FEAL Schedule


21 December 2018 – 2 January 2019

NOTE: The FEAL Exhibition of visual art will open to the public on 21 December and, in addition to the hours below, will be open by chance and by appointment.

Check back here for schedule updates. To receive notifications by email, please sign up for our mailing list using the form on the right hand side of this webpage.

If you have not sent a submission or proposal but would like to participate in FEAL 2018, it is not too late.  Just contact us by email at fun@hmsnonesuch.com.


Friday 21 December 3pm – 9pm ~FEAL Opening & Visual Arts Exhibition & Sale Vernissage
Saturday, 22 December 2pm – 5pm  FEAL Exhibition & Sale

7pm – 10pm ~A Dancing River Sprite Frolicking Feast - Reservations Required

Sunday, 23 December 11am  ~ Artist Talk: George Smith

12pm – 5pm  FEAL Exhibition & Sale

2pm ~ “What is erotic?” An open discussion.

4pm ~ Hot haiku & 23 recipes for kumquats: Readings from Firefly in the Room, erotic haiku by Ottawa poet Grant D. Savage plus recipes and other erotic verse followed by open mic.

Monday, 24 December    12pm – 5pm  FEAL Exhibition & Sale  

2pm ~ Noerotic” An open discussion about the absence or loss of erotic feelings and relationships.

Tuesday, 25 December  FEAL Exhibition & Sale Open by Chance or by Appointment 
Wednesday, 26 December 1- 4pm ~ Posed & Propped: Erotic Life Drawing

5pm – 8pm FEAL Exhibition & Sale 

Thursday, 27 December 5pm – 9pm FEAL Exhibition & Sale 

7 – 8pm ~Extra Illicit Sonnets      Canada’s former Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke has generously sent FEAL a selection of verse from his book Extra Illicit Sonnets. Enjoy readings of Clarke’s sonnets by various voices.

8-9pm ~More Erotic Poetry followed by open mic.

Friday, 28 December 5pm – 9pm FEAL Exhibition & Sale 

6-8pm ~Tantalizing Tales for Listeners and Tellers – Come listen to some erotic stories and passages from literature. Readers welcome – if you have original writing or favourite literary passages or short stories to share. Contact us for details.

9pm until late ~ Hot Moves Dance Party - Dress like you mean it and come shake your booty to a selection of tunes chosen to get your blood moving.

Saturday, 29 December 10am – 1pm ~ Posed & Propped: Erotic Life Drawing

2pm – 5pm FEAL Exhibition & Sale 

4pm  ~ Artist Talk: Harvey Lev

Sunday, 30 December 12pm – 5pm FEAL Exhibition & Sale 

2pm ~ Naked or nude and why is it scary?” An open discussion.

Monday, 31 December 3pm – 10pm FEAL Exhibition & Sale *

7pm – 10pm ~Aphrodisiacs: Titillating Tastes - Reservations Required

*Only ticketholders for Titillating Tastes will be permitted entry after 7pm

Tuesday, 1 January 12pm – 5pm FEAL Exhibition & Sale 

2pm ~ The sensual versus the aesthestic” An open discussion of modern aesthetics and whether a work can be both artistic and erotic.

Wednesday, 2 January 10am- 1pm ~ Posed & Propped: Erotic Life Drawing

2pm – 5pm FEAL Exhibition & Sale 

A Literary Feast with George and Cora-Lee



FEAL 2018 and Main & Station Nonesuch


A Dancing River Sprite Frolicking Feast

on 22 December, 2018 beginning at 7pm in the Nonesuch Café

 dancing spriteThe creation of chef George Smith and Cora-Lee Eisses-Smith, the Dancing River Sprite Frolicking Feasts are six-course literary feasts that occur on mostly the last weekend of every month in Middle River, Cape Breton.

Occasionally George and Cora-Lee also hit the road for pop-up appearances and we are delighted that the pair will be offering a feast in Parrsboro for the first time this December as part of FEAL, the festival of erotic arts & literature.



Chef George will prepare a six-course menu* based on what is locally available as well as food references found in a work of literature chosen by Cora-Lee, who will perform costumed readings from the book with each course.

Described by The Guardian as “a deep sensual plunge, a worship of the body, inside and out“, the work Cora-Lee has selected for us is Jeanette Winterson’s fourth novel Written On The Body.  Published in 1992, the New York Times Book Review described it as “an ambitious work, at once a love story and a philosophical meditation on the body… a work that is consistently revelatory about the phenomenon of love“.

Chef George will also talk about how he prepared the food, where he sourced the ingredients, and many other tangents of curiosity and nonsense.

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Remuneration of your own discretion, and if you wish to drink wine with your meal, please feel free to bring your own.

Space is limited and reservations are required.  To reserve and if you have any questions please contact us at fun@hmsnonesuch.com .



 * Please note: Our café is strictly vegetarian (ovolacto) and the Literary Feast will be as well.  The menu will not be published ahead of time but allergies and other food restrictions will be accommodated provided we are informed at the time of booking.

Nonesuch Coffee Talks – Speakers Wanted


Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws is organizing a series of informal discussions and presentations. The aim of this series is twofold: to provide opportunities for people to share their knowledge, experiences, ideas, and passions as well as to have good conversations with interesting people.

The talks will be scheduled between at various days and times depending upon the availablity of the speakers and the space.

Talks can be any length but we recommend something that is anywhere from 20 – 45 minutes followed by a period for questions & discussion.

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French Café ~ 3 November

Want to practice your French?

There will be a French Café on 3 November from 10:30am – 12:30pm.

This is an uninstructed session which is open to both learners of French and French speakers.

The purpose of these French Cafés is to get together in a social setting and speak and practice French together.

This session will be held in Main & Station’s Nonesuch Café.

This is a no fee / by donation event.

Refreshments will be available for purchase in the café.

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