Our Lives as Sacred Story with Carrie Newcomer
Noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at Christian Theological Seminary (Room 166), 1000 W. 42nd St.
Free; on-line pre-registration encouraged
Conversation, exploratory writing, and individual and group experiences surround the playful beauty and sacred meaning of life in a hands-on workshop led by Indiana singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer. Newcomer has been described as "a soaring songstress" by Billboard, a "prairie mystic" by the Boston Globe, and Rolling Stone has said that she "asks all the right questions." Writers, songwriters, and "creatives" of all types and skill levels are welcome.
Musical Machinery Performance with Pierre Bastien
3-5 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Indianapolis Public Library, Central Library Ñ 40 E. Saint. Clair St.
Music and mechanics collide when experimental instrument builder and sound installation artist Pierre Bastien presents a unique performance that blends live trumpet sounds with screen projections of on-site, mechanical sound sculptures he has constructed. His work is described as "a timeless sounding orchestra, conjuring ancient traditions in its surprisingly sensuous music." Bastien will also lead a morning workshop on building mechanical instruments.
Miracles, Myths, Lyrics & Lies
6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 3 at Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 W. 42nd St.
$20 adults; $15 students/seniors (cts.edu/events or at the door)
Singer-songwriters Carrie Newcomer and Krista Detor and writers Phil Gulley and Scott Russell Sanders will weave story and song together in a harmony that explores the playful side of spirituality. These four award-winning Hoosier artists will share humorous essays, tall tales, and tender songs that blend whimsy and wonder with mystery and merriment in a performance that is by turns romantic, spiritual, and hilarious. Call 317-931-4224 for more information.
For details on all Spirit & Place programs and events, visit the website www.spiritandplace.org.