On Tuesday, September 6 at 8pm come out for Poetry at the PO with featured poet Richard Dittami.
Retired from the Laborers International Union, Richard Dittami is a poet from Massachusetts who first came to Nova Scotia on a walkabout in 2003 and has been back every year since.
Richard writes constantly and has done so for many a year. He has read at various venues in both Massachusetts and Nova Scotia.
Churches dot the country side
Shouldering with Jesus fumes like stubbed out cigarettes.
Wrapping paper is torn and crumpled
Feasts split open like overripe fruit.
High tide of Xmas.
The collective psyche returns
like schooling fish to open water…
Editor, teacher, and poet Sandra Stephenson is in Parrsboro for a Nonesuch Residency from now until late September.
She will be hosting 2 workshops during that time, a Poetry Workshop on Wednesday afternoons and an Editing Workshop on Thursday afternoons.
On 9 September, Czandra will be reading her poetry live alongside poet Darryl Whetter at Main & Station’s Nonesuch Café and if you miss that, or want to see them again, they will be performing together on 10 September at Truro’s Noveltea Bookstore & Cafe.
And if you like to be read aloud to, or to read aloud, join us weekday mornings, Tuesday – Friday, from 11am for Bruce Chatwin’s ‘On the Black Hill’ and other literary treats.
On 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.
Darryl 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
July 8th was our first poetry evening at Main & Station and it was such fun we are going to make it a regular event. If you would like more information, please contact judith by email or telephone at firstname.lastname@example.org & 514-979-3978 or drop in when the door is open.