CALL FOR PAPERS for a web/print publication edited by artist Deanna Bowen, with the support of the Media Arts Network of Ontario (MANO)

Artist and edu­ca­tor Deanna Bowen and the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario are seek­ing papers for a, yet unti­tled, pub­li­ca­tion that doc­u­ments the his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary con­tri­bu­tions that First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI), racial­ized, dif­fer­ently abled, or LGBTQ cul­tural pro­duc­ers have made to the media arts in Canada. Instead of anti-canonic, we see this project as one that can map an alter­nate set of dis­courses, prac­tices and views across the field since the 1970s. Though not exhaus­tive, our goal is to pro­duce a book of national scope that addresses the ways in which indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive media arts prac­ti­tion­ers out­side of the estab­lished white exper­i­men­tal film/video canon have endeav­ored to cre­ate time based works in (often) less than ideal cre­ative cli­mates. We also strive to exam­ine the devel­op­ment and evo­lu­tion of pub­lic fund­ing poli­cies that have helped and/or hin­dered the cre­ation of media arts cen­tres, cura­to­r­ial col­lec­tives, and archival initiatives.

For all artists, the avail­abil­ity of insti­tu­tion­ally val­i­dated texts engag­ing their work is key for mar­ket access. This is height­ened for “mar­gin­al­ized” media artists who are pri­mar­ily doc­u­mented in minor accounts in broad his­to­ries focused on white main­stream artists. Our call for papers reflects our goals to address these omis­sions and increase the vis­i­bil­ity of FNMI, racial­ized, dif­fer­ently abled, or LGBTQ Cana­dian writ­ers dis­cussing arts and cul­ture whilst simul­ta­ne­ously and proac­tively cham­pi­oning chal­leng­ing view­points out­side of main­stream Cana­dian art crit­i­cism. Given the scarcity of exist­ing texts of this nature, thisbook must be viewed as a begin­ning. And while printed books are an impor­tant con­tri­bu­tion for libraries, stu­dents and schol­ars, we believe that pub­lish­ing essays about media art with sta­tic images and text is par­tic­u­larly lim­it­ing and coun­ter­in­tu­itive. Our pub­li­ca­tion will be a larger and more open-ended web project that can­not be con­tained to the printed page.

Selected chap­ters, papers and projects will be pub­lished in book for­mat in an edi­tion of 1000 print copies and on a web­site con­tain­ing all texts along with select media clips from the works they ref­er­ence. We believe this approach to be a more dynamic, immer­sive pub­lish­ing strat­egy that allows writ­ers to be cre­ative with their texts by includ­ing video clips, still images, audio files and web links. The intent with the site is to rec­og­nize and cir­cum­vent the incom­plete­ness of any book to doc­u­ment the activ­ity of FNMI, racial­ized, dif­fer­ently abled, or LGBTQ media artists within the Cana­dian frame by pro­duc­ing a dis­cur­sive space that high­lights evolv­ing media arts his­to­ries over time.

Pos­si­ble top­ics can include, but are not lim­ited to:

