As I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, as one does on a cold and windy night, I came across this interesting event for Concordia Write Nights. These events are a chance for writers of any sort to gather and write in atypical locations. Their next event is on April 7th from 2-5pm at the Musée des Beaux Arts. I am really excited about this event for two reasons; the concept of these Concordia Write Nights is really intriguing and I just love the Musée des Beaux Arts.
So what is a Concordia Write Night? Well, I’m actually a bit late to the party regarding these Write Nights because the McGill Tribune wrote this really nice piece about it earlier this month. But basically this group at Concordia organizes these events at different locations around the city to give people chance to write in new and different surroundings. As I understand it, the idea is that writing in these different environments will spur creativity and influence your writing; you will literally gain a new perspective. I love that concept! And the locations they’ve chosen are so eccentric; they had one at the Biodome and another riding the metro up and down the green line. Plus there is a community component to these events. They offer the chance to interact with other writers from different walks of life, and whether you actually talk to the other people or not it’s nice to just be in the same place as others who share your interest.
The other reason I’m pumped about this event is that it’s taking place at the Musée des Beaux Arts (excellent choice guys!). It’s my favourite museum in the city. I am a proud VIP member (it’s a sweet deal if you’re under 30) and have made it out to most of the traveling exhibits in the past 5 years. One of the things I like most about the museum is the diversity in the types of exhibits it brings in, paintings of different periods, photography, antiquities, textiles, sculpture and more! The current exhibition focuses on the multi-disciplinary works of Marc Chagall, one of the founders of modernism and a major Jewish artist. The exhibit displays a number of works from many periods of his life, from paintings, to set and costume design and even murals. In addition to the exhibitions there is also the regular collection (free for those under 30, or on the last Sunday of the month) which has a large variety of exhibits from antiquity to modern day, from paintings to textiles. There is something for everyone and is sure to get your creative juices flowing.
Anyways, I thought that this was such a cool idea I’d share with all of you, so that any inspiring authors, bloggers, thesis writers or anyone else who just loves putting pen to paper (or keyboard to word processor) could get in on this! And if you’re not into writing, well I’d still recommend the Museum.
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