LIMBS & THRESHOLDS ~ Oana Avasilichioaei

8:30 pm on Saturday, 10 September at Main & Station, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro, NS (Parrsboro’s old Post Office)

LIMBS & THRESHOLDS, an immersive multimedia performance of poetic texts, involving layered voices and live vocal play, sampled sounds, effects pedals, a theremin, and textured projections of poems and images (created in collaboration with Jessie Altura). In a world where the political, linguistic and bodily border is a place of strife and violence, LIMBS & THRESHOLDS explores ways of rethinking the border by breaking down the boundaries between word and sound, sense and resonance, original and translation, image and reflection. Based on Avasilichioaei’s recent book Limbinal (Talonbooks 2015), the performance presents a series of phonotopes, in-between places of sound and figure, orchestral and in flux, generative and inhabited.


Oana Avasilichioaei’s current interests include polylingualisms, intermediary spaces, and migrations between word, sound and image. She explores the transgressions and aural possibilities of these terrains through poetry, translation, performance, and sound work. She has published five poetry collections, including We, Beasts (Wolsak & Wynn 2012, winner of the A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry) and most recently Limbinal (Talonbooks 2015), a hybrid, multi-genre poetic work on notions of borders, as well as six translations of poetry and prose from French and Romanian. Her work has been made into a documentary on poets and orality, reinvented into video poems, and set to music for soprano and violin. She lives in Montreal (


Interview about this work in The Puritan:

Doors open at 7:30 pm.

This event is PWYC / By Donation.  Your generosity is appreciated.  

This performance is made possible by the generosity of hosts and organizers such as The Inverness County Centre for the Arts and Main & Station Nonesuch as well as with the support of the Quebec Writers Federation and the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013 – 2018 Education, Immigration, Communities.

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Making Your Own Sketchbook Or Journal

Handmade Sketchbooks Poster

Joel & Tati are “artivists” (artist + activists) who believe that certain changes do not come from leaders, but surface from collaboration, dialogue and social exchange. For some years the duo have travelled with a project called Permact ( offering workshops like this so as to give the opportunity for people to rethink about consumerism and waste.

In this workshop participants will use a variety of repurposed and recycled materials to make their own sketchbook or journal.

For more information & to register, visit the workshop page here, or send us an email, or stop in at Main & Station, 168 Main Street (Parrsboro’s old Post Office).

Truro poet Chad Norman featured at Main & Station

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Tuesday evening beginning at 7:30 pm it is POETRY NIGHT at Main & Station. 

Please join us for some fun, interesting discussion, poetry, and art.

If you are hungry, the café will also be open. This tuesday evening, July 21st, we are pleased to welcome Truro poet Chad Norman as our featured poet. Come on by to meet Chad, hear his work, and get your books signed. 


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Charcoal, Visible Voices, Mudflats and War Poetry

Donna Jacobs Charcoal Workshop

  • 10:30 am Tuesday, July 14 : Donna Jacobs __in residence Artist’s Talk
  • 7:30 pm Tuesday, July 14 : Poetry at the PO with featured poet Donna Jacobs
  • 10:30 am Thursday, July 16 : Maxine Westhead with Mudflats of Minas: the weird and the wonderful
  • 10 am – 1 pm Saturday, July 18: Drawing Blind Charcoal Workshop  REGISTER NOW !!
  • Ongoing :  DRAWING OUT LOUD EXHIBITION continues in our secondfloor gallery.

DON’T MISS THE EXHIBITION OPENING of Drawing Out Loud - Faces of Lyme Disease 

Also, this week we have 3 NONESUCH TALKS :

 On Tuesday, July 14  come listen to Quebec artist and poet Donna Jacobs talk about her work.
On Wednesday, July 15 tune in for Bruce Wark‘s – Visible Voices: The Radio Revolution PART II   Why and how was radio invented? Who made the world’s first broadcast? And what can we “see” when we listen to it? Veteran radiophile Bruce Wark takes us on an audio tour: radio then and now.

On Thursday, July 16 enjoy  Mudflats of Minas: the weird and the wonderful with Maxine Westhead – Marine organisms abound in what looks like a lifeless surface. Marine Biologist at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Maxine Westhead talks about the Minas Basin Mudflats.


For the regular tuesday Poetry Night this week we are pleased to welcome war poet Donna Jacobs from Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec.  Come hear selections from her book Still In Arms. A mother’s perspective of a soldier’s life and sacrifices.

Next week on July 21st, Truro poet Chad Norman will join us as featured poet. Chad has published some 15 books and his 16th, Learning To Settle Down, is due out this Fall from Black Moss Press. Chad’s 17th book, Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of The Sky, illustrated by Truro artist Bruce Wood, is a children’s book – also poetry – due out later this year. Chad will read to us from Learning To Settle Down and from Masstown, a collection that celebrates the once-thriving dairy community west of Truro, in Colchester County. You can read more about Chad Norman here:
 **Please note that the café is open from 10am -2pm Tuesdays – Saturdays and for coffee, snacks and dinner each Tuesday from 5 P.M. and we are also open By Chance or By Reservation. If the door is open or the lights are on, please stop in.
This week’s menu will include : Madras Vichyssoise Soup; Black Bean Mango Tortas, Broccoli Quiche; Cheese Platter with a selection of local, Québec, and international cheeses; Greek Salad; Janet’s Breakfast; Fruit Tarts; Rhubarb Pie (GF), Cappucino, Fresh juice; and more.