2010-07-22 22:30
Etc/GMT-8

Pirate Radio in Canada book launch, sponsored by Kristen Roos and the Whaletown Institute.

Thursday July 22nd @ 7 pm at the Institute: 506 Whaletown Rd.

Ron Sakolsky and Sheila Nopper will be in residence.

Here's a link to the book:
http://islandsofresistance.ca/?p=1
http://www.newstarbooks.com/book.php?book_id=1554200504

and a link to some info on Ron Sakolsky:
http://www.newstarbooks.com/author.php?author_id=7352

Sheila Nopper's bio:
http://islandsofresistance.ca/?page_id=14

Kristen's website:
http://www.kristenroos.com


Chris Fraser: Keep Your Pen Moving Workshop

2010-04-05 14:00
2010-04-05 17:00
Etc/GMT-8

Keep Your Pen Moving
A workshop for anyone who wants bulgy hand muscles

Monday April 5th
1-4pm
The Whaletown Institute

Drop what you’re doing for an Easter Monday afternoon of creativee writing exercises to get your heart pumping and your hand dancing across the page. We’ll write quickly and slowly, seriously and playfully, letters, poems, tributes, rants, memories, tiny stories and passionate diatribes. Come to dip your toes into the beautiful worlds of your own words.
Ideal for beginner writers, seasoned writers, stuck writers, writers-in-waiting, writers with day jobs, writers who don’t call themselves writers just yet, and anyone who wants a date with their creative selves.

Chris Kay Fraser is a Torontonian with a bit of a thing for Cortes Island. Some of you will know her from the 3-day novel contest. Currently, she works as a one-to-one writing coach, and teaches weekly, monthly and correspondence classes in creative writing and memoir-writing through her small business, Footprint Memoirs. Chris holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education, examining the role of the creative writing as a tool of community building and personal growth. See: www.footprintmemoirs.com.

$30. All proceeds to go the Whaletown Institute

“Words are sacred. If you get the right ones in the right order
you can nudge the world a little.”

-Tom Stoppard


Salon

2010-03-26 20:00
2010-03-26 22:30
Etc/GMT-8

A cultural salon hosted by Krista Ma and Marnie Andrews, dedicated to the question of "How do we create culture on Cortes Island?"


Reiki Class

2010-03-24 20:00
2010-03-24 22:00
Etc/GMT-8

Reiki class with Carina.


BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY FOR WRITERS (2)

2010-02-08 20:00
2010-02-08 22:00
Etc/GMT-8

BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY FOR WRITERS (i.e. anyone who writes!)

This is a two-part workshop for anyone who wants to improve their word processing and general computer skills. This workshop, led by Shanaya Nelson and Ruth Ozeki, will be held on two consecutive Mondays, February 1st and 8th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Whaletown Institute (at 506 Whaletown Road).

Please contact Shanaya at shanaya@finalproof.ca (or 935-6411) if you have questions or are interested in registering. Space is limited, so please sign up early. This workshop series is sponsored in part by a grant from Cortes Island Literacy Now. Tuition is by donation.

Session 2: Open Questions & Tips and Tricks

• Advanced Microsoft Word tips & tricks
• Answers to your Word, Excel, Email, Internet search/research questions. We'll either answer your questions on the spot or dig up the resources and get back to you.
• Alternatives to Microsoft Word (Scrivener, Open Office, etc., if people are interested and there are no other questions).

Shanaya used to be a computer trainer and programmer and is now a professional proofreader and editor. Ruth is a writer and spends most of her time moving words around computer screens.


BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY FOR WRITERS (1)

2010-02-01 20:00
2010-02-01 22:00
Etc/GMT-8

BASIC COMPUTER LITERACY FOR WRITERS (i.e. anyone who writes!)

This is a two-part workshop for anyone who wants to improve their word processing and general computer skills. This workshop, led by Shanaya Nelson and Ruth Ozeki, will be held on two consecutive Mondays, February 1st and 8th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Whaletown Institute (at 506 Whaletown Road).

