Friday, April 17, 2009

Rocks n Rain...

1989, Damp and mouldy basement, Smalls Band House, West End, Edmonton.
Q: Where you from again?
A: Nova Scotia...
Q: Why'd you wanna live there, its nothin' but rocks n rain.
A: Ummm... I'm gonna write this book bout that...
Q: What?
A: Jest you wait.

2009: London (British Library, Manuscript Section)
Reading: The Sayings and doings of Sam slick (2nd edition). Leather bound, 1830 odd.
Sam Slick: "Never seen so many rocks - enough to starve a rabbit."
Deduction: well he started it.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Victorian-era descendants at London literary bash?

This London event rekindles a love of Victorian-era wits such as Nova Scotian Thomas Chandler Haliburton and Londoner Charles Dickens. In years past descendants of Victorian luminaries such as Sigmund Freud (great grandaughter, poet Annie Freud) have attended and this year the Patron of the Charles Dickens Museum, Lucinda Hawksley who is a descendant of Charles Dickens will read from her novel: Katey, The Life and Loves of Dickens's Artist Daughter.

To get the evening rolling a group of local London poets called the purple poets will perform 'The Clockmakers Clock' in honour of Canadian Thomas Chandler Haliburton and the evening is always well attended.

Where: The Pembroke | 261 Old Brompton Road | London SW5 9JA
When: 21 Apr 09 | 7 pm
Cost: 5 Quid

Proceeds to The Maple Leaf Trust
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