Dreamplaces: Memoir Writing and Performance

Facilitated by Barbara Lorraine Laing

Date: Tuesday May 1

Registration has now closed. Drop-ins are welcome at this workshop!


6:00pm-8:00pm (2 hours)


Isabel Turner Library
935 Gardiners Rd, Kingston, ON
K7M 9A9

***This workshop is eligible for a Reach Ahead Activity in the Arts & Culture Specialist High Skills Major Program***

Workshop Description

In a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, participants will be led through a series of individual and group activities (including writing and Drama exercises) to explore the theme of ‘memories’ - imagined and remembered. We’ll be using our imaginations to play with creative possibilities for a future project and learn about practical opportunities to share our stories in Kingston and beyond.

Barbara Lorraine

Barbara Lorraine Laing (BA, B.Ed, MA) is a poet and Ontario Certified Drama teacher currently living in Kingston, with a strong interest in memoir and travel writing. Previously longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize, her work appears in Grain, Room, The Antigonish Review, and The New Quarterly. She’s attended three literary arts residencies at The Banff Centre, and performs her work at various venues around the city. Currently a PhD student and instructor at Queen’s Faculty of Education, she is researching ‘serendipity’ and transformative learning. She has extensive experience teaching accessible writing and performance workshops, both locally and internationally.