15 January 2015

Erin Thomas writes about a Performance Critique Workshop

Back in 2013, author Erin Thomas wrote about her experience at Sorcerers Safari Magic and Performance Arts Camp.  Orcabook's has recently published Erin's impressions of the Performance Critique Workshop (with Aaron Fisher, Justin Flom and Bobby Motta) she attended that summer:
The other night I sat in a room with a handful of other writers here in my hometown. It’s a routine occurrence—we’re a writing group, and we meet at the library every second Tuesday. We all write in different genres and styles, we all bring different backgrounds and experiences to our writing, and we’re all there for one reason: To make the work better.

One of the things I found most fascinating in researching ‘Forcing the Ace’ (Orca Limelights, 2014) was that magicians do the same thing. The day I attended Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp in Ontario, I was lucky enough to sit in on a Performance Workshop led by professional magicians Aaron Fisher, Justin Flom and Bobby Motta. It took place in a pineboard hall with stacking chairs and a stage, and the participants, tracking in pine needles and swatting mosquitos, were teenaged magicians.

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