Please contact Shanaya at shanaya@finalproof.ca (or 935-6411) if you have questions or are interested in registering. Space is limited, so please sign up early. This workshop series is sponsored in part by a grant from Cortes Island Literacy Now. Tuition is by donation.

Session 1: The Basics

• Basic word-processing skills using Microsoft Word, including opening and closing documents, cutting and pasting text, formatting text and fixing formatting problems.
• Organizing and finding files on your computer
• Uploading and downloading attachments from email
• Sending files by email
• Transferring files to a memory stick and backing up your work

Shanaya used to be a computer trainer and programmer and is now a professional proofreader and editor. Ruth is a writer and spends most of her time moving words around computer screens.


Susi Porter-Bopp

2010-01-21 01:00
2010-01-25 00:59
Etc/GMT-8

Community Water Co-ordinator from University of Victoria will be in residence.


Writing Workshop

2010-01-14 20:00
2010-01-14 22:00
Etc/GMT-8

Yvonne Kipp's manuscript.


Novel Workshop

2009-12-17 20:00
2009-12-17 22:00
Etc/GMT-8

Bi-weekly writing workshop. This week we workshop Iris Steigermann's 'Alder king' manuscript. See you there!


Mayor of Whistler

2009-12-11 01:00
2009-12-13 00:59
Etc/GMT-8

We are pleased to announce that Ken Melamed, the mayor of Whistler will be in residence for a couple of nights at the Institute. He is behind some ground-breaking initiatives in creating affordable housing and forcing developers to adopt models of sustainability.


Susi Porter-Bopp

2009-11-08 17:00
2009-11-08 18:30
Etc/GMT-8

Susi Porter-Bopp is a Community Water Coordinator of the Water Sustainability Project for UVic's POLIS Project on Ecological Governance.

www.poliswaterproject.org

She'll give a short description of what she's doing and will be available for Water Q and A's on Sunday @ 4 pm at the Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Rd.

For details call: 250-935-6664


Weekly Writing Workshop

2009-11-05 19:00
2009-11-05 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

Weekly novel writing workshop (the novel.)

Suggested donation $10 per session.

If you'd like to attend please e-mail okellhammer@gmail.com.


Community Energy and Emissions Planning

2009-10-31 11:00
2009-10-31 15:00
Etc/GMT-8

Dale Littlejohn of the Community Energy Association hosts a forum on sustainable community energy strategies for Cortes Island.

www.communityenergy.ca


Heart Sutra Brush Meditation Group

2009-10-27 19:00
2009-10-27 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

Join Ayami Stryck in an evening of meditation and calligraphy.


Weekly Writing Workshop

2009-10-22 19:00
2009-10-22 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

Weekly novel writing workshop (the novel.)

Suggested donation $10 per session.

If you'd like to attend please e-mail okellhammer@gmail.com.


Cancelled !!!!! Heart Sutra Brush Meditation Group

2009-10-20 19:00
2009-10-20 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

Cancelled !!!! Due to illness

Ayami Stryck, who is a wonderful fibre artist and Japanese calligrapher here in Whaletown, will be leading a Heart Sutra Brush Meditation study group, which will meet once a week (or once every two weeks?) at the Institute. Our first meeting will be this Tuesday evening, September 21, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and we'll discuss future scheduling at that time.

In Japan, shakyo, or sutra copying, is a venerable Buddhist and spiritual practice. The Heart Sutra, a core text in Mahayana Buddhism, which explains in a very few words the teachings of emptiness, is often used as an object for this meditation. (For more information, please see note, below)

The two hour study group will start with a short period of zazen, followed by chanting of the Heart Sutra in Japanese. Most of our time together will be spent doing brush meditation and calligraphy practice. Even if you've never held a brush before, don't worry! Ayami will show us how. This calming and inspiring practice of shakyo helps us integrate the wisdom teachings of the Heart Sutra through our body, breath and mind. We will also spend some time reading from different translations and commentary on the Heart Sutra, from Zen, Tibetan and other traditions of Buddhism. We will work together to compile a full bibliography, with suggestions for on-line talks, for everyone to share, so we can continue our practice and study at home.

There will be no fee for this study group, but we will be asking for donations to Ayami, as well as to the Whaletown Institute to help cover the costs of heating and hydro and good green tea!


