Sunday, March 02, 2008

Back to back Poetry Events at the Majestic Theatre in St. John's, Newfoundland this Wednesday, March 5

Launch of The Echoing Years:
Wednesday, March 5, at 4:00 pm
and the March Hare
Wednesday, March 5, 8:00 pm.
in St. John's, Newfoundland:
Majestic Theatre on Duckworth Street

An anthology of contemporary Canadian and Irish poetry, The Echoing Years, published in Ireland, is being launched at the Majestic Theatre on Duckworth Street.

Some of the Irish and Canadian contributors to the anthology will be reading a poem, among them:
Irish poets Katie Donovan and Grace Wells; Newfoundland & Labrador poets Mark Callanan, Mary Dalton, Agnes Walsh, and Enos Watts; Griffin Prize winner Don McKay; and Saskatchewan-born Karen Solie. Irish poet and editor John Ennis will emcee the event.

The same evening at the Majestic, the St. John's March Hare begins at 8:00 pm. Poets from Canada, Ireland, and Nepal will read, including: Katie Donovan, Grace Wells, Don McKay, Karen Solie, and Yuyutsu Sharma. Also featuring storytellers Don Downer and Paul Dean, and music by Ellen Power, Daniel Payne, and Baxter Wareham.

Tickets are $10 and are available from Spirit of Newfoundland Productions (telephone (709) 579-3023) or at the door. The March Hare invites you to come along and fight winter with some of the very best antidotes.


Both Mary Dalton and Agnes Walsh have works available from Rattling Books in audio: Merrybegot by Mary Dalton and In the Old Country of My Heart by Agnes Walsh. The audio component of Going Around with Bachelors (Brick Books) is also available as a Digital Download for your mp3 player or ipod. Don McKay's Songs for the Songs of Birds is coming in April.