Literary

Lit Live October 2017 [Lit Live Reading Series]


Founded by Hamilton writer Kerry Schooley 1994, Lit Live is a literary reading series in Hamilton, Ontario
featuring a diverse and exciting range of writers from across Canada and from Hamilton
at 7:30pm on the first Sunday of each month, from September to June.
For the 2017-18 season, our location is The Staircase Theatre.

 

LitLive starts their 2017-18 season with five writers reading from their books of short stories, poetry, novels,and possibly from new work.

  • Alban Goulden reads from As If
  • Michael Knox reads from Harshley Purring
  • Suzanna Derewicz reads from Maggie Monologue
  • Jamie Tennant reads from Captain of Kinnoull Hill
  • Christopher Levenson reads from A Tattered Coat Upon a Stick
  • Joanne Arnott reads from Halfling Spring: An Internet Romance

WHEN: Sunday, October 1st at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Staircase Theatre & Cafe, 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton
ADMISSION: FREE
INFO: Follow on Twitter at @LitLiveReadings or on Facebook.
WEB: http://litlive.blogspot.ca/

Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
Staircase Cafe and Theatre, 27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton

Klara Du Plessis [Redeemer University College]

Reading and Q & A with Klara Du Plessis

Prsented by Poetry Readings at Redeemer

Klara du Plessis is a poet and critic residing in Montreal. Her chapbook, Wax Lyrical, was released from Anstruther Press (2015), and a full-length collection of poems is forthcoming from Palimpsest Press. She curates the monthly, Montreal-based Resonance Reading Series, writes reviews for Broken Pencil Magazine and The Rusty Toque among other journals, and has guest edited an issue of the Town Crier (October 2016) on writing in English as a second language.

WHEN: Sep 21 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
WHERE: Redeemer University College, 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON, On campus in Room 215
TIX: Contact box office at 905-648-2131 x4211. Online tickets will be available closer to the performance dates
INFO: https://www.redeemer.ca/events/klara-du-plessis/

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 16:30 to 17:45
Redeemer University College, 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON

Lit Live September 2017 [Lit Live Reading Series]


Founded by Hamilton writer Kerry Schooley 1994, Lit Live is a literary reading series in Hamilton, Ontario
featuring a diverse and exciting range of writers from across Canada and from Hamilton
at 7:30pm on the first Sunday of each month, from September to June.
For the 2017-18 season, our location is The Staircase Theatre.

 

LitLive starts their 2017-18 season with five writers reading from their books of short stories, poetry, novels,and possibly from new work.

  • Kyp Harness reads from Winford Remembers
  • David Neil Lee reads from The Midnight Games
  • Douglas Diaczuk reads from Chalk
  • D.S. Stymeist reads from The Bone Weir
  • James Lindsay reads from Our Inland Sea

WHEN: Sunday, September 3rd at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Staircase Theatre & Cafe, 27 Dundurn Street North, Hamilton
ADMISSION: FREE
INFO: Follow on Twitter at @LitLiveReadings or on Facebook.
WEB: http://litlive.blogspot.ca/

Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
Staircase Cafe and Theatre, 27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton

Fall Workshops [Tower Poetry Society]

Tower Poetry Society Fall Workshops

The main activity at TPS meetings is to workshop our poems. The format is simple, developed to promote the exchange of comments and suggestions in a friendly and respectful atmosphere. Everyone is most welcome to join us at any of the workshop meetings. You do not have to bring a poem on your first visit.

If you are writing in a lonely vacuum, find or form a group with other poets. It will enhance your work and theirs too. If you live close to Hamilton, come and join us!

We meet one Saturday a month from 2:00–4:00 p.m. at the Westdale Public Library.

Fall Workshop Dates:

September 9, 2017
October 14, 2017
November 18, 2017 
December 9, 2017 

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 14:00 to Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 16:00
Westdale Public Library, 955 King St. W. Hamilton

15th Annual Arts of August [Living Rock Ministries]

15th ANNUAL ARTS OF AUGUST

Living Rock  Ministries  is hosting the 15th annual Arts of August . This  art showcase  is open to youth 13-25 with the themes of Peace, Equality and Culture and the showcase is on Thurs. August 24, 2017, from 6-9pm at the Gas Works.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
 
15th Annual Arts of August: Youth Art Showcase – Thursday, August 24, 2016 – 6-9pm- The Gas Works, 141 Park St. N. Hamilton. Submissions, Sponsorship & Advertising still available.

Living Rock Ministries
Celebrating 30 Years of Serving At-Risk Youth!
30 Wilson Street, Hamilton, ON   L8R 1C5
 
Tel: 905-528-7625 (ROCK) ext 236
Email: veronica@livingrock.ca      Website:  www.livingrock.ca

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00
The Gas Works, 141 Park St. N. Hamilton

Waterdown ArtsFEST [Historic Waterdown Arts and Events]

Waterdown ArtsFEST

Aug 19 & 20, 2017

ArtsFEST 2017 is a celebration of the arts in all its forms, in historic Waterdown, Ontario. Nestled between Burlington and Hamilton on top of the Niagara Escarpment, Waterdown is one of the fastest growing communities in Ontario, and in its historic downtown core are some of the oldest buildings in the province, with great restaurants, cafes, and shops – the perfect place to hold an upscale family friendly festival featuring jazz, classical, folk & world music, fine art exhibits, dozens of artisan vendors, and all kinds of arts activities. There is something for everyone who appreciates arts & culture. ArtsFEST Waterdown – The Festival…refined!