Heart Sutra Brush Meditation Group

2009-10-13 19:00
2009-10-13 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

Ayami Stryck, who is a wonderful fibre artist and Japanese calligrapher here in Whaletown, will be leading a Heart Sutra Brush Meditation study group, which will meet once a week (or once every two weeks?) at the Institute. Our first meeting will be this Tuesday evening, September 21, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and we'll discuss future scheduling at that time.

In Japan, shakyo, or sutra copying, is a venerable Buddhist and spiritual practice. The Heart Sutra, a core text in Mahayana Buddhism, which explains in a very few words the teachings of emptiness, is often used as an object for this meditation. (For more information, please see note, below)

The two hour study group will start with a short period of zazen, followed by chanting of the Heart Sutra in Japanese. Most of our time together will be spent doing brush meditation and calligraphy practice. Even if you've never held a brush before, don't worry! Ayami will show us how. This calming and inspiring practice of shakyo helps us integrate the wisdom teachings of the Heart Sutra through our body, breath and mind. We will also spend some time reading from different translations and commentary on the Heart Sutra, from Zen, Tibetan and other traditions of Buddhism. We will work together to compile a full bibliography, with suggestions for on-line talks, for everyone to share, so we can continue our practice and study at home.

There will be no fee for this study group, but we will be asking for donations to Ayami, as well as to the Whaletown Institute to help cover the costs of heating and hydro and good green tea!

There is no need to register for this study group, but we'd like to know how many people might be interested in coming. We'd also like to know if this time slot is one that will work, so please email us at wtinstitute@gmail.com if you are interested, even if you cannot make it to this first meeting.


Heart Sutra Brush Meditation Group

2009-10-06 19:00
2009-10-06 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

Ayami Stryck, who is a wonderful fibre artist and Japanese calligrapher here in Whaletown, will be leading a Heart Sutra Brush Meditation study group, which will meet once a week (or once every two weeks?) at the Institute. Our first meeting will be this Tuesday evening, September 21, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and we'll discuss future scheduling at that time.

In Japan, shakyo, or sutra copying, is a venerable Buddhist and spiritual practice. The Heart Sutra, a core text in Mahayana Buddhism, which explains in a very few words the teachings of emptiness, is often used as an object for this meditation. (For more information, please see note, below)

The two hour study group will start with a short period of zazen, followed by chanting of the Heart Sutra in Japanese. Most of our time together will be spent doing brush meditation and calligraphy practice. Even if you've never held a brush before, don't worry! Ayami will show us how. This calming and inspiring practice of shakyo helps us integrate the wisdom teachings of the Heart Sutra through our body, breath and mind. We will also spend some time reading from different translations and commentary on the Heart Sutra, from Zen, Tibetan and other traditions of Buddhism. We will work together to compile a full bibliography, with suggestions for on-line talks, for everyone to share, so we can continue our practice and study at home.

There will be no fee for this study group, but we will be asking for donations to Ayami, as well as to the Whaletown Institute to help cover the costs of heating and hydro and good green tea!

There is no need to register for this study group, but we'd like to know how many people might be interested in coming. We'd also like to know if this time slot is one that will work, so please email us at wtinstitute@gmail.com if you are interested, even if you cannot make it to this first meeting.


3-Day Novel Public Reading!

2009-10-04 15:12
2009-10-04 17:12
Etc/GMT-7

Join fellow 3-Day Novelists for a public reading of our work! This is a wonderful way of sharing your 3-Day Novel excitement with your families and all the members of the Cortes community who supported us in this insane marathon of words. You won't have to read a lot, just five minutes or so. And remember, you wrote the darn thing in 3 days. It's not supposed to be perfect!

The reading will be held at the Gorge Hall, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Please email Ruth or Oliver if you have any questions: wtinstitute@gmail.org


Heart Sutra Brush Meditation Study Group with Ayami Stryck

2009-09-22 19:00
2009-09-22 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

Ayami Stryck, who is a wonderful fibre artist and Japanese calligrapher here in Whaletown, will be leading a Heart Sutra Brush Meditation study group, which will meet once a week (or once every two weeks?) at the  Institute. Our first meeting will be this Tuesday evening, September 21, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and we'll discuss future scheduling at that time.

