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words on the landAugust 21, 2015 3:00 pm to August 23, 2015 5:30 pm

We are excited about a new initiative we have undertaken this year. Framework: Words on the Land will be a weekend (August 21-23) of writing-in-situ for 10 invited (confirmed) writers of all genres. Their weekend will culminate with a public reading of their ‘Words’ on Sunday afternoon 3-5:30 pm. We are very pleased to be working in partnership with the Ottawa International Writers Festival/Perth Chapter on this event.

See attached file for more information about both Fieldwork and Framework.

Fieldwork is open all year, free of charge and is a self-directed walk in the woods/field to view art. The Framework reading will be a ticketed event

A bit about Fieldwork

Fieldwork is an art space located in Eastern Ontario between Kingston and Ottawa. It is a small open field and an adjoining forest hosting a diverse collection of site-responsive art installations year round. It is open to the public 7 days a week, 12 months a year and is free of charge. It was brought to life by the members of the Fieldwork Collective who saw the potential and the value of luring artists to a field to make art, and also in the value of connecting people with art and nature. It has been supported by the OAC since inception (2008). For more about Fieldwork visit our website – and our Facebook page.

A new kind of cultivation is happening in and around a field near Perth, ON – one that clearly puts the culture in agriculture as it were. In addition to its annual exhibitions of site-responsive art installations, Fieldwork is breaking new ground in 2015 with a project that plants writers in the rural landscape for a weekend of land-inspired writing, and which in turn invites you to come and hear their words.

Picture ten writers at ten portals in and around a field – each one framing a different perspective of the land – and you have Framework. Part workshop, part retreat and part performance, this weekend is unexplored territory for everyone involved and promises to illuminate both the creative processes unique to each writer and the numerous responses elicited from being, seeing and writing in nature. 

After two days of writing on site, we will open the loft of our lovely old Lanark County barn to the public for you to join us in conversation with the writers as they reflect on their weekend and read selections of their words summoned from the land. 

Fieldwork is pleased to be presenting this event in partnership with the OIWF. 


Initiated in 2008, Fieldwork is a 20-acre outdoor, creative space that aims to cultivate connections between people, imagination and nature. It is located on a farm in eastern Ontario just west of Perth.  A small field and an adjoining forest host a diverse collection of site-responsive art installations that the public can explore year round, for free. We also periodically host workshops that bring people (kids especially) to nature for creative explorations. The project is voluntarily managed by the Fieldwork Collective and has been supported by the Ontario Arts Council since the project’s inception.

For more about Fieldwork visit our website –  and our Facebook page.


Writers’ names (in no particular order)

Merilyn Simonds        
Amanda West Lewis    
Amanda Jernigan        
Phil Hall            
Jeff Warren           
Christine Pountney        
Troy McClure        
Mike Blouin            
Matthew Holmes        
Wayne Grady