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New Dates: A Song for the North Shore - Community Listening Sessions

Feb 04, 2019 01:49PM ● By Editor

From Boreal Community Media - February 4, 2019

Cook County residents are invited to participate in one of three Community Listening Sessions that will be held on February 20 and 21, 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 and Cook County 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, February 20, 4:00-5:30 p.m. - The Cook County Community Center

·     Wednesday, February 20, 7:00-8:30 p.m. - North House Folk School’s Green   Building

·     Thursday, February 21, 10:30 a.m.-noon - The Grand Marais Public Library

 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.