In Japan, shakyo, or sutra copying, is a venerable Buddhist and spiritual practice. The Heart Sutra, a core text in Mahayana Buddhism, which explains in a very few words the teachings of emptiness, is often used as an object for this meditation. (For more information, please see note, below)

The two hour study group will start with a short period of zazen, followed by chanting of the Heart Sutra in Japanese. Most of our time together will be spent doing brush meditation and calligraphy practice. Even if you've never held a brush before, don't worry! Ayami will show us how. This calming and inspiring practice of shakyo helps us integrate the wisdom teachings of the Heart Sutra through our body, breath and mind. We will also spend some time reading from different translations and commentary on the Heart Sutra, from Zen, Tibetan and other traditions of Buddhism. We will work together to compile a full bibliography, with suggestions for on-line talks, for everyone to share, so we can continue our practice and study at home.

There will be no fee for this study group, but we will be asking for donations to Ayami, as well as to the Whaletown Institute to help cover the costs of heating and hydro and good green tea!

There is no need to register for this study group, but we'd like to know how many people might be interested in coming. We'd also like to know if this time slot is one that will work, so please email us at wtinstitute@gmail.com if you are interested, even if you cannot make it to this first meeting.


3-Day Novel Party!

2009-09-11 19:00
2009-09-11 22:00
Etc/GMT-7

Join fellow Cortes Island novelists and celebrate our remarkable achievements!


Three Day Novel Contest

2009-09-05 00:00
2009-09-07 23:59
Etc/GMT-7

The Whaletown Institute will be the Cortes Island host for this marathon event with writers working at the institute itself and at other locations. Soup and coffee will be provided. For more info and an application form check out the Three Day Novel Website here:

http://www.3daynovel.com/

Good Luck !!!


Novel Writing Workshop

2009-08-24 19:30
2009-08-24 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

4th Novel Writing workshop in preparation for the Labour Day Weekend 3-day Novel Contest.


Novel Writing Workshop

2009-08-17 19:30
2009-08-17 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

3rd Novel writing Workshop with Ruth Ozeki, in preparation for the Labour Day 3-day Novel Contest.


Novel Writing Workshop

2009-08-10 19:30
2009-08-10 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

2nd Novel wriing workshop with Ruth Ozeki in preparation for Labour Day Weekend's 3 day Novel Contest.


Novel Writing Workshop

2009-08-03 19:30
2009-08-03 21:00
Etc/GMT-7

Novel Writing workshop in preparation for Labour Day Weekend's 3 -Day Novel Contest.


Life Story Workshop

2008-11-12 14:00
2008-11-12 16:00
Etc/GMT-7

Eleanor Harwood and Ruth Ozeki present the fourth of four workshops in life story writing. This will be held at the Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Rd., Whaletown, BC. To register. call 250-935-6664.


Life Story Workshop

2008-11-05 14:00
2008-11-05 16:00
Etc/GMT-7

Eleanor Harwood and Ruth Ozeki present the third of four workshops in life story writing. This will be held at the Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Rd., Whaletown, BC. To register. call 250-935-6664.


Life Story Workshop

2008-10-29 14:00
2008-10-29 16:00
Etc/GMT-7

Eleanor Harwood and Ruth Ozeki present the second of four workshops in life story writing. This will be held at the Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Rd., Whaletown, BC. To register. call 250-935-6664.


Life Story Workshop

2008-10-22 14:00
2008-10-22 16:00
Etc/GMT-7

Eleanor Harwood and Ruth Ozeki present the first of four workshops in life story writing. This will be held at the Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Rd., Whaletown, BC. To register. call 250-935-6664.


Whaletown Writers' Workshop

2008-09-19 09:00
2008-09-23 17:00
Etc/GMT-7

Writer's Workshop hosted by the Whaletown Institute's Ruth Ozeki will examine the foundation of story.
To attend e-mail ozekiland@gmail.com
This will be held at the Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, Cortes Island, BC. V0P 1Z0.
(250)-935-6664


Sharon de Souza and Terry Lavender

2008-08-30 00:00
2008-09-04 23:59
Etc/GMT-7

Whaletown Institute directors Sharon de Souza and Terry Lavender will be visiting the institute. Terry also intends to put on a workshop in game design for social activism.


