Learn how to tell your story and find your rhythm with writer, musician and artist Tamara Williamson and drummer, performer and creative wellness educator Tanya Porter in an afternoon designed to feed your creative spirit organized by Scugog Council for the Arts. Words, Beats and Treats takes place on Sunday, June 11 at Scugog Memorial Public Library and Scugog Arts Space both in downtown Port Perry.

Tamara Williamson, who is an engaging speaker, will share how she wrote her first book (a recently published memoir) as a pandemic project. She will read from her book, talk about her creative journey, lead participants through a writing exercise and share a few songs. 

Tanya Porter led two fun and meaningful drum workshops at Scugog Arts’ recent Energize! Symposium and she returns to inspire participants to try their hand at drumming. No experience necessary and if you would prefer to just listen, that’s okay too. 

Born and raised in London England, Tamara Williamson has led an amazing life in the art world. Signed to a major label in the 90’s, she went on to tour in Europe and North America as a solo artist and with her band Mrs. Torrance. She has shared the stage with Oasis, The Beautiful South, Talk Talk, Rheostatics and Feist has called her an inspiration. Her first book Mirror Horse has just launched and she has written and produced an accompanying song and music video.

Tanya Porter is a multi-disciplinary artist, performer, educator, holistic energy practitioner and yoga instructor with over 30 years of  experience in theatre, drum, dance, and creative wellness programming. She has recorded with numerous artists and in soundtracks for CBC, YTV and for independent films and has composed and recorded soundscapes for many live theatre and dance productions.

These two workshops will be held back to back on Sunday, June 11 at Scugog Memorial Library from 2 pm to 4 pm and will be followed a reception at Scugog Arts Space from 4 pm to 5 pm.

Admission is by donation at the door but you must register in advance below. Spaces are limited!

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Government of Ontario for funding through the OTF Resilient Communities Fund.

Learn more about Tamara, here: https://www.tamarawilliamson.ca/

Learn more about Tanya, here: https://www.theinnerspace.ca/about


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