Celtic Storytelling: Beyond the Boundaries
An Interactive Workshop with Dr. Phillip A. Bernhardt-House
Saturday, August 5, 2006, 12:30 PM-8:30 PM
Edge of the Circle Books
701 E. Pike Street (2 blocks west of Broadway)
Seattle, WA 98122
This afternoon-and-evening workshop is not a storytelling presentation, nor a “how-to” workshop for those unfamiliar with the techniques of performance, but rather an informative and creative interactive event in which various principles of traditional Celtic (particularly Irish) literary technique will be employed to expand upon, challenge, and redefine the established canon of Celtic storytelling and the spaces left in it. While familiarity with Celtic culture, Insular Celtic literature (from which all the great “myths” of the Celts, as they are now known, originate) and traditional storytelling (which usually focuses on later, often imported, themes that may have mythic elements) would be helpful, they are not required for participation in this workshop. Bring your creativity and your willingness to speak and share, and imbas forosnai will take care of the rest!
Dr. Phillip A. Bernhardt-House has been a practicing pagan for 14 years, is a Quatremvir in the Ecclesia Antinoi, and recently finished a Ph.D. in Celtic Civilizations at University College Cork (Ireland), specializing in Celtic literature, religion, and mythology. Phillip has presented papers internationally at various conferences, including Celtic and medievalist gatherings, in the U.S., Ireland, Canada, Britain and Scotland, and has published academic articles in Cosmos, Foilsiú, and Béascna, as well as nonacademic writings in The White Crane Journal and elsewhere.
Workshop Cost: $40 (student/unwaged rates can be negotiated in advance)
For any questions, suggested readings, or to indicate intention to attend, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org