  • His­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary rep­re­sen­ta­tions and omis­sions of FNMI, racial­ized, dif­fer­ently abled, or LGBTQ peo­ples in media art
  • Ana­log or dig­i­tal archives of regional media arts prac­tices, orga­ni­za­tional his­to­ries and local media arts chronologies
  • Pre­vi­ously pub­lished arti­cles, defunct pub­li­ca­tions and artist zines about media arts practices
  • Case stud­ies of archival ini­tia­tives by indi­vid­u­als, orga­ni­za­tions or festivals
  • Pro­files and inter­views of current/past under doc­u­mented artists, col­lec­tives, orga­ni­za­tions or festivals
  • Action plans for decol­o­niz­ing the media arts sec­tor in Canada.
  • Resource scarcity and the demise and/or cre­ation of FNMI, racial­ized, dif­fer­ently abled, or LGBTQ media arts col­lec­tives, orga­ni­za­tions and festivals
  • Past/current restric­tive fund­ing poli­cies and sys­temic exclusions
  • Analy­sis of equity fund­ing models
  • Dis­rup­tions of the white, colo­nial, gen­dered, het­ero­nor­ma­tive, “able-bodied” gaze
  • Exam­i­na­tions of polit­i­cal dif­fer­ence in dias­pora media artist communities
  • Token inclu­sions in the white exper­i­men­tal film/video canon
  • Media arts prac­tices that rem­edy geo­graph­i­cal, polit­i­cal, or cul­tural isolation
  • Exper­i­men­tal documentary/mapping strategies
  • Media enhanced performance
  • Expec­ta­tions of per­formed trauma and alterity
  • Mem­ory, truth and the dig­i­tal mov­ing image
  • Media arts prac­tices as tool for polit­i­cal protest
  • Cen­sor­ship case studies
  • The evo­lu­tion of media arts tech­nol­ogy and its impact on knowl­edge sharing
  • The­o­ret­i­cal works on the his­tory, evo­lu­tion, and aes­thet­ics of exper­i­men­tal media arts works

Selected writ­ers will be remu­ner­ated. The dead­line for sub­mit­ting paper pro­pos­als is July 14, 2017.
Dead­line for final papers is March 1, 2018.

Please send a 300–500 word abstract and title, as well as your CV, address, tele­phone num­ber, email address to: publications@mano-ramo.ca

About the Edi­tor:
Deanna Bowen is a Toronto based artist and edu­ca­tor whose artistic/educational prac­tice exam­ines his­tory, his­tor­i­cal writ­ing and the ways in which artis­tic and tech­no­log­i­cal advance­ments impact indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive author­ship. She is a 2016 Simon Guggen­heim Foun­da­tion Fel­low and recip­i­ent of the 2014 William H. John­son Prize. She has worked for the Images Fes­ti­val of Film, Video & New Media, Inter­Ac­cess Elec­tronic Media Arts Cen­tre, the Cana­dian Women cartier bracelet of anas­ta­sia steele cos­tume
Stud­ies Jour­nal
, the Liai­son of Inde­pen­dent Film­mak­ers of Toronto, and Point of View Mag­a­zine. She fre­quently presents her research, writ­ings and art­works about the con­nec­tions between race, his­tory, and con­tem­po­rary arts pro­duc­tion in inter­na­tional pub­li­ca­tions, grad­u­ate sem­i­nars and aca­d­e­mic con­fer­ences in Human­i­ties dis­ci­plines in and out­side of the arts.  Recent writ­ings and art works have been pub­lished in Cana­dian Art (forth­com­ing), Towards an African-Canadian Art His­tory: Art, Mem­ory, and Resis­tance (forth­com­ing), TOPIA: Cana­dian Jour­nal of Cul­tural Stud­ies, PUBLIC Jour­nal, North: New African Cana­dian Writ­ingWest Coast Line, and FRONT Magazine.

MANO’s staff includes direc­tor Ben Donoghue who pre­vi­ously served as exec­u­tive direc­tor at the Liai­son of Inde­pen­dent Film­mak­ers of Toronto where in addi­tion to com­plet­ing major cap­i­tal and orga­ni­za­tional projects car­ried out four sig­nif­i­cant com­mis­sion­ing projects the largest involv­ing thirty artists. He has also worked on numer­ous books and peri­od­i­cals over his career includ­ing Explo­sion in The Movie Machine and MICE Mag­a­zine. MANO’s sec­ond staff mem­ber is Adri­ana Rosselli who has worked as an admin­is­tra­tor for orga­ni­za­tions in mul­ti­ple dis­ci­plines includ­ing alu­Cine Film Fes­ti­val and Aluna Theatre.

