Musicians and comedy projects at WMN Studio 

Arts News: Nature program at Whistler Museum; Poetry at Quest University

click to enlarge PHOTO SUBMITTED - Music and comedy WMN Studio is offering two new programs to give musicians and comedians time to develop their skills.
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  • Music and comedy WMN Studio is offering two new programs to give musicians and comedians time to develop their skills.

The first, Craft Singles, is an original recording series. The studio is sponsoring singers and songwriters to record a single with the aim of creating a video web series.

Studio director Steve Clark says they already have two artists signed up.

"It was initiated by (musician) Monty Biggins. He's got skills everywhere. He's a sound engineer and plays a lot of instruments," Clark says.

"Five-minute videos can be a promotional video for an artist but it can also be multi-track recording... artists get a single and they representing their craft."

The second program, The Late Night Series, is a sketch comedy night that is open to comics, writers and others wanting to test their comedy chops.

For information:

Whistler Museum launches Discover Nature program

With help from the Whistler Naturalists and the Whistler Biodiversity Project, the Whistler Museum is piloting a public education program to help people explore the resort's ecology. 

Discover Nature is a program that includes a station at Lost Lake and activity booklet for children.

The Discover Nature station will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from July 1 to Sept. 3.

There will also be one-hour nature walks from the station, starting at 10 a.m. each of the three days.

For more information contact the museum at 604-932-2019.

Poetry readings at Quest University

Poets Alicia Ostricker and Gregory Orr are giving a free poetry reading at Quest University Canada in Squamish. It takes place at the 3rd floor library at 7:30 p.m.

They are visiting the campus as part of the Quest Writer's Conference.

And on Saturday, June 27, there is a closing reading and reception with conference tutors Oliver de la Paz, Amy Holman, Rebecca Brown and Anne Fleming, as well as Ostriker and Orr.

This will take place at the Quest University Dining Commons at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit

Looking for a young radio host and reporter

The Whistler Arts Council is giving two children aged between seven and 15 the opportunity to become a Junior Radio Host or Junior Reporter for the day.

Youngsters can submit an application online stating why they would make a great radio host or reporter. The reporter and radio host will be given official media accreditation during the Whistler Children's Festival to cover the event.

"The Whistler Children's Festival has always been about providing kids with opportunities to discover new means of communication and self-expression," says Jen Stone, Marketing Manager at the Whistler Arts Council.

"This new mentor program follows the same principle."

The program is sponsored by the Whistler Question and Mountain FM, who will mentor the young journalists.


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