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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Release the Hounds ~ Krista Wells exhibit and book launch!

 

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On Saturday, December 14th at 4 p.m. at Main & Station’s secondfloor gallery don’t miss the book launch and exhibition of original artwork for Krista Wells’ latest publication, DOG-EARED JOURNALS – art and observations from a dog living in Portugal.

Inspired by her frequent travels in Portugal, the story is told through the eyes of Wells’ alter ego, a street dog and artist named Ruca. Ruca lives in a quiet village on the south coast of Portugal and the book incorporates details and illustrations from journals including sketches, paintings, and anecdotes.

DOG-EARED JOURNALS shows readers the world through Ruca’s eyes as he navigates the cobbled streets and rugged clifftops of his life. His perspective is fresh, four-legged, and often funny.

Each page is lavishly illustrated using a variety of techniques including pen and ink, watercolour, coloured pencil, photography, relief printing and more. Part travelogue, part artist’s journal, this book will appeal to artists, travelers, animal-lovers and those who simply have a curiosity about the world.

DOG-EARED JOURNALS ($19.95 paperback) will be available through amazon.com in early 2014. In the meantime it is available at Main & Station, directly from the author or through her website, www.kristawells.ca  Digital copies ($9.99) may be purchased through www.blurb.ca.