MANO itself has con­ducted three provin­cial and one national media arts con­fer­ence includ­ing IMAA.ON.Fire in 2010, which hosted 300 artists and cul­tural work­ers over five days of pro­gram­ming. MANO has exten­sive expe­ri­ence admin­is­ter­ing projects along­side its ongo­ing pro­grams and draws on a ded­i­cated board of 11 cul­tural work­ers from across Ontario, includ­ing some of the most expe­ri­enced in the field.
This is one of the 200 excep­tional projects funded through the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts’ New Chap­ter pro­gram. With this $35M invest­ment, the Coun­cil sup­ports the cre­ation and shar­ing of the arts in com­mu­ni­ties across Canada.

Ce pro­jet est l’un des 200 pro­jets excep­tion­nels soutenus par le pro­gramme Nou­veau chapitre du Con­seil des arts du Canada. Avec cet investisse­ment 35 M$, le Con­seil des arts appuie la créa­tion et le partage des arts au cœur de nos vies et dans l’ensemble du Canada.

MANO ONCA By-Laws and Governance Workshops/Consultations

In this series of work­shops and con­sul­ta­tions across the province Jerry Smith (First Stage) will be lead­ing a dis­cus­sion for arts man­agers and board mem­bers to under­stand updat­ing by-laws to com­ply with the forth-coming Ontario Not-for-profit Cor­po­ra­tions Act. In addi­tion to offer­ing advice on com­pli­ance and changes required in tra­di­tional artist-run orga­ni­za­tions the work­shop will serve as a con­sul­ta­tion for how media arts orga­ni­za­tion envi­sion gov­er­nance mod­els that fit their needs.

In addi­tion to pro­vid­ing orga­ni­za­tions with the tools to begin work on their by-laws and gov­er­nance now, the con­sul­ta­tion aspect will pro­vide infor­ma­tion for a series of tem­plates and guide­lines encom­pass­ing how the diverse orga­niz­ing mod­els in the media arts can reach com­pli­ance painlessly.

DATES & LOCATIONS

Toronto
Tues­day June 20, 2017
1-5pm, The Com­mons — 401 Rich­mond Street West
(Advance RSVP required)

Kitch­ener
Mon­day, July 10, 2017
1-5pm, Com­mons Stu­dio — 256 King Street East
(Advance RSVP required)

Ottawa
Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 21, 2017
1-5pm TBD
(Advance RSVP required)

North Bay
Date, Time & Loca­tion TBD
(Advance RSVP required)

For more infor­ma­tion and to RSVP email Adri­ana Rosselli: membership@mano-ramo.ca

SAVE THE DATE: MANO’s 2017 Conference – Renewal – Ottawa, November 16 – 19, 2017

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario / Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario (MANO/RAMO) is pleased to announce our next gath­er­ing of media artists, cul­tural work­ers, researchers and allies. This con­fer­ence, titled Renewal, will bring together cul­tural work­ers and artists from across Ontario, Canada and inter­na­tion­ally to dis­cuss renew­ing the con­di­tions of our col­lec­tive labour and the spaces that make it possible.

Pro­gram­ming will include in-depth dis­cus­sions of the tax­a­tion of artist grants, pos­si­ble pen­sion plans for work­ers and artists, build­ing and ren­o­vat­ing facil­i­ties, col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing and orga­niz­ing, address­ing new fund­ing struc­tures, and chal­lenges across the field. We will also share pro­grams of mov­ing image works and close the gath­er­ing with a live per­for­mance by three incred­i­ble expanded cin­ema artists: Lind­say Mcin­tyre, Malena Szlam, and Leslie Supnet.

The major­ity of con­fer­ence activ­i­ties will be held at the newly expanded Arts Court in Ottawa.

The pre­lim­i­nary sched­ule is:

Open­ing keynote and events: Nov 16, 7pm — 12am
Day 1: 9:30am – 12am
Day 2: 9:30am – 12am
Day 3: 10:00am – 2pm

Travel sub­si­dies will be avail­able for MANO mem­bers and pre-approved free­lance cul­tural workers.

