To celebrate our 40th anniversary, Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) will present a lecture by the poet, essayist, author and cultural critic Lewis Hyde. This event will explore questions related to the value and meaning of art in contemporary life as well as alternative ways in which we can measure the importance and value of art, culture and creativity in our society as a whole. Lewis Hyde wrote The Gift, a book that offers a “brilliantly orchestrated defense of the value of creativity and of its importance in a culture increasingly governed by money and overrun with commodities”.
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Andre Fenton is an award winning spoken word artist who has performed in 6 national poetry slams across Canada. He is currently on the board of Spoken Word Canada and a member of the writers' council in the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia. His book of poetry, Ode to Teen Angst, explores the anarchy of adolescence while making the adjustments into adulthood. Join him in a night of laughter, heartbreak, and resilience as he performs poetry about the side effects of being a young person of color. Enjoy the silly puns, stay for the open heart.
A celebration of National Poetry Month with Chad Norman launching his latest collection, Selected & New Poems, and matt robinson launching his latest, some nights it's entertainment; some other nights just work.
Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre is holding a fundraising event called Playable Moments on Monday, April 3 at 7:30 pm at The Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax. The admission price is $20. A cash bar will open during the event. Playwrights Juanita Peters, Ryan Griffiths and Charlie Rhindress are each preparing one to two pages of the beginning of a script. An ensemble of four actors will use the scripts provided as the starting point, improvising its continuation. Audience members will have the chance to influence the twists and turns each script will take.
We are a group of likeminded people who are working on speaking skills, leadership skills and especially the art of writing good speeches. Join us and enjoy the camaraderie and knowledge.
Lexicon Books is pleased to host ecologist and author Soren Bondrup-Nielsen as he presents his latest book "Pukaskwa: A Naturalist's Year Surveying Birds in the Lake Superior Wilderness" (Gaspereau Press ¶ Printers & Publishers). About Soren Bondrup-Nielsen: http://www.bondrup.com/
Celebrate Canada Book Day at the launch of Sylvia Gunnery’s YA novel Road Signs That Say West. April 23rd, 3 – 4 pm, LaHave River Books, 3421 Hwy 331, LaHave. Seating is limited. Please reserve at (902) 688-1855 (weekends).
As writers we may be called on to speak to the public. Joining our group prepares you for just this occasion and other opportunities that may come your way to promote your work. We give you the tools you need for this. Please join us as a guest to see if this is your fit.
Come celebrate Authors for Indies Day at Lexicon Books! Canadian Authors for Indies Day (Saturday, April 29, 2017) is an annual event that takes place at independent bookstores all across Canada. It's a day when authors volunteer at independent bookstores to work as guest booksellers, and just to hang out and talk with customers and staff! We're open all day from 10-5, and we'll have Sylvia Gunnery in from 1-2; Dean Jobb from 2-3; Christy Ann Conlin from 3-4; and Kate Inglis from 4-5!
Two FREE six-week Writing Workshops for those interested in prose, poetry or creative non-fiction. - 1. on Saturday afternoons for Men and Women who have had cancer or are still in treatment beginning May 6th from 2-4 at Sobeys Community Room on Queen Street. 2. on Tuesday Evenings for Women who have had cancer or are still in treatment, from 6-8 PM. Beginning June 20th at Sobeys Community Room on Queen Street.