Upcoming Embodied Books Workshop Series

Are you interested in learning a new artistic skill? Do you have experiences with healthcare, illness, disability, caretaking, or other topics related to health? Then please join us for the Embodied Books workshop series!

What: The purpose of Embodied Books is to investigate how creating and reading artists’ books (fine art that takes on the form of a book) can help us to understand these experiences in more complete or novel ways.

HARC contributor, Darian Goldin Stahl, is conducting this research as a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship project with the University of Northern British Columbia. By the end of Embodied Books, Darian hopes to form a collection of participant-created artists’ books that will help future health researchers comprehend diverse encounters with medicine through a combination of text, image, touch, scent, time, and the gesture of turning pages.

Darian firmly believes first-person stories are vital to understand medicine from the patient’s perspective, and you can be a part of that progress.

Who: Adults 18+ who agree to participate in the research study are welcome to RSVP and apply for the course, though priority will be given to participants who belong to medically underserved and marginalized populations, as assessed by the Intake Survey. No previous experience in art or writing is necessary.

Where: Weekly classes will take place at the Two Rivers Gallery, 725 Canada Games Way, Prince George BC V2L 5T1.

When:  Wednesdays from November 10- December 8, 6:00- 9:00 pm. This is a total of 5 classes.

Cost: Free! All artistic materials will be provided, and participants are encouraged to incorporate materials from home as well.

Accessibility: Access is a priority, and your needs will be accommodated. If you are unable to attend in person, an online version of the course will be offered in January of 2022.

Sign up: Limited spots are available. Please RSVP at www.dariangoldinstahl.com/workshops or by email at dariangoldinstahl@gmail.com . You will be asked to complete an intake survey.

Further Information: More information and examples of previous books can be found at www.dariangoldinstahl.com/workshops

Darian Goldin Stahl, PhD, MFA

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Northern British Columbia

Respectfully acknowledging that we live and work on the unceded traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh, part of the Dakelh (Carrier) First Nation.