Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Andy Jones gives first performance as MUN's new Writer in Residence on Oct 1

Andy Jones will give his first performance as writer-in-residence at Memorial University of Newfoundland on Oct. 1 at Petro Canada Hall at 8 p.m. Admission and parking is free.

On Nov. 23, he will give an afternoon workshop at the Holyrood Library, followed by an evening performance there; both events are free and open to the general public.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Seán Virgo reading at the Ship Inn, St. John's on Monday, Sept 28

WANL Monthly Reading Series featuring Seán Virgo (St. John's):
Monday, September 28th, at 7 p.m. at The Ship.
For more information, view WANL's readings & signings page. This reading is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Bio below is from the WANL website.

Seán Virgo is a fiction writer, poet, playwright, actor, director, editor, and teacher. His most recent book is a collection of short stories, Begging Questions (Exile Editions, 2007). He has also published several collections of poetry, the most recent being Nonagaon Fugue (JackPine Press, 2006). He was a founder of TickleAce, Newfoundland and Labrador's first literary journal. His work has won various awards, including the CBC Competition (first prize for fiction, 1979); the BBC 3 Short Story Competition (first prize, 1980); and National Magazine Awards (first prizes for both Poetry [1979] and Fiction [1990]). He has just completed his term as the Haig-Brown Centenary writer-in-residence.
Several short stories by Seán Virgo will appear in upcoming installments of EarLit Shorts, a series of audio short fiction anthologies edited by Susan Rendell and Janet Russell for Rattling Books.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Robin McGrath launches new novel The Winterhouse Sept 22 in St. John's Newfoundland

Book Launch
Robin McGrath launches new novel The Winterhouse, (Creative Book Publishing)
Bianca’s-Water St
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Tuesday September 22 from 6pm-8pm