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Writing Workshop with Nancy Tousley



September 30, 11:00am - 03:00pm

Registration Deadline: September 18*
$20 | $15 for Members


*Registration and writing pre-submission are required.

We are pleased to welcome Nancy Tousley to facilitate the first of two Writing Workshops for 2017. Registrants are required to submit a piece of critical writing prior to class (up to 1000 words). Tousey will reflect upon the written submissions and use her observations to highlight areas of discussion in order to help the class develop critical writing skills. 

Nancy Tousley is an award-winning senior art critic, arts journalist, and independent curator, who received the Governor General's Award for Visual and Media Arts in 2011. She was the Calgary Herald's art critic for more than 30 years and has been a contributing editor to Canadian Art magazine since 1986. Her writing has apprearedin magazines such as Artscanada, Vanguard, Parachute, Border Crossings, and Canadian Art since the early 1970s and in more than 40 public art gallery and museum catalogues. Tousley is also an accomplished curator, having organized exhibitions for the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Glenbow Museum, and the Art Gallery of York University, among others. 

Known for making art accessible and relevant, Nancy continues to be a nodal point in Canada's art scene. Her work has been recognized with many prestigious awards including the Board of Governors of the Alberta College of Art and Design's Award of Excellence (1997), the Ontario Association of Art Galleries' award for best curatorial writing on contemporary art (1999 and 2001), the Candian Museums Association's award for outstanding achievement in arts journalism (2002) and the medal of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art (2009).

Participants in the Writing Workshop are encouraged to enter SAAG's sixth annual Writing Prize. Applicants are invited to submit a 500-word exhibition review of a recent Canadian exhibition. Writers must be residents of Alberta, and at least 18 years of age, and must have published no more than three pieces of writing in a national magazine. Students and emerging writers are encouraged to participate. Submission deadline: Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

Please email submissions for the Writing Prize to Clayton Smith, Public Engagement Coordinator and Preparator, at csmith@saag.ca. To register in the Writing Workshop call 403-327-8770 x 21.

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