Fellows, a singer/songwriter and interdisciplinary collaborator, and Samson, The Weakerthans songwriter/front man and managing editor of ARP Books, will visit classes, mentor writers and songwriters, and offer a weekly songwriting workshop over the fall term. In addition they will be working on new collaborative and solo repertoire.
Winnipeg songwriter Christine Fellows has released five solo albums to date, and her sixth album, Burning Daylight, will be released in 2014 alongside a companion graphic novel. An avid interdisciplinary collaborator, Fellows often works with visual artists, choreographers, filmmakers and musicians to create performance works, scores and spectacles.
In addition to his work with The Weakerthans, Winnipegger John K. Samson is a writer whose poetry and prose has appeared in Matrix Magazine, CV2, Geist, The Believer, and Post-Prairie: An Anthology of New Poetry. Samson is also the co-founder and managing editor of Winnipeg publishing house ARP Books. His solo album, Provincial, and book, Lyrics and Poems, 1997-2012, were released in 2012.
Fellows and Samson will be in residence from Monday, September 9th through Friday, December 13th, 2013. To arrange for a FREE consultation with them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (204) 480-1067.
Their office hours are:
Mondays, 12 noon - 4 pm
Tuesdays, 11 am - 3 pm
Thursdays, 11 am - 12:30 pm & 2:30 - 3:00 pm
During their residency, Fellows and Samson held regular song writing workshops at the Cente. To view these workshops, please click HERE.
Clare Murphy - Winter 2012
Sally Ito - Fall 2012
Mary Louise Chown and Kay Stone - Winter 2012
Patrick Ryan - Fall 2011
Méira Cook – Winter 2011
Ignatius Mabasa - Fall 2010
Roberta Kennedy - Winter 2010
Jan Andrews - Fall 2009
Armin Wiebe - Fall 2008
Rody Gorman - Fall 2008
Gregory Scofield - Fall 2007
Fellows and Samson performing
John K. Samson
CCWOC Director, Dr. Warren Cariou, introduces Fellows and Samson as the Centre's and as the University's Fall 2013 Writers-in-Residence
U of M Dean of Arts, Dr. Jeffrey Taylor, welcomes Fellows and Samson as the University's Fall 2013 Writers-in-Residence