Guild Festival Theatre’s new season begins with the renowned Canadian classic Salt-Water Moon by David French. GFT announces that the play, directed by Helen Juvonen, will be performed at the Greek Theatre from August 4 to 15.
“The play is set in Newfoundland under a starry sky in August and it will feel magical at the open-air Greek Theatre this summer,” says Juvonen.
Talonbooks is proud to have published ten books by David French, one of Canada’s best-known and most critically acclaimed playwrights.
Drew Hayden Taylor’s Cottagers and Indians will be performed from August 10 to 28, 2021, in North Rustico, PEI.
Cottagers and Indians explores the politics and issues surrounding a real-life event still occurring in the Kawartha Lakes region of Central Ontario. An Indigenous man, Arthur Copper, has taken it upon himself to repopulate the nearby lakes with wild rice, known amongst the Anishnawbe as Manoomin, much to the disapproval of the local non-Indigenous cottagers, Maureen Poole in particular. She feels the plant interferes with boating, fishing, swimming, and is generally an eyesore that brings down the property values of her cottage and those of her neighbours. Drew Hayden Taylor’s thirty-second play is a powerful dramatization of contemporary confrontations taking place between environmentalism and consumerism, Indigenous and non-Indigenous sensibilities.
August 10-28, 2021
57 Church Hill Avenue
North Rustico, PE
Award-winning author and literary translator David Homel will talk about his most recent publications in StoryFest 2021 at Greenwood Centre for Living History on Saturday, August 28, 2021. According to Greenwood Centre website, “this event will be followed by a wine and cheese reception in honour of the 20th anniversary of StoryFest.”
Jónína Kirton Red River Métis / Icelandic author and Talon poet is the 2021 contest judge for the Young Buck Poetry Prize. Contemporary Verse 2 notes on their web page that “the Young Buck poetry prize is awarded to the author of the single best submitted poem, along with $1000 and publication in CV2. Four honourable mentions are also awarded, each with a cash prize.”
Talonbooks is proud to have published sixteen books by Drew Hayden Taylor to date.