Archives for May 2013

June Scholars Gild Discussion – “Why do we tell stories?”

Tuesday evening, June 18 at 7:30 (Lower Gild Hall)

If storytelling is as natural to humans as breathing, why can’t we avoid telling the same story over and over again?

Our June discussion will be based on a recent BBC World Service broadcast of The Forum, hosted by Bridget Kendall. In this programme, Ms. Kendall is joined by award-winning drama producer John Yorke, who explains why a nine-year-old could storyline a Hollywood film; neuroscientist Emile Bruneau, whose cutting edge research on how narratives can trigger empathy and Afghan writer Qais Akbar Omar, who says that when you have nothing else left, stories can sustain you.. We will discuss the concepts proposed in the program and how they relate to us personally and to society.

We will be in lower Gild Hall on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 PM, for this discussion. Come join for a truly scholarly story.

A link to the BBC World Service programme can be found at the BBC World Service website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018lgpg). The program runs about 45 minutes.  We will listen to the first 15 minutes or so at our discussion.

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NEXT POETRY GILD MEETING: TUESDAY, MAY 28TH, 2013 AT 7PM IN THE BRATTEN ROOM IN ARDEN GILD HALL

 

Original Spoken Word Poetry in Arden!

We will be holding a Poetry Gild meeting and reading on Tuesday, MAY 28th.

The business meeting, for those who wish to join the Gild and vote on Gild business, will begin at 7:00pm in the Bratten Room the Lower Arden Gild Hall. Just go to the right of the building and down the steps through the Moonlight Amphitheater. Enter the door on the brick patio/ stage and go all the way to the back (through one more door). Look for the POETRY signs to guide your way!

For those who wish only to participate in the reading, the general poetry reading will begin at 7:30pm also in the Bratten Room.

*Please bring original spoken word poetry to showcase for the group, and/or a poem by one of your favorite poets to share.

HOMEWORK: 1) Write a poem, haha! 2) bring a poem that you love; 3) choose and email two or three poems you would like to include in our next chap book.

You may also bring refreshments for the group to share.
A suggested donation of $2 will be happily accepted to help with gild operations.

Visit our new page at http://ardenclub.org/poetry-gild/

Writers and Poets: “You are welcome hither!”

NEXT POETRY GILD MEETING: TUESDAY, MAY 14TH, 2013 AT 7PM IN THE BRATTEN ROOM IN ARDEN GILD HALL

Original Spoken Word Poetry in Arden!

We will be holding a Poetry Gild meeting and reading on Tuesday, MAY 14th.

The business meeting, for those who wish to join the Gild and vote on Gild business, will begin at 7:00pm in the Bratten Room the Lower Arden Gild Hall. Just go to the right of the building and down the steps through the Moonlight Amphitheater. Enter the door on the brick patio/ stage and go all the way to the back (through one more door). Look for the POETRY signs to guide your way!

For those who wish only to participate in the reading, the general poetry reading will begin at 7:30pm also in the Bratten Room.

*Please bring original spoken word poetry to showcase for the group, and/or a poem by one of your favorite poets to share.

HOMEWORK: 1) Write a poem about missing memories. This can be in haiku or any other form; 2) bring a poem that you love.

You may also bring refreshments for the group to share.
A suggested donation of $2 will be happily accepted to help with gild operations.

Visit our new page at http://ardenclub.org/poetry-gild/