Thursday June 25, 2015
Unlikely artists are given a voice with music in UBC project
"I was in the joint and I was bored and decided to start a newspaper... they didn't like that too much." - Joe Henry
For years, Thursdays have held special measing for a small group of amateur writers in Vancouver. Once a week in the afternoon they gather to hone their craft.
Many have had no education... no formal training... no audience. That is... until they became part of a unique collaborative experiment with trained musicians from the University of British Columbia. A project designed to give - perhaps unlikely artists - a voice.
Vancouver journalist Pamela Post's documentary is called "Interval."
The Thursdays Writing Collective raised money to publish a book of poetry along with the musical scores by the composers. It is called the Voice to Voice Anthology.
This documentary was produced by Pamela Post and Joan Webber.