CREATIVITY RUNS IN THE FAMILY - NAOMI POMMIER STEINBERG, MYRIAM STEINBERG
NAOMI ELIANA POMMIER STEINBERG / Goosefeather:
Once Upon a Cartographic Adventure
What begins as an effort to understand family history becomes a joyous
and surprising round-the-world adventure, as a renowned storyteller
attempts to query whether art can cross physical, cultural and emotional
Storyteller and performer Naomi Steinbergs pilgrimage starts in Rousillon,
the small French village where her grandfather saved her Jewish grand
mother from the Nazis in World War II.
Goosefeather is a remarkable travelogue and memoir, chronicling Stein
bergs 382 day adventure around the world by road and rail, land and sea
(without air travel), performing a playful and profound one-woman show
that questions the very nature of modern connection. Candid and com
passionate, Goosefeather shares the ups and downs of an extraordinary
year of global travel and an uplifting look at how stories can resonate
across even the most enormous distances thus bringing us all closer
MYRIAM STEINBERG / Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (In)fertility
A deeply moving, tragicomic graphic memoir about a single womans
efforts to conceive. A few months after Myriam turned forty, she
decided she couldnt wait any longer to become a mother and made the
difficult decision to begin the process of conceiving a child without a
partner, with her family and friends to support her.
But in her journey Myriam experienced the soaring highs and devastating
lows of becoming pregnant and then losing her babies. She experienced
first-hand the silences, loneliness, and taboos that come with experi
ences of fetal loss. Unafraid to publicize her experiences, she found that
friends and strangers alike started sharing their own fertility stories
with her. Catalogue Baby is one womans story of tragedy and beating
the odds, and a resource for all women and couples who are trying to
MYRIAM STEINBERG is currently a writer. In her past life, she was a
visual artist, and event organizer. For 11 years, she ran the In the House
Festival, which brought live performances into peoples living rooms and
backyards in Vancouver. Myriam was nominated for the YWCA Women of
Distinction Award for her work on the festival.
CHRISTACHE is an illustrator, writer, actor and youth instructor in BC.
LANI BRUNN is a photographer, social planner, bicycle commuter and
avid recycler in Vancouver.
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