The Knowlton Literary Festival 2019
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Thursday, OCTOBER 17

19:30 – 21:00 ~ Theatre Lac-Brome Lobby

Briscoe Featuring: Antony Di Nardo, Marjorie Bruhmuller, Steve Luxton, Ann Scowcroft
Master of Ceremonies: Mary Harvey, John Barr on the piano.
No Charge. Donations accepted
Susan Briscoe taught English at Dawson College where she also lead a research project on the stories and experiences of indigenous students. Her book of poetry, The Crow’s Vow, is an elemental ode to the end of love and its renewal. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, she wrote a blog on Wordpress “The Death Project”. The 45 essays on dying were read by tens of thousands.

Bruhmuller Marjorie Bruhmuller’s poems have appeared in various literary magazines in Canada,the US and UK. She writes poetry, fiction, and makes art books of her haiku and photographs. The Bell You Hardly Hear (Ekstasis Editions) was published in 2017, her haiku book Back Porch Haiku is due in the spring, and she’s now is working on a third book of poetry.

DiNardo Antony Di Nardo is the author of SKYLIGHT, which includes the long poem suite, “May June July,” winner of the Gwendolyn MacEwen Poetry Prize for 2017. His other books are Roaming Charges (Brick Books), Soul on Standby (Exile Editions), and Alien, Correspondent (Brick Books). Born in Montreal, he divides his time between Cobourg, Ontario and Sutton, Quebec.

Luxton Steve Luxton lives in Hatley, Quebec.
Primarily a poet, he has published half a dozen volumes, the latest of which is The Dying Meteorologist (DC Books).
A retired teacher, he enjoys long country walks.
On some, the Muse accompanies him.

Scowcroft Ann Scowcroft's poetry has been published widely in Canada. The Truth of Houses, her first collection, was awarded the Concordia First Book Prize. The second collection and a novel are en route. Once a professor of writing and literature, since 2010 she has worked in humanitarian assistance, mostly with refugee populations. The Townships has been home since 1990.

Friday, OCTOBER 18

Morning and afternoon

Purleicious Adventures in Reading and More
SHEREE FITCH meets the children of Knowlton Academy
Opening Reception ~ Community Centre ~ 270 Rue Victoria ~ 18:00 -19:00 pm
A Reading and a Conversation with ANN-MARIE MACDONALD
19:00 – 21:00 ~ Community Centre ($20.00)

Saturday, OCTOBER 19

09:30 – 12:00 ~ Community Centre ~ 270 Rue Victoria

Workshop: Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things.
How to write stories for children with SHEREE FITCH
Part One ~ $30.00 for two sessions
09:30 -11:00 ~ Community Centre ~ 270 Rue Victoria

and exhibits by
Diversity and Achievement in Anglophone Quebec
(An Exhibition sponsored by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network)
Yamaska Literacy Council
Write Here, Write Now: Our Stories 2.0
No Charge, Coffee and muffins ==================================================
11:15 – 12:45 ~ Community Centre ~ 270 Rue Victoria

The Colville Stories: Late Breaking with K.D. MILLER ($20.00) ==================================================
14:00 ~ Community Centre ~ 270 Rue Victoria

LOUISE PENNY in conversation with SHELAGH ROGERS ($25.00) ==================================================
SATURDAY EVENING ~ 19:30- 21:00 ~ Community Centre ~ 270 Rue Victoria

GUY VANDERHAEGHE: History and the Historical Novel ($20.00) ==================================================

Sunday, OCTOBER 20

09:30 -11:00 ~ Community Centre ~ 270 Rue Victoria

Writing Workshop, Part 2 ~ SHEREE FITCH ==================================================
10:00 – 11:30 ~ Community Centre ~ 270 Rue Victoria

From Harvest of Shame to Harvest of Hope
How a Rag-Tag Band of Disenfranchised Tomato Pickers
Improved Conditions for Farmworkers in North America and Around the World
BARRY ESTABROOK ($20.00) ==================================================
12:00- 13:45 ~ Community Centre ~ 270 Rue Victoria

And then a talk by KIM THÚY
The Essentials of Vietnamese Cooking
Community Centre ($30.00)