Bluebird Encounter

A person in a white shirt and black pants clasps a floral patterned teacup in both of their hands. The photo is cropped so that only their torso is visible

Bluebird Encounter

Performed by Madeleine Brown

Directed by Karthy Chin

Saturday June 4 from 2pm – 4pm


In a moment of self-discovery, a writer on a research trip unlocks voices from the past through an incredible encounter with three birds.


Bluebird Encounter is a ten-minute monologue, blending poetry and prose, adapted by Madeleine Brown from the writings of poet and biographer Molly Peacock including her critically-acclaimed The Paper Garden: Mrs. Delany Begins Her Life’s Work at 72 and Flower Diary: Mary Hiester Reid Paints, Travels, Marries, & Opens a Door.

Inspired by and staged in Michèle Karch-Ackerman’s exhibition Ghost Seamstress, Bluebird Encounter originally premiered in 2018 in Toronto’s Campbell House Museum as part of Bluebird Dress Factory.

The performance is followed by a conversation with Molly Peacock, Michèle Karch-Ackerman, Karthy Chin and Madeleine Brown (moderator). Attendees will then have the opportunity to visit Ghost Seamstress, and purchase and have signed a copy of Flower Diary.



Event Type: Theatrical Performance, Moderated Conversation, Book Signing

The Art Gallery of Peterborough is open from 11AM to 5PM, Wednesday to Sunday.

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