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Ann-Marie MacDonald, writer, actor and television personality, will host the 50th Anniversary Gala Event, and welcome writers and guests from across Canada.
On May 6 2013, renowned playwrights from Quebec and across Canada are gathering in Montreal to commemorate the last fifty years of contemporary writing for the stage.
The ‘50th Anniversary Gala Event: 50 Years in the Making’ at Centaur Theatre celebrates a half-century of performance writing under the umbrella of the Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal (PVM), a professional theatre centre based in Montreal and dedicated to the development of Canadian work and new writers for the stage.
Quebec writer Michel Marc Bouchard and actor Briony Glassco will offer a special tribute to Linda Gaboriau for her work in translation. Gaboriau has translated some 100 plays and novels by Quebec writers, including many plays best known to English-speaking Canadian audiences by writers such as Michel Marc Bouchard, Wajdi Mouawad and Michel Tremblay.
Tickets are available online at www.playwrights.ca or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the main characters in this novel are invented, except one. All the towns are real, except for New Babylon. But if such a place were to be imagined, it would be a Wild West town where gunfights are fair play and the law bans only the lawman. It is a perilous place, where the beauty of the desert landscape takes your breath away with the same power as an open blade and a gash to the throat.
On that gruesome note, we hope you enjoy this teaser, lifted from pages 36–38 of In Search of New Babylon.Thursday March 2, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Today on Meta-Talon, please enjoy a very short story from M.A.C. Farrant’s book The Days: Forecasts, Warnings, Advice.
Annual Day happens once a year and it is never good. This year the date is March 2.Thursday February 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Migration – the movement of humans from one place to another with the intention of settling – has been top of mind in recent weeks given certain political changes and policy implementations in certain western countries, in recent months in response to the failure of state in Syria and the outflow of refugees from that region, and in recent years characterized by a heightened sensitivity to the possibility of east-west terrorist attacks. Perhaps Canada is a beacon to other states? Or perhaps we still have much learning to do? In the spirit of learning, we recommend twelve Talon books on the topic of migration, refugees, and the immigrant experience.Thursday February 9, 2017 in Meta-Talon
From 1988 until the end of 2016, Salt-Water Moon was in print with its original yellow cover, which featured now-outdated type design and a production still from one of the original productions of this sweet play. Now, as the play experiences something of a revival, and as the book goes into its eighth printing, we are pleased to show off the newly redesigned cover of Salt-Water Moon.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.