Marina Zurkow

2008-08-04 00:00
2008-08-17 23:59
Etc/GMT-7

Marina Zurkow at the Whaletown Institute.

http://www.o-matic.com


Larry Lane

2008-06-28 00:00
2008-07-06 23:59
Etc/GMT-7

Playwright Larry Lane at the Whaletown Institute. Will be leading a 'Tempest' discussion group.


Annual General Meeting

2008-04-19 14:00
2008-04-19 16:00
Etc/GMT-7

Whaletown Institute annual general meeting to be held at the Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Rd. Whaletown BC.


Janette Facteau

2007-11-25 17:00
2007-12-18 10:00
Etc/GMT-7



Janette Fecteau is a poet from Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She teaches art and works as a horticulturist. Her thematic interests include fishing and farming, womens' friendships, and physics. These days she is working on poems about lust and mom. Her work has been published in the Pottersfield Portfolio. She is working towards a degree in Creative Writing, UBC's Optional-Residency MFA.

Larry Lane

2007-10-28 00:00
2007-11-09 23:59
Etc/GMT-7

New York based playwright Larry Lane is in residence at our Whaletown Facility. There will be some screenings of Ozu films and perhaps a public discussion. Check back closer to the date for details.

Terry Lavender Presentation

2007-09-07 16:00
2007-09-07 17:30
Etc/GMT-7

SFU educational computer game designer Terry Lavender gives a free presentation on his game about homelessness. This event is open to the public and will happen at the Whaletown Institute, 506 Whaletown Rd. (front house by the turtle sign). For more info, contact:
wtinstitute@gmail.com

Terry Lavender/Sharon de Souza

2007-09-03 00:00
2007-09-08 23:59
Etc/GMT-7

SFU educational computer game designer Terry Lavender and Vancouver urban agriculturalist Sharon de Souza in residence at the Whaletown Institute.

Paulette B.

in
2007-08-01 00:00
2007-08-24 23:59
Etc/GMT-7

Paulette B. (writer) at our New York residence.

Lisa and Kristin Frederickson

2007-07-23 00:00
2007-07-30 23:59
Etc/GMT-7

Lisa (artist) and Kristin (writer) in attendance at the Whaletown Institute.

Ruth Ozeki

in
2007-07-22 00:00
2007-08-01 23:59
Etc/GMT-7

Ruth Ozeki in residence at our New York location.

Phillip Vannini

2007-07-06 00:00
2007-07-08 23:59
Etc/GMT-7

My name is Phillip Vannini. I am a professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University in Victoria

For some time now I have been doing research of an anthropological nature on life and culture on the BC Coast. My work focuses on the social ecology of movement across water--thus primarily examining the role played by BC Ferries in shaping everyday life sense of time, the meanings of space, daily routines and traditions on island and coastal communities, values toward land development, collective memory, regional identity, commerce, technology and material culture, and more.

I have already published a number of academic articles on the topic and I am now working on writing a book.

My anthropological research is of an ethnographic nature. That means that I'm NOT interested in collecting statistical information or similar "hard" facts. Instead, I'm nterested in learning from people's stories, beliefs, and personal perspectives. All people who live in coastal and island communities have narratives, opinions, thoughts and experiences related to BC Ferries and to (as they say in their slogan) "life on the coast."

If you'd like to, you can learn a bit more about my work by reading this brief article:

My plan is to travel to every location served by BC Ferries over the next months. On my trips I like to meet with ferry travelers, community residents, and members of various associations and civic organizations to chat about the ferries and what they mean for the livelihood of the places they touch and they people they connect (or even disconnect).

I will be doing research intermittently in your area during the months of June and July. I would love the opportunity to meet with you at some point when I'm there.

Please don't think of this as a formal "interview." More simply, I just like to chat, perhaps over a cup of coffee/tea, about life on the island.