Bára Hladík is a Czech-Canadian writer, editor and multimedia artist. Born in Ktunaxa Territory, she began her literary studies in the Creative Writing program at Capilano University in 2011. After studying Technical Writing at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Communications from the University of British Columbia in 2016. Her work can be found in Briarpatch Magazine, THIS Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2, Carte Blanche, EVENT Mag, Hamilton Arts and Letters, Bed Zine, Empty Mirror, Cosmonauts Avenue and elsewhere. Bára’s microchapbook Book of Mirrors was selected for the 2019 Ghost City Press Summer Micro-Chap Series and her collaborative artist book Behind the Curtain (Publication Studio, 2018) was an honourable mention for the Scorpion and Felix Prize (2017). Bára’s first book New Infinity is forthcoming with Metatron Press (2022). She is now a guest in Esquimalt, BC.
Bára works in multimedia arts through text, illustration, animation, video, performance and sound, exploring themes of healing, dreams, desire, care and the body. She currently co-facilitates a workshop series called Dreamspells, which works with dreaming, writing and creativity as a healing space for the self and community. Recently, she co-facilitated a workshop series called Embodied Poetics, a workshop series exploring the embodied subconscious using practices of poetics, breath, expression, voice, group work, movement, techniques to connect to yourself in tangibly abstract ways while creating individual and collective poems and soundscapes.
BEHIND THE CURTAIN ::
POETICS OF LISTENING, Concordia 2020
Bed Days Reading Series, 2021
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