Friday, June 17, 2011

Agnes Walsh Publishes Book Of Plays

Answer Me Home: Plays from Tramore Theatre (Breakwater Books, 2011) is a collection of plays written by Agnes Walsh. Tramore was founded in 1999 by Walsh and Arlene Morrisey, to promote the oral history and cultural traditions of the Cape Shore, Newfoundland.

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Rattling Books has two audio book collections of poetry by Agnes Walsh. Going Around with Bachelors is an MP3 download, available courtesy of Brick Books and the author (click here for more information, and to listen to an excerpt). In the Old Country of My Heart is available as an audio CD and an MP3 download (click here).

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

AudioFile Magazine Reviews Helen Porter's "Below The Bridge"

Click here to read what AudioFile has to say about Rattling Books' audio edition of Helen Fogwill Porter's Newfoundland classic in its May 2011 edition.

For more information on Below the Bridge and to hear an excerpt, follow this link. Below the Bridge is available as an MP3 CD and an MP3 download.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Joel Hynes Launches Chapbook At Ship Pub, St. John's, June 7

Joel Hynes' manifesto God Help Thee first showed its pugnacious face as a performance piece at the LSPU Hall, and has been infamous ever since. (In a nice way. Like its author.) Then it was a written piece in Riddle Fence and Maisonneuve, and an audio rant recorded by Rattling Books (for more information, and to listen to it for free, click here).

Now it's a goat - a Running the Goat chapbook, sprawling from hand-sewn bindings in all its mouthy glory. To celebrate God Help Thee's most recent incarnation, there will be a launch on Tuesday, June 7, at The Ship Pub, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Food, drink and a short reading by Hynes.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Battery Radio Awarded 2011 Prix Maruliç Second Prize

Chris Brookes' Battery Radio has been awarded the 2011 Prix Marulic for The Annotated Jack, a documentary. The 42-minute feature was produced for Radio Telefis Eirann in Dublin. Read all about it here.

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Rattling Books' Adrift on an Ice Pan and Coasting Trade were produced by the award-encrusted Chris Brookes (Brookes narrates the former). These audiobooks are available as audio CDs and MP3 downloads. For more information and to hear excerpts, follow this link.



Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Get Caught Listening: June Is Audiobook Month

If you're wondering about the world of tales told out loud, check out the audiobook collection at your local library. Or explore an online audiobook community, such as the Audio Publishers Association's (click here).

Already a fan of the spoken word? Browse Rattling Books' website for fine Canadian and Newfoundland literature read by talented narrators: true adventure, history, short fiction, poetry and more.

Listen: a way to read more