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Saturday, 25 July at 1pm join us in front of Main & Station for the launch of Shredding Plywood. Seating and refreshments will be available. 
In case of rain, the launch will instead be held at the Nonesuch Centre, 171 Queen (The former United Church)

Books will be for sale at the launch or can be purchased at Main & Station (open by appointment only). If you cannot attend the launch or visit the bookshop and would like to order a copy of Shredding Plywood, send an email and an e-transfer for $20 + hst + $6 postage (within Canada) = $29 to fun@hmsnonesuch.com. If you wish to order multiple copies or from outside Canada, send us an email with your address and we will send you an invoice.

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

 

 

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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