(Feel free to repost this.)
The Known World Bardic Collegium at Pennsic schedule is a little wonky this
year for various reasons we don't need to go into here :)
As always, I'll be looking for sessions leaders (except for The
Crowdsourcing Muse - leaders already in place).
Friday, July 26, and Sunday, July 28, 4-5pm
The practicums present an opportunity to a limited number of students to
present a prepared piece and work publicly with the faculty. Any genre
(spoken-word, sung, etc.) may be employed. Please keep the pieces to five
minutes or less, to allow ample time for re-working, comments and possible
re-presentation. Your session with the panel will probably last between 10
and 20 minutes.
Students wishing to be considered for the practicum must apply to the
provost by email (see below) before July 8. Please include the title and a
description of the piece you wish to work on. Also include a brief bardic
bio that lets us know your experience level. The bio will not be published.
Participation is by PRE-REGISTRATION only. Contact Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy
at cipram (at) sbcglobal (dot) net
Monday, July 29, 5-6pm
Meet-and-greet and Ask Doctor Apollo
The annual meet-and-greet and roundtable Congress, a general discussion
of issues of current interest to the Known World bardic community. Please
stop by to reacquaint yourself with your fellows gathered at Pennsic and
join our panel in a discussion of problems and opportunities. Have a
specific question about a problem your bardic community is experiencing?
Bring it. Our advice is Olympian.
NOTE that this is a one-hour session beginning at 5pm to avoid conflict
with the Bardic Expo.
Tuesday, July 30, 4-6pm
The Crowdsourcing Muse Workshop
You're stuck. It's a great piece, or it could be. But you've got an ending
but no beginning, a beginning but no end, or a missing middle. Or you don't
know where to take the plot or the imagery. Or maybe it's just an idea and
you have no idea what form (song? story? poem? or what kind of song, story
or poem?) it should take. The bards of the Known World will gather to be
your collective muse and brainstorm with you.
Session leaders: Mistress Fiana and Master Dahrien
Wednesday, July 31, 4-6pm
Competition and Challenges
We spend most of our effort at the Collegium making nice, friendly places
for bards to sing "Kumbaya" together. But competition and challenges are a
fact of SCA life. So let's discuss formal A&S faires and structured
challenges and competitions - how to run them, how to particiate in them.
Thursday, August 1, 4-6pm
Bards have a hard-earned reputation - but at many times and places that
reputation is not one you want to tell Mom about. How does this come about,
and what can we do about it?
Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy (Mark Cipra)
"When in doubt, end with a jig" - Robin McCauley