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Niagara Literary Arts Festival | Week Four

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NLAF-(Week-4)

This is our third article in a series of four on this month long festival celebrating the written word.

To experience the Niagara Literary Arts Festival check out the list below of upcoming events that you can indulge in. We will have a post once a week with the events in the seven days ahead that you can experience:

Friday June 21st

11:00am-3:00pm
Heartland Forest
8215 Kalar Road, Niagara Falls
I am Coyote Art Show and Heartland Forest Nature Center Opening (invitation only)
With Jade Alyssa and Terry Trowbridge reading beings at 1:00pm

About the Author: Art expression is one of the most unique and empowering means of communicating inner feelings, concepts, interpretations and ideas. As a conservation biologist, Geri Vistein serves as the breath and heartbeat for the celebration of Coyote through the I AM COYOTE art show she created in Belfast, Maine in 2012. After spending time with Geri last spring during a coyote collaborative in New Hampshire, it became a Coyote Watch Canada “vision wave” to share and carry Geri’s vision “Science and art are one,” Vistein said, in that “they both express the wonder of our Earth.” But art, she believes, connects with people in a deep, nonverbal way that academic approaches can’t reach ” to audiences in Ontario.

Coyote, one of the most historically persecuted and maligned native wild dogs of our continent, inspire raw emotions, attitudes and misconception that often do not touch on the essence and beauty of these resilient animals. Glimpses into the private, intimate and unique lives of these amazing Song Dogs we have such a sacred opportunity to learn how close knit and family oriented Coyotes can be when they are left to thrive.

Join us at Heartland Forest June 21 & 22, 2013 (11-3pm) and meet I AM COYOTE up close and personal through the engaging world of art.

Saturday, June 22nd

9:00am-11:00am
Niagara Falls Farmer’s Market
5943 Sylvia Place, Niagara Falls
With Grey Borders and the Niagara Literary Arts Festival
Readings by Grey Borders Books, freshly hatched books available for sale!
FREE event
ALL AGES

11:00am-3:00pm
Heartland Forest
8215 Kalar Road, Niagara Falls
I am Coyote Art Show and Heartland Forest Nature Center Opening
With a reading and performance by David Lee
FREE event
ALL AGES

About the Author: David Lee was born and raised in Mission, BC. Upon receiving his BA in English from UBC, he moved to Toronto where he worked for the jazz magazine Coda and, with his wife, Maureen Cochrane, ran the publishing house Nightwood Editions. He also studied double bass and worked actively in Toronto avant-garde theatre, dance, and multi-media performances, as well as touring internationally and recording with the Bill Smith Ensemble, Leo Smith, and Joe McPhee. Moving back to the west coast, he played in community bands, co-founded the Pender Harbour Jazz Festival, wrote a Vancouver Island guidebook, and co-authored the autobiography of jazz pianist Paul Bley, Stopping Time. David Lee received his MA in Music Criticism from McMaster University in 2004 and currently lives with his family in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, visit David’s web site at: www.davidneillee.com

2:00-4:00pm
Pelham Festival Book Fair
@Pelham Public Library
43 Pelham Town Square, Pelham
FREE event
ALL AGES

About the Author: Let authors from the Pelham area and as far away as PEI inspire you, scare you, or warm you with their writings. Bookbinder Hannelore’s Story Works, children’s publisher Barefoot Books and Grey Borders Books will be here along with authors AA Lou, Carol Weir, Debbie Shafto, Diane McMillan, Gino Arano, Julie Watson, Keith Inman, Linda Gonschior, Matthew Dawson and Wayne Mallows.

Sunday June 23rd

7:00pm-8:00pm
“Poets in the Park” Sunday Series
Locations to be announced June 1st

Join us live, or wait for the video to be posted to the Hearthside Hearings YouTube channel. The Poet in the Park Sunday Series is presented by the Niagara Literary Arts Festival and will feature recorded readings in various parks and conservation areas across the beautiful Niagara Region.

Thursday June 27th

NLAF presents
The GRAND SLAM
Every Thursday during June (6/13/20/27)
7:00pm sharp!
@ Fine Grind Café (37 James Street, St. Catharines)
$3 cover
$10 to SLAM
Feature: Ntare Ale Gault and Erika D. Gault

The Author

Allie Hughes is the wine and culinary contributor to Naturally in Niagara, feasting on the decadent experience that is life in this region. With a fine wine sensibility honed at the International Sommelier Guild, Allie is taking the journey of Niagara by the glass with you with each new taste. Allie is also the creative mind behind the marketing of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, and owner of Hughes & Co., a boutique social strategy firm.

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