Keyano College Arts & Humanities Conference looks to go North of Understanding

keyanologo (1)The full day, free, third annual conference takes place March 7.
Keyano College invites the Wood Buffalo community to go North of Understanding this Saturday, March 7.
That’s the theme for the third annual Keyano College Arts and Humanities Conference, which starts this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and runs all day. The free conference features a variety of talks and workshops, and includes a keynote address by the Honourable Don Scott, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education and Fort McMurray-Conklin MLA.
“This year’s theme is living in a northern space —whether that space is Fort McMurray specifically, Canada more broadly, or just the north in general,” explains conference organizer and Keyano College English Instructor Dr. Ryan J. Cox. “We intend to explore this space and its relationship to us by offering engaging, fun, and thought provoking sessions on topics like the Muslim Experience in the North, northern nerdery, and crafting—things like crochet, knitting and sewing—as both utilitarian objects and art.”
Cox continues: “The afternoon will feature a return of our experiential sessions. This includes a Philosopher’s Café, roleplaying games to learn how game mechanics produce narrative, and local literary journal NorthWord will be sharing writing activities. We’re also looking to crown a book of the year for the College. It’s going to be a great day for Keyano students, staff and faculty, and the general public to engage with arts and humanities programming outside of a classroom environment.”
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