Come to Work & to Play

Main & Station is delighted to announce more of the same coming soon to a block nearby…studios, performances, collaborations, exhibitions, and more than can be imagined…

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For information about our residency program, please see here http://hmsnonesuch.com/nonesuch-residencies/

Many things go on under these roofs including, residencies for artists, writers, dancers, scientists and curious folk of all stripes, workshops, performances, art exhibitions, poetry nights, collaborations, lectures, installations, a Secondhand Bookshop, and a good cup of coffee.

Would you like to apply for a residency, teach or attend a workshop?

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To find out more about what we do, and to participate, come see us, call us, email us, and look over our website.

Main & Station Nonesuch 
Kickshaws, Residencies, Books 
Nonesuch Art Of Paper Awards

PO Box 507
168 Main Street
Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, B0M 1S0 

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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.

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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 (www.oanalab.com).

THRESHOLDS excerpt: https://vimeo.com/142337608

Interview about this work in The Puritan: http://puritan-magazine.com/limbinal-and-its-performances-an-interview-with-oana-avasilichioaei/

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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Czandra & Darryl Whetter

Darryl and SandraOn Wednesday 9 September, poets Darryl Whetter from Advocate Harbour, NS and Czandra (Sandra Stephenson) from Rigaud, QC will be at Main & Station’s Nonesuch Café to read and perform their work.  The evening will begin at 7:30pm.

Czandra is an eclectic poet and essayist of many styles and a single voice.  Her poems range from playful and melodious to terse and formal. Her subjects cover social commentary, language, the everyday and the unique.  Her voice has been acclaimed by listeners who find an arresting “je ne sais quoi” in the way Czandra reads.
Czandra has a history of organizing poetry events, editing books for other people and Radish coverproviding venues for poets to read, work, protest and learn.  She is a regular reader at Twigs & Leaves near Montreal, has many poems in various publications (magazines and anthologies) in seven provinces, the US and New Zealand.  Recordings of her readings are archived in several places. Currently one poem is part of an exhibit at a BC University because it helped save a 27-acre forest, and another is displayed in a poem garden in Kingston Ontario.  Her four chapbooks are as different from each other as sea creatures.  Nova Scotia’s Antigonish Review was Czandra’s first Canadian publisher. MORE ABOUT CZANDRA

dw_beachDarryl Whetter is a short-story writer, novelist, poet, critic and professor. His debut collection of stories was chosen to The Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books of 2003. His bicycle-novel The Push & the Pull followed in 2008. In 2012, he released Origins, a book of poems about evolution, energy and extinction. Darryl holds a PhD in English and has taught creative writing and English at the University of New Brunswick, the University of Windsor, Dalhousie University and Université Sainte-Anne. He has published or presented papers on contemporary literature in France, Sweden, Canada, Germany, the United States, India and Iceland. His book reviews appear regularly in papers such as The Globe and Mail,  The National Post and The Vancouver Sun. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a regular reviewer on the national CBC Radio show Talking Books. The pot-smuggling novel Keeping Things Whole is his fourth book.  DARRYL’S WEBSITE