Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Agnes Walsh Reading in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, November 6

Agnes Walsh, award-winning Canadian actor, poet, playwright and storyteller, will be reading in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, on November 6, courtesy of the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Walsh's poems have been translated into the French and Portuguese, and she has toured Canada, the eastern U.S., Portugal and Ireland, reading from her work. She is the founder of the Tramore Theatre Troupe of the Cape Shore of Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, which is dedicated to preserving and presenting the oral history of that area. In 2006, Agnes Walsh became the inaugural poet laureate of St. John's, capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Walsh's latest collection of poetry is
Going Around with Bachelors, which was short-listed for the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Award and the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and long-listed for the ReLit Award.

"Going Around with Bachelors is soft-spoken, affecting, empathetic storytelling from Newfoundland, Canada's Ireland." (The Globe and Mail)

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Listen to an excerpt from Rattling Books' unabridged audio version of Going Around with Bachelors, read by Agnes Walsh.

"The tone and timbre of . . . Walsh's voice seem to emanate from the heart of North America from the most ancient parts of the continent." (AudioFile magazine)