For more infor­ma­tion contact:

membership@mano-ramo.ca

Renewal has been made pos­si­ble through the sup­port of the Canada Coun­cil for the Arts

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Waterloo Region and Wellington County Media Arts Roundtable

Pre­sented by MANO/RAMO in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Com­mons Stu­dio and the Ontario Arts Council

Tues­day, May 30, 2017
7 PM
Com­mons Stu­dio, 256 King cartier bracelet of anas­ta­sia steele cos­tume
Street East, Kitchener

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts cartier love neck­lace médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario is call­ing on all cul­tural work­ers and artists engaged with media arts (film/video/new media/games/sound/etc.) in Water­loo Region, Welling­ton County and sur­round­ing areas cartier love bracelet to gather for an infor­mal dis­cus­sion at the new Com­mons Stu­dio facil­ity on Tues­day on May 30th. This round-table fol­lows on a series of meet­ings held across Ontario by MANO on a rotat­ing basis. We would like to meet and dis­cuss the region’s chal­lenges, the cur­rent oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able and the pos­si­bil­i­ties for future oppor­tu­ni­ties and collaborations.

Spe­cial guest Mark Haslam, Media Arts Offi­cer at the Ontario Arts Coun­cil, will be in attendance.

Some of the sub­jects we will explore are: Are our local grant­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties con­ducive for indi­vid­ual artists or do they favour organizations/centres/collectives? How to bridge col­lab­o­ra­tions between the universities/institutions and the greater com­mu­nity? How can we bring cartier bracelet
more equity and inclu­sive­ness to our region’s activities?

Let’s con­nect, dis­cuss and start the change. Every­one is wel­come, so please help us spread the word through your networks.

Refresh­ments will be provided.

For more infor­ma­tion or to RSVP, please con­tact Adri­ana at membership@mano-ramo.ca

WORKSHOP: Understanding Financial Statements

Thurs­day, May 18, 2017 at 3PM EST
Webinar

Have you attended an AGM and stared blankly at the Finan­cial State­ments while fake cartier bracelet the trea­surer is giv­ing their report? Do the num­bers jump around the pages cartier bracelet replica
with­out telling a story?

Heather Young will walk any­one in your org (man­age­ment, junior staff, board mem­bers and vol­un­teers) through the process of read­ing and under­stand­ing Finan­cial Statements.

Please send ques­tions in advance.

To reg­is­ter, email Adri­ana at membership@mano-ramo.ca

About the Instructor

Heather Clara Young cartier bracelet has worked in the field of arts man­age­ment for over twenty-five years. Her expe­ri­ence includes lead­er­ship roles with a vari­ety of arts and her­itage ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions, the­atre and dance pro­duc­ing com­pa­nies, gal­leries and muse­ums, facil­i­ties, fes­ti­vals and com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions, in both cartier bracelets pro­fes­sional and vol­un­teer capac­i­ties. Before found­ing Young Asso­ciates in 1993, Heather callingallcakes.org had served bracelet replica cartier as Gen­eral Man­ager for both Night­wood The­atre and the Fringe cartier bracelet
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Festival.

As the Prin­ci­pal of Young Asso­ciates, Heather has pro­vided book­keep­ing and con­sult­ing ser­vices to dozens of orga­ni­za­tions, and deliv­ered pro­fes­sional work­shops, train­ing and sem­i­nars on top­ics rang­ing from bud­get­ing to sales tax, to set­ting prices, to read­ing finan­cial state­ments. She has com­pleted busi­ness and strate­gic plan­ning assign­ments for an array of arts orga­ni­za­tions in Toronto and across South­ern Ontario, fre­quently in part­ner­ship with First Stage.

For 15 years, Heather has taught account­ing and finan­cial man­age­ment to diploma replica cartier love bracelet and con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion stu­dents in Hum­ber College’s Arts Admin­is­tra­tion pro­grams, and Humber’s Fundrais­ing and Vol­un­teer Man­age­ment Pro­gram. She was a 2004 recip­i­ent of Hum­ber College’s Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Award of Excel­lence for Out­stand­ing Aca­d­e­mic Con­tri­bu­tion. In 2010, she was appointed to teach finance for the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto’s Spe­cial­ist Pro­gram in Arts Man­age­ment. In 2012, Heather was awarded the Sandy cartier love bracelet replica Tul­loch award cartier jew­elry replica for Inno­va­tion in Arts and Cul­ture by The­atre Ontario. 

