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Adeena Karasick will be reading from Checking In for the Re-Sensing Dissent:
Checking In and the Language of Re/evolution Manufacturing Dissent.
Saturday, May 26
Venuse Ve Svehlovce
Prague, Czech Republic
You are cordially invited to the Asian Heritage Month: Coming Together, Indigenous and Indian Classical Cultures.
Indian classical dancer Koyali Burman and Cree poet Wanda John-Kehewin present a unique blending of Indian and Indigenous culture, highlighting elements of the Medicine Wheel
Date & Time: Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m.
Location: Alice MacKay Room, Central Library
350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
The event hosted in partnership with World Poetry Canada, International, explorASIAN and Vancouver Central Library.
Hosted by: Ariadne Sawyer & First Nations Youth Director World Poetry Canada International.
The initiative conceived and launched by Koyali Burman.
We would appreciate your presence in the event. We are excited to see you in the venue!
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Poetic Frequency â€¢ Read Local BC | Surrey
May 29 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Surrey Public Library, City Centre, 10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC V3T 4C3 Canada + Google Map
Join Read Local BC for an insightful and engaging evening of poetry considering our place in the world, how we engage with society, and our effect on the natural world.
Three BC poetsâ€”Kate Braid (Elemental), Mercedes Eng (Prison Industrial Complex Explodes), and Cornelia Hoogland (Trailer Park Elegy)â€”will be hosted by Surrey Poet Laureate RenÃ©e Sarojini Saklikar.
Doors at 6:30 p.m. | Readings begin at 6:45 p.m.
Books available for sale
Free to attend
Surrey City Centre Library, Room 120
10350 University Dr, Surrey, BC V3T 4B8
More information available here
Adeena Karasick will be reading from Checking In for the Alchemy Reading Series in Prague.
Monday, June 4
Prague, Czech Republic
Centaur Theatre will host the much-anticipated remount of Tableau Dâ€™HÃ´teâ€™s production of Michel Tremblayâ€™s Hosanna, which swept the METAs in 2015. Eloi ArchamBaudoin and Davide Chiazzese will reprise their roles as the trans heroine and her gone-to-seed biker boyfriend.
May 15â€“June 6, 2018
Info and tickets available here.
The Atwater Poetry Project is an almost-monthly poetry reading series that brings the best local, Canadian, and international poets together with a passionate audience of poetry fans. Readings usually take place in the Atwater Libraryâ€™s auditorium on our top floor. Click here for directions to our building and here for accessibility information (compliments of the Quebec Writersâ€™ Federation, a longtime tenant). There is often a question-and-answer period following the readings. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
Thursday, June 28: Readings by bill bissett, Adeena Karasick, and Catherine Kidd
More information here.
Karasick reads with bill bissett and Catherine Kidd for the Atwater Poetry Project.
Thursday, June 28
BibliothÃ¨que et Centre d’informatique Atwater / Atwater Library and Computer Centre
1200 Atwater Ave.
Adeena Karasick reads from her new book, Checking In.
Saturday, June 30
CafÃ© Lotus Bleu
52 Chemin Canada
Edmunston, New Brunswick
PERSEPHONE THEATRE . 2018-2019 SEASON
MOMâ€™S THE WORD 3
NEST 1â„2 EMPTY
By Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard and Deborah Williams
A Vancouver Arts Club Production
September 19â€“October 3, 2018
The creative team behind the Momâ€™s the Word series presents a new chapter in their stories of family and fracas. Their kids are grown, their marriages have â€œevolved,â€ and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesnâ€™t get any prettier, but it never strays far from ludicrous or poignant as the moms mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail. Filled with insights, secrets, and ribald humour, this brand-new show is both hysterical and deeply touching.
â€œMomâ€™s the Word 3 captivates with its heart, humour, and honestyâ€ â€“ Georgia Straight
Written & Directed by Morris Panych
With Ellen David, Laurent McCuaig-Pitre, Marie-Ãˆve Perron & Michel Perron
March 19 to April 7, 2019
at the Centaur Theatre
EMPIRE OF THE SON at the Persephone theatre .
A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Production
Written and Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu, Produced by Donna Yamamoto
March 27 â€“ April 10, 2019
As father and son, Akira and Tetsuro Shigematsu shared the same profession as public radio broadcasters. Each of them reveled in communicating with millions of their listeners, but they never spoke with each other. When Akiraâ€™s health begins to falter in his old age, Tetsuro bridges the gap between them with the only object they both understand: a microphone. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Shigematsu re-enacts moments from his fatherâ€™s incredible personal history, from the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, and paints an intimate portrait of their evolving connection and the deep-seated love for each other that they both struggle to express.
Written and Performed by Tetsuro Shigematsu
A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Production
April 25 â€“ May 4, 2019
Kamloops, British Columbia
A funny and poignant one-man show by former CBC broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu about his rocky relationship with his emotionally reserved father, Akira. From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, this acclaimed play shows how Akira’s incredible personal history has influenced two generations. Through visually striking live, cinematic vignettes, Tetsuro paints an intimate portrait of the evolving connection between father and son, and the deep-seated love for one another that they both struggle to express.
â€œA celebration of the extraordinary in the ordinaryâ€â€”Ottawa Citizen
More information available from Western Canada Theatre.
To celebrate International Womenâ€™s Day, we asked our staff to recommend favourite Talon books that they felt contributed to the advancement of women and to the feminist literary canon.Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Meta-Talon
By Carl Peters
On Meta-Talon today, please enjoy the full text of the presentation given by Carl Peters at the Modern Languages Association convention in New York City on January 7, 2018. This talk responds to the question posed in the MLA convention session Rhetoric in Post-Factual Times: how to perform textual analysis in a time when facts are no longer the marker of good argumentation. (Petersâ€™s talk is also related to his work on Stein; Peters is recently the author of Studies in Description: Reading Gertrude Steinâ€™s Tender Buttons.)Thursday December 21, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Our little end-of-year present to you is a miniature from M.A.C. Farrantâ€™s delightful collection of very short stories, The World Afloat. Happy Holidays from Talonbooks!
Our Spiritual Lives
Weâ€™ve seen stains on tea towels that look like Jesus Christâ€™s face so we know he exists. And we know that dried seaweed can save the Douglas fir from extinction so we hang dried seaweed from the treeâ€™s branches.Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Meta-Talon
A finalist for the 2006 Governor Generalâ€™s Literary Award for Drama, In a World Created by a Drunken God has been in steady demand since it was first published 11 years ago. From 2006 until the end of 2017, In a World Created by a Drunken God was in print with its original cover, which showed moving boxes and a flip phone. Now, Talonbooks has reprinted In a World Created by a Drunken God for the fourth time, and it wears a dynamic, new cover â€¦
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