Furthering Kinship in a Broken World ~ a performance by Rae Marie Taylor

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Rae Marie Taylor’s work bridges her creative activities in Montreal and her homeland in the American Southwest. As a writer her book of essays The Land Our Gift and Wild Hope was awarded Finalist from the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Here In the North, as a poet she performs in various venues with Montreal musicians Pierre Tanguay and Diane Labrosse and in Quebec City with the jazz duo Michel and Pierre Côté.

"Shores" detail, Le fleuve/le NordIn both places, Rae’s visual art has included painting, sculpture and installation. She first experienced land art at the annual El Ancon Outdoor Sculpture show while living in New Mexico where the concern with relationship with place is dominant in the cultures as well as art and literature. Having immigrated to Montreal, her occasional installation work was taken inside to gallery spaces.

For more information about RAE MARIE TAYLOR http://thelandwildhope.com/

bill bissett in parrsboro: a book launch, readings, and a workshop

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bill bissett is one of our great poets and we are delighted to welcome him back to Parrsboro this October.  

Join us on 16 and/ or 17 October 2019 for the maritime launch of bill bissett’s latest book from Talonbooks:

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Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia bissett is a poet, editor, painter and musician. He has been a leading figure not only on the West Coast cultural scene, but in Canadian culture nationally. He is an experimental, concrete and performance poet, reciting and chanting his own work. “Make no mistake about it”, wrote one Vancouver journalist, “bill bissett’s poetry is political. How much more subversive can you get?” He has been called a “precious and non-renewable cultural resource” and “a one-man civilization”.

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Email fun@hmsnonesuch.com or call 514-979-3978 to register for the workshop.

For more information about the workshop, read below…

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Students should be familiar with bill bissett’s work prior to the visit. He recommends selections from seagull on yonge street or canada geese mate for life, or any poem(s) from his recent work. He begins each session with a chant and then reads from his most recent collection. His readings are broken into sections, allowing for questions from students. bissett explores with students the unorthodoxies of his own forms and orthonography, and his use of these expressions as a means of illustrating the very great freedom available to students in creative writing.

You can find out more about bissett and his work here  http://www.billbissett.com and here https://canlit.ca/canlit_authors/bill-bissett/  and here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bissett and here https://bcbookawards.ca/george-woodcock/winners/bill-bissett and many other places besides.

 

 

 

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A Literary Feast with George and Cora-Lee

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FEAL 2018 and Main & Station Nonesuch

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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.

 

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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 .

 

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 * 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.