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A Song for Grand Marais: Community Listening Sessions Scheduled

Jan 07, 2019 08:51AM ● By Editor


 From Boreal Community Media - January 7, 2019

Cook County residents are invited to participate in one of three Community Listening
Sessions that will be held on January 30 and 31, 2019, at various sites in Grand Marais.
These sessions, which are free and open to the public, will be led by poet Julia Klatt
Singer and composer Craig Carnahan. They are designed to provide an opportunity for
residents to describe what makes Grand Marais such a unique place to live: its beauty and
its tempests, its history and its present, its challenges and its rewards. In other words,
what makes it sing.

Your stories will provide the inspiration for poems and music that the creative team of
Singer and Carnahan will write for the Borealis Chorale to perform at their Christmas
concerts in December, 2019.

In many ways, the success of this project depends on the residents of Cook County—to
share your stories, your words, your memories and experiences of living on the shore of
Lake Superior—and the creative team is eager to hear from you.

The Community Listening Sessions are:

Wednesday, January 30, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at the North House Folk School.
Thursday, January 31, 11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m., at the Grand Marais Public Library.
Thursday, January, 31, 3:30-4:30 p.m., at the Cook County Community Center.

These sessions will be informal and “user friendly.” If you’d like to participate but your
schedule won’t allow you to attend for the entire time, feel free to come-and-go as
necessary. The important thing is to gather stories from as many residents as possible, so
please consider attending.

This project is made possible by an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts
Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and by a grant from
the National Endowment for the Arts.