A Poetic Landscape
An exploration of the intersection between landscape, the art of observation, and poetic response. The research and outcome is being developed in full during an artist residency at the Gullkistan Centre for Creativity in Iceland. The outcome will be exhibited in Vancouver, BC, as part of BC Culture Days.
When: September 28 and 29, 2019
Where: Library Garden, UBC, Vancouver
Event is free; donations accepted.
FIRECRACKER: The Writers' Room Anthology
Founded and curated by editor-in-chief Alyssa Harms-Wiebe, "FIRECRACKER" is an anthology of student writing competitively selected by a team of writers-in-residence at the Bolton Academy of Spoken Arts in Vancouver. The annual anthology features nonfiction, fiction, and poetry contest winners, as well as a selection of outstanding poems, stories, memoirs, and essays written by selected students of the academy's various writing programs.
The Playground Co.
An artist house collective based in New Westminster, BC, that sparked community by providing open space for creatives to meet, collaborate, and grow their talents. Local musicians, stand-up comedians, writers, photographers, visual artists, and dancers were given opportunity to showcase their work. The collective was also featured during the New West Cultural Crawl, with a lineup of performances open for viewing from members of the community.
Founded and facilitated by artists Alyssa Harms-Wiebe (writer and arts educator), Soh-yon Park (film photographer), and Natasha Stobbe (singer and songwriter).
Published in December 2015
Authored by Alyssa Harms-Wiebe and illustrated by Alanna Rae, "Megan's Meltdown" is a children's book designed to explain the complexities of climate change in the Arctic to children between the ages of 5-8.
A brief synopsis: "Megan is a wave in the Arctic Ocean who is having trouble freezing for the winter. Vicious winds and rising temperatures lead Megan on a raucous journey."
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A production of Peter Shafer's "Black Comedy," directed by Alyssa Harms-Wiebe, produced at Westmount High School in Montreal.
An original production directed by Alyssa Harms-Wiebe, produced at the St.-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival.
Brief synopsis: "A look at religion and spirituality in the 21st century, explored through acrobatic movement and personal storytelling."
A Raisin in the Sun
A production of Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun," directed by Alyssa Harms-Wiebe, produced at Westmount High School in Montreal.
Tonight We Play a 'Soggetto'
A production of Luigi Pirandello's "Tonight We Play a 'Soggetto'," directed by Alessandro Mercurio and assistant directed by Alyssa Harms-Wiebe, produced on Concordia University's main stage.
If Phones Could Talk
An original production written and directed by Alyssa Harms-Wiebe, produced at the Mainline Theatre in Montreal.
Brief synopsis: "A snappy, comedic critique of society’s obsession with social media and its effect on romantic relationships.”