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Bookfest Windsor Is Back, Starts Thursday October 25th!

Tuesday October 23rd, 2012, 10:00am


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Now in its eleventh year, Bookfest Windsor returns to Windsor and runs from October 25th to the 27th at the Capitol Theatre.

Here is a run down of the events:

Thursday October 25th:

4pm to 4:50pm – Kill Shakespeare, the graphic novel. Anthony Del Col, Kagan McLeod. Moderator Shawn Cousineau. Joy Family Theatre

5pm to 7pm –  WORD to IMAGE: a panel discussion on the arts and poetics of the word as materiality, presented by Artcite as part of BookFest Windsor 2012.
Moderated by Susan Gold (Windsor ON) and featuring Karl E. Jirgens (Windsor ON), Dennis Michael Jones (Plymouth MI USA), Amin Rheman (Lahore, Pakistan and Toronto ON)
A reception with refreshments will follow, featuring the performance “Headlines”, brought to you by Slow News. Attendance is free and open to the public. Artcite

7pm to 7:15pm –  BookFestWindsor Bound – Presentation of Contest Winner. Pentastar Theatre

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Windsor’s Poet Laureate and Friends. Maxine Gadd, Marty Gervais, Peter Hrastovec, John B. Lee, Bruce Meyer, Ray Robertson. Moderator John B. Lee. Pentastar Theatre

7:30 pm – Who’s Nesta Webster? Conspiracy Rising. Moderator Madam Justice Micheline Rawlins, with author Martha Lee. Joy Family Theatre

Friday October 26th:

2pm to 2:30pm –  Eugene McNamara reading from his new book of poetry, Dreaming of Lost America (Guernica Editions, 2012). Host Phil Hall. Joy Family Theatre

3:30pm – Picturing the Story: illustration and graphic art. Sheldon Cohen and Alexander Finbow. Moderator Karolyn Hart. Film compendium of Mr. Cohen’s animated films to follow discussion. Joy Family Theatre

4:30pm to 5:20pm –  The untold story of the Black refugees of the war of 1812. Presentation by George Elliott Clarke. Moderator Paul Vasey. Kelly Theatre

7:15pm to 7:5opm –  A Love Affair with Quebec Fiction. Translator Sheila Fischman in conversation with Ferdinanda Van Gennip. Joy Family Theatre

7:30pm – Student Poetry Contest: the Winners Read!!! Moderators Vanessa Shields and Richard Scarsbrook. Kelly Theatre

8pm – Dark Diversions. Presented in partnership with IFOA (International Festival of Authors – Ontario). John Ralston Saul in interview with Susan Pedler. Pentastar Theatre

Saturday October 27th:

At the Central Library 10am – Creative Writing Kick Start! Creative writing workshop for ages 12 to adult with Richard Scarsbrook

In the Foyer of the Capitol, 10am and throughout day Poetry on Demand. Vanessa Shields

10am to 10:50am  – Nigerian Dreams. A celebration of Nigerian arts and culture. Yejide Kilanko with moderator Kenny Gbadebo. Joy Family Theatre

11am to 11:50am – Local Heroes in War and Peace. Bryan Prince, Rosemary Sadlier, and Peter Meyler with moderator Chris Edwards. Kelly Theatre

12noon to 12:50pm –  Literary Undertakings. Multi-award winning poet and author Thomas Lynch in conversation with Peter Hrastovec. Thomas Lynch’s essays, poems, and stories have appeared in The Atlantic and Granta, The New York Times and Times of London, The New Yorker, Poetry and The Paris Review and elsewhere. He lives in Milford, Michigan where he has been the funeral director since 1974, and in Moveen, Co. Clare, Ireland where he keeps an ancestral cottage. Pentastar Theatre

1pm to 1:50pm – TD Bank presents a scene from The Loxleys and the War of 1812. A dramatic production directed by John Nabben. Kelly Theatre

2pm to 3:20pm –  Poetry Cafe. George Elliott Clarke, Phil Hall, Laura Lush, Thomas Lynch, Nicole Markotic, and E. Alex Pierce with moderator Stephen Pender. Joy Family Theatre

2pm to 3:20pm –  L’art de la traduction littéraire : les vedettes en direct! (participation de l’ATTLC) avec Helene Rioux, Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné. Animateur: Jean-Guy Mboudjeke. Pentastar Theatre (sur la scene) / The Art of Literary Translation: Meet the Stars! (cosponsored by LTAC) with Helene Rioux, Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné. Moderator Jean-Guy Mboudjeke. Pentastar Theatre (on the stage)

4pm to 4:50pm – Chilling secrets and betrayals large and small. Anita Rau Badami and Alison Pick with moderator Nicole Markotic. Kelly Theatre

7:30pm to 8:45pm –  Generations X, Y, and Z. On writing for teens and young adults. Eric Walters, Paul Vasey, Richard Scarsbrook, and Carol Anne Biddle with moderator Sara Elliott. Pentastar Theatre

9pm to 10:15pm –  Canada’s Journey: Points of View. Richard Gwyn, James Laxer, and Noah Richler with moderator Veronique Mandal. Pentastar Theatre

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