DOWNLOAD MAP OF THE FESTIVAL HERE.

 

Saturday, August 19, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, August 20, 2017 (All day)
Downtown Waterdown on Griffin, Franklin, and Main Street

Staircase August Events [Staircase Theatre]

 

 

 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

 
August 2017

THEATRE

HAMILTON FRINGE BYOV
For 3 years running The Staircase is pleased to be the largest Bring Your Own Venue-venue of The Hamilton Fringe Festival. We have 9 stellar theatrical productions on site this year making The Staircase a kick butt satellite hub and helping the Hamilton Fringe extend it’s footprint into new communities in the greater Hamilton area. Get ready to grab your 2017 program, order your tickets and make a day of it here at The Staircase!  See as many shows as you can under one roof, relax before, after, in between in our cafe and grab a beverage or snack….then head back in to be amazed by our productions, comedy, drama, dance, clown….and if that isn’t enough we will have events daily following the theatrical productions!

Feat. shows include: 

The ADHD Project

 Tales from the Hamilton 7

 Two Sisters

 The Elephant Girls

 Open the Lace Curtains

 Stupified

All KIDding Aside

 Over 50 and Other Nightmares

 Swipe Right for Love

 

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day) to Monday, July 31, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

Staircase July Events [Staircase Theatre]

 

 

 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

 
JULY 2017

THEATRE

HAMILTON FRINGE BYOV
For 3 years running The Staircase is pleased to be the largest Bring Your Own Venue-venue of The Hamilton Fringe Festival. We have 9 stellar theatrical productions on site this year making The Staircase a kick butt satellite hub and helping the Hamilton Fringe extend it’s footprint into new communities in the greater Hamilton area. Get ready to grab your 2017 program, order your tickets and make a day of it here at The Staircase!  See as many shows as you can under one roof, relax before, after, in between in our cafe and grab a beverage or snack….then head back in to be amazed by our productions, comedy, drama, dance, clown….and if that isn’t enough we will have events daily following the theatrical productions!

Feat. shows include: 

The ADHD Project

 Tales from the Hamilton 7

 Two Sisters

 The Elephant Girls

 Open the Lace Curtains

 Stupified

All KIDding Aside

 Over 50 and Other Nightmares

 Swipe Right for Love

 

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day) to Monday, July 31, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

The Things We See [HPL Gallery Turner Park]

 

With 22 branches all across the Hamilton region, along with a Bookmobile, the Hamilton Public Library, through its energetic board and staff, offers many convenient locations and hours, providing our citizens the "Freedom to Discover". hpl.ca

 
Gallery Turner Park May Exhibition: Things We See

Exhibition by Amanda Immurs

Frank Stella famously said, "what you see is what you see"

Amanda Immurs does just that; she paints what you see. Immurs' oil paintings are grounded in representation, depicting conceived spaces and moments in time. For Immurs the canvas operates as a ground to express a narrative of simple pleasures that allow for an experience that can be both shared and questioned by the observer. 

WHERE: Hamilton Public Library, 352 Rymal Road East, Hamilton , ON

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 30, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Public Library, Turner Park Branch, 352 Rymal Road East, Hamilton , ON

Painting the Corner [HPL Gallery4]

 

With 22 branches all across the Hamilton region, along with a Bookmobile, the Hamilton Public Library, through its energetic board and staff, offers many convenient locations and hours, providing our citizens the "Freedom to Discover". hpl.ca

 
Gallery4 June Exhibition: Painting the Corner

Painting the Corner

I have been drawn to the geometry and symbolism of corners in my latest series of works. Ideal objects, figures and scenes often struggle for a setting. The corner is an ideal setting because it allows the viewer to examine the image without referring to an actual context. So the corner helps in isolating the image. The corner consists of three planes that are distinguished by colour and value. Within the purity of this conceptual and abstract space the humanity of the image is revealed. The humanity of the image consists of the following elements: the painter’s relation to his ideals; the painter’s relation to his desire, and the painter’s relation to his subjects.
 
Timothy deVries is an artist living in Hamilton, ON. He holds an MA from the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University and a BA in Philosophy from McMaster University. He has taken art classes at the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, BC and has worked as an art history teacher at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto. He is a founding member of the Thou Art Party collective in Hamilton and was a contributing member to the Taunton Road Art Project (TRAP) in Toronto. His work has been shown at Hamilton Public Library, Hamilton Audio Visual Node (HAVN), McMaster Innovation Centre and Hamilton Artists Inc. Although his 'colouring' technique references the work of the colour field painters and medieval or pre-Renaissance figurative painting, it also owes much to children’s book illustration and the kitsch of paint-by-numbers. Timothy paints representational images that are full of symbolic content. An object or a figure might be a concept, avatar, emblem, or icon. His aim as an artist is to create engaging, colourful, and thought-provoking works which create strong impressions, opinions, and affect.

WHERE: Hamilton Public Library Gallery4, 1st floor Lobby, (Jackson Square Entrance), Central Branch, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON

 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 (All day) to Friday, June 30, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON

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