Northern Ontario Media Arts Webinar

Pre­sented by the Ontario cartier love bracelet
Arts Coun­cil in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Media Arts Net­work of Ontario and Near North Mobile Media Lab

Date: Mon­day, March 27, 2017
Spaces Open & Refresh­ments: 6:00 PM EST
Webi­nar: 6:30 PM EST

To reg­is­ter please cartier love bracelet email membership@mano-ramo.ca and indi­cate if you will be attend­ing any of the in–person ses­sions at the loca­tions listed below.

This free webi­nar aims to share focused infor­ma­tion on Media Arts for north­ern Ontario artists and orga­ni­za­tions.  We will be dis­cussing the OAC’s grants and ser­vices, as well as MANO’s role and ser­vices within the provin­cial media arts sec­tor. Invited media arts orga­ni­za­tion Near North Mobile Media Lab will share with us their lat­est project replica cartier love bracelet encom­pass­ing six com­mu­ni­ties across north­ern Ontario.

This is a great cartier bracelet of anas­ta­sia steele cos­tume
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about what is hap­pen­ing in media arts across north­ern Ontario. Local cartier love bracelet replica media artists have the oppor­tu­nity to net­work through callingallcakes.org local www.callingallcakes.org gatherings/viewing ses­sions in wheel­chair acces­si­ble loca­tions in:

Kenora
Kenora Pub­lic Library: Kee­watin Branch
221 Main St, Kee­watin, ON P0X 1C0

New Liskeard
Temiskam­ing Shores Pub­lic Library: New Liskeard Branch
50 White­wood Ave, New Likskeard, ON P0J 1P0

North Bay
Near North Mobile Media Lab
124 Main St E, North Bay, ON P1B 1A8

Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste Marie Pub­lic Library
50 East St, Sault replica cartier love bracelets Ste. Marie, ON P6A 3C3

Sioux Look­out
Sioux Look­out Pub­lic Library
21 5th Ave, Sioux Look­out, ON P8T 1B3

Sud­bury
Cine­fest Sud­bury / CION
40 Larch cartier bracelets St, Unit 103, Sud­bury, ON P3E 5M7
Please use the Elgin cartier love bracelet Street fac­ing entrance

Thun­der Bay
Lake­head Uni­ver­sity
Con­fer­ence Cen­tre
Con­fer­ence Room A
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Please make sure to reg­is­ter before­hand at membership@mano-ramo.ca by let­ting us know if you will attend one of the in per­son ses­sions or by request­ing the web access instruc­tions. If you have any acces­si­bil­ity needs cartier love bracelet sil­ver replica
please do let us know in advance so that we can best accom­mo­date you.

Folks you’ll meet:

Ontario Arts Coun­cil Staff
Alana Forslund, North­west­ern Rep­re­sen­ta­tive
Christina Akrong, North­ern Arts Offi­cer
Mark Haslam, Media Arts Officer

MANO/RAMO Staff
Ben Donoghue, Direc­tor
Adri­ana Rosselli, Mem­ber­ship & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Coordinator

Near North Mobile Media Lab Staff
Holly Cun­ning­ham, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor
Dig­i­tal Cre­ator Pro­gram Leads

CCA New Model Overview and Strategy Discussion

Tues­day March fake cartier bracelets
14, 2017
4 PM EST
Con­nect at: https://mediaartsnetwork.adobeconnect.com/workshop

Within the new Canada cartier replica cartier love bracelet sil­ver replica
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there are numer­ous changes that will cartier bracelet of anas­ta­sia steele cos­tume
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affect how media arts groups bracelets love apply for funds and how pro­grams will need to be struc­tured to take full advan­tage of the avail­able oppor­tu­ni­ties. In this webi­nar dis­cus­sion MANO staff, Ben Donoghue cartier bracelet replica
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Hamilton Media Arts Round Table

