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February 1, 2013

Winnipeg Folk Festival: Sarah Cripps; Folk for Families; People and Music; Open Mic l Genderfest Winnipeg - Amber Dawn: Untold Stories

Winnipeg Folk Festival: Sarah Cripps Live at The Folk Exchange
February 7
Doors 7:15 PM, show 8:00 PM

Tickets $10 at the Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store; $12 at the door

Winnipeg Folk Festival: 
Folk for Families, Featuring Experiments in Sound with Scott Senior and Amber Epp
February 9, 1:30 PM


Winnipeg Folk Festival / Gurevich Fine Art: 
People and Music, Portraits from Winnipeg Folk Festival - Steve Ackerman
Gurevich Fine Art, 200-62 Albert Street
February 8 - 22

Celebrate the beginning of the Winnipeg Folk Festival's 40th anniversary season with 
this special collection of iconic festival photography. 

Winnipeg Folk Festival / Manitoba Music:  
February 15, 7:00 pm
The Folk Exchange

$2 for non-performers

February 14, 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm
University of Winnipeg - Bulman Student Centre - MPR

Writing Workshop & Reading
This event is FREE, fully accessible and open to anyone!
Participants should come prepared with an open-mind, and pen and paper.
Shy people welcome.
Any questions please email Genderfest

Amber Dawn will read from her upcoming book How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir and lead participants through a series of free-writing exercise, small group work, and brainstorming discussions.

Amber Dawn is a writer and activist based in Vancouver. For nearly two decades her work focused on sex workers’ justice, queer visibility and the anti-violence movement.
As queer femme survivor and ex-sex worker, Amber Dawn’s literary voice has been described as “transgressive” and “marginal”.  However, her experiences are far from uncommon. She writes to de-stigmatize and celebrate under-told stories.

This workshop invites participants to explore under-told stories from their personal experience and/or from the world around them, and to develop strategies to creating safe spaces for these stories to be heard. Whether participants are interested in formally writing or simply speaking-up in day-to-day situations, this workshop will offer peer-driven idea-building and practice on being heard.

From February 1 to 17, Genderfest Winnipeg community members will be working to showcase an array of entertainment and radical events such as film screenings, open-mic nights, performance art pieces through contemporary dance, guest speakers, and dance parties. Under the Genderfest Winnipeg umbrella, each event is produced, promoted, and created by the group, organization, or individual hosting it. Genderfest Winnipeg acts as a resource and network base to assist and facilitate where and if needed. 

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