Edmundston – Faire community / Creating community

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December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Edmundston Arts Center 82 Canada Road, Edmundston, New Brunswick E3V 1V5
82 Canada Road
Edmundston, NB E3V 1V
Edmundston Arts Center and Revue Ancrages

Edmundston – Faire community / Creating community

Friday, December 8 at 8 PM – 10 PM
Edmundston Arts Center

82 Canada Road, Edmundston, New Brunswick E3V 1V5
Literary event 5$
Ancrages revue acadienne de création littéraire
En français et en anglais avec projection de surtitres dans l’autre langue.
Readings will take place in English and French, with surtitles projected in the other language.
For more information visit http://ancrages.ca/en/creating-community/
Authors include:
  • Beth Powning (Markhamville),
  • Brigitte Lavallée (Petit-Rocher),
  • Elizabeth Blanchard (Grand-Barachois),
  • Gerard Collins (Sussex),
  • Lee Thompson (Moncton),
  • Muhammad Al-Digeil (Fredericton),
  • Paul Bossé (Moncton),
  • Phyllis Grant (Première nation Pabineau),
  • Raymond Sewell (Première nation Pabineau /Halifax),
  • Sébastien Bérubé (Edmundston),
  • Sheedy Petit Jean (Haïti/Moncton) et
  • Shelby Beaatz Sappier (Tobique/Fredericton).

From CBC.CA story at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/nb-literacy-tour-across-province-1.4419854

A dozen New Brunswick authors will soon have new stories to tell about their time spent travelling the province together.

The authors come from a mix of backgrounds: Acadian, Mi’kmaw, English, Wolastoquiyik.

They’re embarking on a six-stop, bilingual storytelling tour called “Creating Community,” where they will be sharing previously unpublished stories about community.

The project was brought to life by funding from the Canada Council of the Arts’ New Chapter program and the government of New Brunswick.

‘We have an extraordinary, interesting, vibrant province … I’m in the business of letting people know that New Brunswick is one of the best places in the world to live.’—Beth Powning

Sussex-based author Beth Powning, known for A Measure of Light and The Sea Captain’s Wife, is one of the 12 writers on the tour.

“I loved the idea of travelling around the province with people from these other communities … the idea of talking about community, and what makes community, was extremely important right now in the world today,” she said.

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