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Celebrating Survival: Tibetan Cultural Festival

Jul 11, 2010
VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 14' 5.568" N, 122° 59' 17.4084" W
British Columbia CA
The Tibetan Cultural Society of B.C. and Tsengdok Rinpoche present a festival featuring Tibetan food, music, dance, films, and sacred arts.
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2010 Symposium on the Book

Jul 18, 2010
Harbour Centre
515 W Hastings
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 2.6664" N, 123° 6' 42.9912" W
British Columbia CA
Literary laughter is one of the pleasures in life, and this one-day symposium will explore the ways in which this form of writing is created, developed and executed.
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Author interview: Alexander McCall Smith

Aug 16, 2010 to Aug 17, 2010
St. Andrew's Wesley United Church
1022 Nelson Street at Burrard
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 51.9996" N, 123° 7' 34.5288" W
British Columbia CA
Alexander McCall Smith, bestselling author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency about his forthcoming book, Corduroy Mansions.
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Off the Highway: Growing Up In North Delta book launch

Jul 13, 2010 to Jul 14, 2010
The Sylvia Hotel Bistro
1154 Gilford Street
V6G 2P6 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 17' 19.0572" N, 123° 8' 34.1952" W
British Columbia CA
Off the Highway, Mette Bach's memoir about growing up in North Delta, launches in Vancouver on July 13th.
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Saskatchewan Festival of Words

Jul 15, 2010 to Jul 18, 2010
Moose Jaw , SK
Canada
50° 23' 60" N, 105° 32' 60" W
Saskatchewan CA
Experience CanLit up close and personal at Saskatchewan's only literary festival -- the Saskatchewan Festival of Words.
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Divers/Cité

Jul 27, 2010 to Aug 1, 2010
Various
Tickets Available: 1311 Ste-Catherine Est
Montreal
Canada
45° 30' 31.9212" N, 73° 33' 15.2712" W
CA
Divers/Cité is an event whose mission is to present an arts and music festival that illustrates and celebrates the value of diversity in a spirit of sharing, solidarity and openness with the world.
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Kisageetin: A Cabaret

Jun 25, 2010 to Jun 27, 2010
Berkeley Street Theatre
26 Berkeley Street
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 2.394" N, 79° 21' 49.9212" W
CA
Written in English, French and Cree, the title of the show, 'Kisageetin,' is a Cree word meaning "l love you.” The cabaret has 12 new love songs and theatrical pieces.
Forum topic

Do artists have a responsibility to speak out?

With this whole Chantal Kreviazuk thing, what do fellow babblers think about the role of artists to speak out against injustice?

 

I think an artist should have integrity.  You're not a bank, you're not an oil company, your not--or shouldn't be--simply a profit making machine.  It's only in the last 60 years that music became this vapid, commercialized bore filled with the same cliches recycled again and again over the years.  For most of human history music has been the heart and soul and voice of the community.

when you'd get thrown in jail for SAYING it, you sang it instead.  

 

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Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada Book Launch

Jun 25, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010
Pulpfiction Books on Main
2422 Main Street
V5T 3E2 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 47.6064" N, 123° 6' 3.0672" W
British Columbia CA
Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio In Canada book launch at Pulpfiction on Main, Vancouver, 7:00 pm. Free admission.
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Book Launch: Race & Well-Being: The Lives, Hopes and Activism of African Canadians: Toronto: Mon June 14, 2010

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Fernwood Publishing and A Different Booklist present...

Monday June 14th - 7:00pm

Race & Well-Being: The Lives, Hopes and Activism of African Canadians
Carl James, Wanda Thomas Bernard, David Este, Akua Benjamin, Bethan Lloyd & Tana Turner

Join A Different Booklist, Fernwood Publishing, Carl James, Wanda Thomas Bernard and Akua Benjamin for the launch of Race & Well-Being

This book explores how experiences of racism, combined with other social and economic factors, affect the health and well-being of African Canadians.

Date: Monday June 14th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: 746 Bathurst St @ Bloor

New Edition: Seeing Ourselves: Exploring Race, Ethnicity, and Culture by Dr Carl James

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The Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Jul 16, 2010 to Jul 18, 2010
Jericho Beach Park
1515 Discovery Street
Vancouver
Canada
49° 16' 25.9464" N, 123° 12' 2.6748" W
CA
The 2010 Vancouver Folk Music Festival presents one of its most exciting, eclectic and diverse lineups to date.
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Awakening the Virgin Archetype

Jun 26, 2010
Actsafe
280-1385 W. 8th Avenue
V6H 3W4 Vancouver
Canada
49° 15' 52.146" N, 123° 8' 9.3876" W
CA
A workshop exploring a new story structure of the Virgin archetype's path of self-fulfillment, based on Kim Hudson's new book, The Virgin's Promise.
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Celebrating the 200th Birthday of Schumann & Chopin

Oct 3, 2010
Royal York Road United Church
851 Royal York Road
M8Y 2V3 Toronto
Canada
43° 38' 31.9812" N, 79° 30' 33.1416" W
CA
Celebrated musicians Canadian cellist Elizabeth Dolin from McGill University in Montreal, and Bernadene Blaha from University of Southern California bring their acclaimed performance to Toronto.
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Reading from Maternity Rolls by Heather Kuttai

Jun 10, 2010
Lil' Bean n' Green
1133 Queen Street East
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 44.1072" N, 79° 20' 4.3692" W
Ontario CA
Book launch for Heather Kuttai's groundbreaking new book on pregnancy and disability, Maternity Rolls.
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Toronto launch for Maternity Rolls by Heather Kuttai

Jun 9, 2010 to Jun 10, 2010
Alternative Grounds
333 Roncesvalles Avenue
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 56.7096" N, 79° 27' 0.3528" W
Ontario CA
Book launch for Heather Kuttai's groundbreaking new book on pregnancy and disability, Maternity Rolls.
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Nouvelles en trois lignes

Dandy, anarchist, master of le mot juste, and critic of genius, Félix Fénéon published short news stories in Parisian paper Le Matin in 1906. He called them Nouvelles en trois lignes which can be translated as either "News in three lines" or "Novellas in three lines." These faits-divers were a popular genre of the period, but no one produced them with quite the poetic verve, concision, irony, humour and depth of Fénéon. I've been reading a lot of them lately--they have a haiku-like quality, but they are also emphatically journalistic, immediate and singular. Here are a few mof my recent favourites:

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