Pre­sented by MANO/RAMO in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts

Wednes­day Feb­ru­ary 8, 2017
7 PM
Centre[3] is located at 173 James Street North, Hamilton

The Media Arts Net­work of Ontario/Réseau des arts médi­a­tiques de l’Ontario is call­ing on all cul­tural work­ers and artists engaged with media arts (film/video/new media/games/sound/etc.) in Hamil­ton and sur­round­ing areas to gather for an infor­mal dis­cus­sion at Centre[3] on Feb­ru­ary 8th. This round-table fol­lows on a series of meet­ings held across Ontario by MANO on a rotat­ing basis. We would like to meet and dis­cuss the region’s chal­lenges, the cur­rent oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able and the pos­si­bil­i­ties for future oppor­tu­ni­ties and collaborations.

For more infor­ma­tion or to RSVP, please con­tact Adri­ana at membership@mano-ramo.ca.

Annual General Meeting — January 11, 2017

MANO/RAMO’s Annual Gen­eral Meet­ing is sched­uled for Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 11th, 2017 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM.

The meet­ing will take place through online con­fer­ence. To access the meet­ing room visit:
https://mediaartsnetwork.adobeconnect.com/agm11jan17/

Please ensure you type your full name and the one of your org/collective into the name box.

We also rec­om­mend the use of a head­set with micro­phone for bet­ter audio quality.

Attached you will find the:

Please note that only those orga­ni­za­tions in good stand­ing will be eli­gi­ble to vote. If you have any ques­tions about your eli­gi­bil­ity please email Adri­ana at membership@mano-ramo.ca.

Before the AGM, we will be host­ing Mark Haslam, Media Arts Offi­cer at the Ontario Arts Coun­cil. Mark will be giv­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion to the mem­ber­ship on apply­ing to the Media Arts Orga­ni­za­tions Pro­gram Feb­ru­ary 15 dead­line through NOVA, the OAC’s new online grant appli­ca­tion sys­tem. Just log into the Meet­ing Room at 3PM to participate.

WORKSHOP: Conducting Effective Performance Reviews

With Mike Rudolph

Tues­day, Octo­ber 11th, 2016
From 3:30 to 5pm EST / 1:30 to 3pm MT
Webinar

$10 MANO & AMAAS Mem­bers, $15 Non-Members, FREE for NIMAC Members

Reg­is­ter at membership@mano-ramo.ca

In this work­shop par­tic­i­pants will explore the do’s and don’ts of Per­for­mance Reviews and their impor­tance in build­ing and sus­tain­ing a pos­i­tive work envi­ron­ment for all.

The work­shop will clar­ify the process and expec­ta­tions of Per­for­mance Reviews while pro­vid­ing strate­gies that will enable you to deal with dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions and team mem­bers. Mike Rudolph will share valu­able tips on best prac­tices that will help you ensure the appraisal process is pos­i­tive, pro­duc­tive and supportive.

About the Instructor

Mike Rudolph is the Man­ager of Human Resources for the Toronto Inter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. He over­sees the recruit­ment process for the orga­ni­za­tion, which includes the hir­ing of more than 600 staff mem­bers each year for the fes­ti­val in Sep­tem­ber. He is also respon­si­ble for the HR360 pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment pro­gramme, which includes devel­op­ing and deliv­er­ing in-house train­ing ses­sions and a suc­cess­ful men­tor­ship pro­gramme. Before begin­ning his career in HR, he was pre­vi­ously in the Tick­et­ing Ser­vices depart­ment of TIFF and man­aged the organization’s call cen­tre for more than 3 years.

Mike has a degree in Eng­lish Lit­er­a­ture from Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­sity. He com­pleted a cer­tifi­cate pro­gramme in Human Resources through Ryer­son Uni­ver­sity and holds the Cer­ti­fied Human Resources Pro­fes­sional (CHRP) des­ig­na­tion. An avid run­ner, Mike has com­pleted 4 marathons and is plan­ning on run­ning the Twin Cities Marathon this October.