Adventures in Bubbles & Brine, a book launch and fermentation demo with Philip Moscovitch

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                                                   Nova Scotians have been enjoying fermented foods and drinks since the earliest days of European settlement. Sauerkraut, cider, beer, bread, and more all have long and fascinating histories here. 

 

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Join Philip Moscovitch, author of the book Adventures in Bubbles and Brine, to learn more about Nova Scotia fermentation traditions and the people reviving and re-inventing them. Philip will also discuss fermenting at home, answer questions, and demonstrate how to get started with simple recipes.

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WHEN:   SATURDAY, 30 NOVEMBER, 2019 AT 1 PM

WHERE: MAIN & STATION’S NONESUCH CAFÉ, 168 MAIN STREET, Parrsboro, NS

 

Adventures in Bubbles and Brine CoverWhat a beautiful window into the culture of fermentation in Nova Scotia!

-Sandor Katz, author of The Art of Fermentation

There are many layers to enjoy in this beautifully written book – at once a travel memoir, a weave of personal histories, and an inspiring recipe collection – chronicling the exciting fermentation revival in Nova Scotia.

- Mollie Katzen, author of The Moosewood Cookbook and The Heart of the Plate

www.bubblesandbrine.ca

 

 

Death Café : 2 December 2019 at 6:30 pm

CAN WE TALK… ABOUT DEATH AND DYING?

Come and join Cumberland Hospice Society in collaboration with Main & Station Nonesuch and Delphine Davies as they host a Death Café in the Nonesuch Café, 168 Main Street, Parrsboro on Monday, 2 December 2019 at 6:30 pm.

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At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death with an objective ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

Death Cafes have spread quickly across Europe, North America and Australasia. As of today, there have been 9614 Death Cafes in 66 countries since September 2011. If 10 people came to each one that would be 96140 participants.

The Death Cafe model was developed by Jon Underwood and Sue Barsky Reid, based on the ideas of Bernard Crettaz.

To learn more, visit https://deathcafe.com

Pre-registration is required as space and supplies are limited. To register you can call Delphine Davies (902) 254-2655 or email delphine.davies@icloud.com

Marilyn Lerch in Parrsboro

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Marilyn Lerch is an American-born Canadian poet, teacher, and activist.  You can meet Marilyn, hear her poetry, and get your books signed at Main & Station’s Nonesuch Café on Friday, 29 November, 2019 beginning at 7pm.

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Born in 1936 in East Chicago, Indiana, she is the author of five volumes of poetry, served as Sackville Poet Laureate from 2014 through 2018, and was president of the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick from 2006 to 2010.

 

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that_we_have_lived_at_all_cover_2x“Marilyn Lerch defines insight, perception. She moves through the world, feet sensing ground, eyes witnessing all, and then finding what is endless reward, i.e. the proverb: “life not to be questioned, but borne”; “mortality the hardest truth to live with”…. In every line, a haiku lurks; in every poem, there’s radical instruction: “refuse any form of slavery … /perform acts that feel right and lovely in themselves, /create profound, poignant, terrifyingly beautiful art….” With the “moon my essential companion” and “coming to serenity in the flow” of tides and light and love, Lerch is as sensitive as Dylan Thomas, but as clear-eyed as Elizabeth Bishop. A trustworthy inner voice cupped gently by paper.”

–George Elliott Clarke
7th Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17)

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Marilyn has degrees from Indiana University and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, and taught high school English in Washington, D.C., from 1967 to 1995. She has long been active in cultural movements devoted to social justice and environmental protection. She helps to facilitate PFLAG (Sackville–Amherst Chapter) and is a member of the New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Coalition.

Since moving to Sackville, NB in 1996 Marilyn has also formed the Sackville Screen Shot 2019-11-05 at 9.46.30 AMWriters’ Group and the Roving Poets; taught creative writing at Westmorland, Springhill and Dorchester prisons; played an instrumental role in organizing Sackville’s annual Poetry Month events; offered several workshops in Tantramar schools; hosted Poetry Reading events throughout the Town; written and read many original works at Sackville events; and is teaching Memoir with the Tantramar Senior College.  She lives with her partner Janet.

To learn more about Marilyn Lerch and read or hear some of her poems, see here https://warktimes.com/2019/02/11/marilyn-lerch-launches-fifth-book-of-poems-aiming-to-tell-the-tale-of-our-time/  and here https://warktimes.com/poetry-recordings/two-poems-by-marilyn-lerch/ and here http://www.stu-acpa.com/marilyn-lerch.html

PUBLICATIONS

Poetry
Lambs & Llamas, Ewes & Me (2001)
Moon Loves Its Light (2004)
Witness and Resist (2008)
The Physics of Allowable Sway (2013)                                                                                That We Have Lived at All (2018)

Other 
Making a Difference, Toute la difference: A Celebration of the 3M Teaching Fellowship (Editor, 2005)
Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read (Co-editor, 2009)

Musical Settings of her Poetry
We Move Homeward (Alasdair MacLean, 1998)
The Whole is Enough to Drive You Crazy (W.L. Altman, 2002)
We Move Homeward (Lloyd Burritt, 2011)
Moon Loves Its Light (Lloyd Burritt, 2011)
Triptych (Lloyd Burritt: Canadian premiere, 2013; American premiere, 2014)
Trees on the Edge (Nicholas Piper, 2014)