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J.P. Riemens book launch, Sun Sept 29 from 3 to 5 pm

August 15th, 2019
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Sunday September 29, 2019, from 3 to 5 pm, $10 (includes a free cd). Singer-songwriter J.P. Riemens reads from his new book Slightly Below the Surface, and sings some songs from his cds.
Slightly Below the Surface is the story about a life journey, spanning over 60 years under the watchful eye of the 250 year old spirit, Elizabeth Watts. The Boy is born on the hundredth anniversary of her death in 1856. She had been a teacher in the old schoolhouse where he grew up and currently resides. Beginning in rural Ontario in the 1960’s, the Boy discovers his calling to be a songwriter. In his early teens, he leaves his isolated rural home and hitchhikes across Canada with his guitar and encounters a variety of characters that shape his future.
Copies of the book will be for sale.

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Paul Lisson, The Perfect Archive, book launch, Sun Sept 22 at 4 pm

August 8th, 2019
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Sunday September 22, 2019, at 4:00 pm. Book launch: The Perfect Archive by Paul Lisson, published by Guernica Editions.
The Perfect Archive is a story in verse about an archivist who moves beyond his role as protector and cataloguer of others’ work and begins to question the very nature of a “pure and accurate” archive. The role of a government Archivist is to organize and catalogue books, statutes, and memoranda. What happens when these documents are weaponized?

“Paul Lisson creates intricate Kafkaesque worlds in art galleries, on the stage, and on the page. A coal black seam of humour runs through all of his work but I mostly feel like I’ve walked through a dystopic door and I have this prickly feeling that somebody’s going to lock that door behind me.” Jeff Mahoney, columnist with The Hamilton Spectator

Event, Literary, Spoken Word