Art Song Lab

Where Poets Composers & Poets Come Together

Mary Elizabeth Aitken

I am a poet. Over my lifetime I have been published as poet, playwright and journalist. I made a living, however, teaching high school students. In March 2013 I had a stroke and it has been challenging to recover. I have been to the Banff Centre 6 times as a poet: participating four times in Writing with Style workshops, and twice in the Feb. 2014 and the upcoming Feb. 2015 Writers' Guild of Alberta retreats. I am excited and intrigued by the tabula rasa aspect of the creative process involved in the Art Song Lab experience. Let the games begin.

Art Song Lab was created and takes place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.