Climb Theater presents Anansi the Spider
Brian Laidlaw presents a songwriting workshop for young adults!
Climb Theater presents
Anansi the Spider
The Climb Theater is returning to the Arrowhead Library System to present Anansi the Spider, a free interactive children’s play at the following locations:
Monday, June 8, 2015
10:30 a.m. Carlton Public Library, 1:00 p.m. Two Harbors Public Library,6:30 p.m. Mount Royal Branch Library
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
10:30 a.m. Hibbing Public Library, 1:00 p.m. Babbitt Public Library
3:30 p.m. Hoyt Lakes Public Library
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. Cook Public, 1:00 p.m. Buhl Public Library
3:30 p.m. Gilbert Public Library
Thursday, June 11, 2015
10:30 a.m. International Falls Public Library
3:30 p.m. Baudette Public Library
Friday, June 12, 2015
10:30 a.m. Taconite School (sponsored by the Coleraine Public Library)
1:00 p.m. Grand Rapids Area Library
Monday, June 29, 2015
10:30 a.m. Calumet Public Library, 1:30 p.m. Mountain Iron Public Library
6:30 p.m. Duluth Public Library
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
10:30 a.m. Grand Marais Public Library, 1:00 p.m. Silver Bay Public Library
6:00 p.m. West Duluth Branch Library
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
10:30 a.m. Moose Lake Public Library,1:00 p.m. Cloquet Public Library
4:30 p.m. Eveleth Public Library
Thursday, July 2, 2015
10:30 a.m. Virginia Public Library, 1:00 p.m. Ely Public Library
3:30 p.m. Aurora Public Library
Friday, July 3, 2015
3:30 p.m. Keewatin Community Pavilion (Keewatin Public Library)
Anansi the Spider is a master of trickery! Using a rock that has magical powers,Anansi tricks all the animals in the forest out of their suppers. But when Anansi tries to trick the clever Spotted Deer, the tables are turned and Anansi is left with no supper.
CLIMB Theater’s mission is to create and perform plays, classes, and other creative works that inspire and propel people – especially young people. Anansi the Spider is an imaginative, and kid friendly opportunity for children to experience live theatre, while building literacy and reading readiness. 
Join us for an interactive play geared for children ages 3-8 followed by a fun activity session.
Teen Songwriting Workshops

Listen, Learn, Write!
Mountain Iron, MN, May 27, 2015 – Twin Cities poet-songwriter Brian Laidlaw will present free songwriting workshops for young adults at the following Arrowhead Library System libraries:
Monday, June 8, 2015
6:00 p.m. Grand Rapids Area Library

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
1:00 p.m. International Falls Public Library & 6:00 p.m. Baudette Public Library
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
1:00 p.m. Mt. Iron Public Library & 3:30 p.m. Hoyt Lakes Public Library
Thursday, June 11, 2015
1:00 p.m. Buhl Public Library & 3:30 p.m. Gilbert Public Library
Friday, June 12, 2015
1:00 p.m. Silver Bay Public Library
Monday, June 15, 2015
1:00 p.m. Cloquet Public Library & 6:00 p.m. Two Harbors Public Library
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
1:00 p.m. Moose Lake Public Library & 6:00 p.m. Eveleth Public Library
Thursday, June 18, 2015
1:00 p.m. Hibbing Public Library & 3:30 p.m. at the Virginia Public Library
Friday, June 19, 2015
10:30 a.m. Grand Marais Public Library & 3:30 p.m. Duluth Public Library Green Room
Brian Laidlaw is a poet, songwriter and educator from San Francisco, currently living in Minneapolis. He studied Creative Writing as an undergraduate at Stanford University, where he first began setting his poems to music. Laidlaw is currently a member of the Composition and Songwriting Faculty at McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul and is a frequent guest professor at the St Paul School of Rock.
A dedicated wordsmith and instrumentalist, Laidlaw collaborates and co-writes with ensembles from coast to coast, and performs regularly in the Twin Cities and greater Midwest. He also had poems in the Arcadia Project anthology, song lyrics in American Songwriter Magazine, and has a Songwriting Consultant credit on the Grammy Award-Winning album Can You Canoe? by the Okee Dokee Brothers.
In this lyric-writing workshop, Brian will begin to answer the question “Where do songs come from?” and continue with the different ways to gather musical inspiration from our day-to-day lives. The workshop will include time for supervised writing of new material, feedback on students’ existing work, and a Q&A about songwriting practice and craft.
Listen to Brian perform his own music as an introduction to the workshop and experience the excitement and challenge of developing a fledgling song idea into a fully formed song! This will be fun workshop for high school age poets and songwriters who are just starting out or would like to build on their writing skills.
This program, sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.