News: Videos from Canmore

2011-06-23 22:57:PM ago by laurie.anne.fuhr

Mobile vids of Robert Kroetsch & others

  While in Canmore as part of the artsPeak Festival writers residency hosted by Migratory Words, I took several videos with my Smartphone. I truly regret not having obtained and used a proper video camera for the purpose. I believe some other footage and audio recordings were taken by Dave Eso. So far I've uploaded the videos to filling Station's YouTube channel, called fillingStationMag. In the next few days I'll upload some pictures taken during the residency to our Flickr. There are too few compared with how many memories were made, but I didn't want to be a shutterbug and annoy my fellow writers.

Here is one of the videos, Riskiness, a poem of advice to others. It was the last poem Robert Kroetsch read at the artsPeak Literary Saloon. I read before him and had the honour of introducing him, but as a result, I didn't get footage of the beginning of his reading. Had lighting been better, you could have seen the touching standing ovation. As it is, you can at least hear the small hall erupt like a stadium. Dear Robert, how we loved you.

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