VIRTUAL Healing Creative Hurts with Kate ChadbourneThursday November 5, 2020
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM
The creative life offers great excitement, interest, and reward – but also a unique set of hurts that can break your heart. Whether you create art, music, gardens, poetry, beautiful meals or anything else, you are most warmly invited to attend this online event. As a devoted, lifelong creator and as a teacher of artists and writers, Kate Chadbourne has noticed that there are five main hurts that can derail and even stop us altogether from making what we most want to make. Kate will speak about these five hurts and provide a set of strategies to help navigate them and ultimately, to keep going. Afterwards, we’ll open the floor for questions and comments. Come for the inspiration and good company, and come to remember why it’s worth risking the hurts of the creative life, and why it’s essential to learn to heal them.
Kate Chadbourne is a singer, harper, and storyteller, an award-winning songwriter and poet, a scholar and teacher of Irish language and folklore with a PhD from Harvard, and a beloved performer at venues throughout New England. She has been honored as a “tradition bearer” in the Revels Salon series and in the Gaelic Roots Concert Series at Boston College, and her music has been featured on NPR’s programs, “Cartalk” and “All Songs Considered.” She has released four solo CD’s, three collections of poetry, and two books to encourage and support artists, musicians, and creators. Named as one of “The Most Fascinating People” in Central Massachusetts by the Sentinel and Enterprise Newspaper, Kate is also the founder of The Bardic Academy, a school for writers, musicians, singers, and young scholars. She brings to her audiences the sounds of the harp, piano, tin whistle, Irish flute, and melodeon, a deep love and knowledge of traditional Irish story, a warm and welcoming presence, and a voice often described as “the voice of an angel.” Connect with her online at www.katechadbourne.com.
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