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  1. Hello,

    I work at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and there is a Writing Workshop with Border Crossings Editor Meeka Walsh I would like to inform the community about. Please read the information below if you are interested and pass it on if can!

    September 28, 11:00am - 03:00pm
    Writing Workshop with Meeka Walsh
    Workshop: Saturday, September 28 from 11 AM to 3 PM
    Registration deadline: September 25
    $20 | $15 for SAAG members

    If you're engaged in the arts scene in Canada you'll know Border Crossings, the quarterly art magazine published in Winnipeg and edited by Meeka Walsh. It's a magazine known for its intelligent, thoughtful, and in-depth information on art in Canada, the US and abroad. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better collection of finely crafted art writing that traverses the overlapping territories between praise and criticism. As noted critic Arthur Danto has written, "Border Crossings is among the most literate publications in English devoted to contemporary art and artists. I read it for pleasure and perspective."

    The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is delighted to invite Meeka Walsh to present our second annual Writing Workshop on Saturday, September 28. We'll spend the day discussing the techniques and nature of art review writing and learning about some of the expectations Meeka has for writing published in Border Crossings. Participants of the workshop are invited to submit samples of their own writing to be reviewed and edited by Meeka - this exercise will also form the foundation of the workshop. Holding to the philosophy that the best way to learn is to do, we'll use this opportunity to discuss, as a group, the strengths and weaknesses of some of the samples.

    Meeka Walsh is a critic and writer and has been the Editor of Border Crossings magazine since 1993, she has given papers and contributed catalogue essays on Robert Frank, Claude Cahun, Leon Golub, April Gornik, Natalka Husar, William Wegman and Sarah Anne Johnson, among others. In 2013 she edited the book, Winnipeg Now, for the same exhibition of the same name at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and also contributed a major essay. In 2011 she wrote 57 entries for the "My Winnipeg" exhibition co-mounted by Plug In ICA, Winnipeg and La Maison Rouge, Paris and in 2008 she edited The Winnipeg Alphabestiary, the book accompanying the collection now at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. In 2011 she co-curated an exhibition of Winnipeg artists for the Julie Saul Gallery in New York and in 2012 "Winnipeg Now," the inaugural exhibition for the Winnipeg Art Gallery's Centennial Year.

    Thank you for your time.

    Tess Mitchell, Weekend Attendant at SAAG