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Gary Rasberry

Gary William Rasberry is an artist, educator & parent. As artist-in-residence, he has worked and played at schools both near (Yarker, Ontario) and far (Barcelona, Spain). He offers songwriting and recording workshops for middle and high school students at Queen’s University and performs regularly in schools, libraries and community halls. He currently holds an Ontario Arts Council Artist-in-Education Grant which involves working with Grade 7/8 students in the Challenge Program at Loughborough Public School (Limestone District School Board). He also works for Young Imaginations an arts-based program that brings artists into schools to explore Canadian History.

His work with children is featured in two live recordings, Gary Rasberry Live in Yarker and Gary Rasberry Live at Yarker Family School, released in March of 2011. Gary also writes and performs as a solo artist (Curving for the Coast was released in January 2007) and with the acoustic trio Fireweed who, over the past decade, have played Mariposa, Hillside, Blue skies, Summerfolk, Stewart Park as well as the Peterborough and Ottawa Folk festivals. His 2001 book Writing Research/ Researching Writing: Through a poet’s I is published by Peter Lang. As Though it Could be Otherwise, a book of poems (December 2012) is published by IdeaManufactory Press. Two short films, Painted Yellow and Black Letter Stammer based on spoken words pieces are available on DVD. His current recording project is a children’s record, What’s the Big Idea?!? to be released in June 2013.