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FCAC presents Mark Gonzales

Footscray Community Arts Centre is excited to present Mark Gonzales for a Residency.

Poet. Speaker. Writer. Philosopher. Thinker. Mark Gonzales has many titles, all of which reveal an appreciation for life & a passion for creativity. With over a decade of experience focusing on emotional intelligence, sacred education, design thinking, & human development, he is the premier voice in the role of culture in reshaping genetic memory. His portfolio of clientele have spanned fourteen countries & include: Stanford University, TED(x) talks, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, Refugee centers in the Middle East, and the World Islamic Economic Forum. In 2014, he cofounded the Institute for Narrative Growth, a platform for advancing story-based approaches to healing & success.


Event: West Writers Group Presents These Echoes We Make with Mark Gonzales and friends.

An evening of Story Telling and Spoken Word featuring internationally acclaimed poet Mark Gonzales that celebrates the many echoes we make, with Sydney ‘Stand Tall Speak Out’ poets.

Come and share in an intimate evening of echoes and soundwaves.

WHEN: Monday 7 April 6pm-8pm
COST: $15. Click here to book.
VENUE: Roslyn Smorgon Gallery


Masterclass: Our Word Is Our Medicine

The power of language & words is intense. Yet due to short tempers & quick tongues we often forget that words are able to do more than wound, they are also able to heal. This interactive forum takes participants through a journey of self, across borders & generations to look at wounds, forgiveness, fierceness, & wellness. Using small group thematic writing & breakout sessions, each participant is invited to reflect on the series of events & choices that led to their birth, and the events and choices that have happened since then. Though a unique facilitation methodology, Mark Gonzales will connect their stories into global dots & hearts via threads of common experiences to remind us we are never as alone as we think, and we are often more powerful than we could ever believe.

WHEN: Wednesday 9  April 6pm-8pm
COST: $30. Click here to book.
VENUE: FCAC Basement Theater


Photo by Njamal Design www.njamaldesign.com

As part of the West Writers Group.

Footscray Community Arts Centre in partnership with the Emerging Writers Festival and the Lebanese Muslim Association.

Date & Times
  • April 7th, 2014
    Event, 6pm-8pm
  • April 9th, 2014
    Masterclass, 6pm-8pm
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