Narratives from Cuba and Guatemala: an exhibition of photographic and literary portraits by Amanda Hale at the Hornby Island Arts Council Gallery – June 18-30, 2013, with readings at the opening on June 21st, 7-9 pm from In the Embrace of the Alligator, and from The Reddening Path.
Amanda has written a libretto based on her Pomegranate poems, and Kye Marshall is composing the musical score. Excerpts will be performed by singers and musicians in February 2014 at the Heliconian Club in Toronto’s Yorkville.
Amanda is currently seeking a producer/director for her screenplay adaptation of Sounding the Blood – A Canadian west coast story set in 1915 on a remote whaling station, where a family is shattered by the death of a baby son. Unable to accept their loss, the parents neglect their surviving children until the rebellion of 15 year old Bella, in love with a Japanese boy, shocks and reunites the family.
Watch this website for excerpts from Mad Hatter, a novel in progress: WW2 England, political internment, family dynamics and fascist politics, torture, tragedy and an unresolved love story.
In October 2010 Amanda was a participant at a conference on Transgressive Writing at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The participants’ essays were published in the academic journal Brno Studies in English, Vol.36, No.2, 2010, Transgressive (Auto)Biography as Genre and Method. Amanda’s essay, Imagining a Geometry of the Soul, can be read on this webpage, in the Creative Non-Fiction section of POEMS AND STORIES.