Literary

Lit Live May 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 2016-17 season, our location is The Staircase Theatre.

 

 

LitLive continues their new season with five diverse writers reading from
their books of short stories, poetry, novels,and possibly from new work. In addition, this season features guest emerging writers.

  • Adrienne Gruber reads from Buoyancy Control
  • Eva Tihanyi reads from The Largeness of Rescue
  • Patricia Keeney reads from Orpheus in Our World
  • Pam Mordecai reads from Red Jacket
  • Armand Garnet Ruffo reads from The Thunderbird Poems
  • Kyle Chhatwal reads as the evening's Emerging Writer

WHEN: Sunday, May 7 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, May 7, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
The Staircase Cafe and Theatre, 27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton

Staircase April 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/

 
APRIL 2017


POETRY READING WITH MADHUR ANAND
Friday April 21, 2017 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Cafe - 27 Dundurn St. North 

All are welcome at a poetry reading on Friday April 21 by Madhur Anand at The Staircase Theatre. The reading is part of John Douglas Taylor conference, Resilience in a Multispecies World, organized through the department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster. The reading is open to the public, and will take place from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Anand has a PhD in theoretical ecology from Western University, and is currently a professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. Light snacks will be provided, and attendees can purchase beverages (licensed).

For more information, visit resiliencejdt2017.wordpress.com

THE MIX UP 2: IT’S YOUR TURN!​
Thursday April 27, 2017 at 7:00 - 9:00 pm 
Cafe - 27 Dundurn St. North 

The Mixup 2: It’s Your Turn
The Mixup is a monthly performance event where artists and non-artists come together to show off and play. We are accepting submissions for our second show at the Staircase Cafe Theatre. Message The Mixup at themixup.hamont@gmail.com for more information.

What would you do with 10 minutes onstage? It’s your turn.

cover at the door, $5.00 per person 

WISTERIUM IN CONCERT
Friday April 28, 2017 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Cafe - 27 Dundurn St. North  

Wisterium Music is the passionate musical duo of Jennifer Molinaro (vocals/piano) and Celeste Konopka (violin). Their musical style blends jazz, folk and classical roots into rich acoustic soundscapes. Combining the harmonies of Debussy and Chopin with Celtic and Scandinavian melodies, Wisterium Music joyfully explores both well-known and original musical improvisations.

For more information: http://staircase.org/?ai1ec_event=wisteria-in-concert&instance_id=11915 

CHARACTERS IN IMPROV COMEDY
Saturday April 29, 2017 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North

This Saturday intensive will focus on creating comedy personas on the fly. The process uses movement, observation, vocalization and history to create honest and real comedic characters. Improv experience recommended by not essential.

Cost is $75. Contact info@staircase.org to sign up. Wear comfortable clothing. Lunch break is from noon to 1pm. Lunch is NOT provided. Class size is limited to 12 people. This course is part of the Staircase Improv Core Curriculum. Ages 16 and up.

Pre-registration is required http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2904896

905-529-3000

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:30
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 19:30 to 21:00
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

Speaking With Many Tongues [LitChat]

LitChat is the literary salon for those interested in getting together once a month.
There is a different host and theme each month.  LitChat is supported by the
Hamilton Public Library and Hamilton Arts Council.

Venue for LitChat is the WENTWORTH ROOM, Central Branch, Hamilton Public Library.

Speaking with Many Tongues

TUES MAY. 09, 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
HAMILTON ROOM, 1ST FLOOR, CENTRAL BRANCH, HAMILTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

What does it mean to write in more than one language? 
What does it mean to include other languages in your English writing? 
An invitation to discuss and share work.

GARY BARWIN is the author of 21 books of poetry and fiction. His bestselling novel Yiddish for Pirates was a Governor General’s Award and Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist and his latest poetry collection No TV for Woodpeckers was just published by Wolsak & Wynn. He will be Writer-in Residence at HPL/McMaster University in 2017-2018. Barwin lives in Hamilton, Ontario and at garybarwin.com

http://litchat-hamilton.blogspot.ca/

 

Monday, May 9, 2016 - 19:30
Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton

2017 Spring Market [The Cotton Factory]

 

Hamilton’s Creative Arts Centre in the heart of lower Hamilton
In the heart of lower Hamilton, this former industrial building from 1900 is a prime example of adaptive reuse.
It has been transformed from a cotton mill into a creative industries complex, with space for workshops, galleries,
office space for creative professionals, and studios for artists.   Filmmakers, photographers and special events
are also drawn to the building by its unique aesthetic and its historic charm.

270 Sherman Avenue North, Suite 201,
Hamilton ON, L8L 6N4
Phone +1 905 547-8256
Email info@cottonfactory.ca

Cotton Factory Spring Market

May 6 – May 7 from 10AM to 4PM

The Cotton Factory - 270 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton 

The tenants of Hamilton's Cotton Factory are at it again! Don't miss this incredible two day outdoor handmade market! Join us Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7th from 10am-4pm both days for amazing shopping, live music, food and lots more! The talented artists and business owners of the Cotton Factory offer stunning and one of a kind art, clothing, classes and handmade goods from every medium imaginable. Bring the kids, call a friend and come enjoy a great weekend in The Courtyard - located off the back parking lot next to The Loading Dock.

 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00
270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton

My Canada Book Launch [The Book Band]

"My Canada" Book Launch

Joanna Lawson invites you to celebrate the publication of her new book of poetry at the launch of My Canada (Serengeti Press; $20.00).

An avid traveller, Joanna Lawson has captured Canada’s landscapes, peoples, events and culture in this collection of poems that celebrate the country’s sesquicentennial (2017). The poems, written in a variety of styles, cover the poet’s diverse experiences from sea to sea and from every province and territory. Yet her insights are timeless and universal.

The launch will be on Sunday, April 30th in the Fellowship Hall of the First Unitarian Church (170 Dundurn St. South, Hamilton, Ontario; parking available) from 2PM to 4PM. Joanna will give a short reading, starting at approximately 2:30PM. Books available for sale and signing. Refreshments served. Everyone is welcome!

We would appreciate your RSVP: info@thebookband.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00
First Unitarian Church, 170 Dundurn St. South, Hamilton, ON

Author Events April [Hamilton Public Library]

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

Discover local and emerging talents at HPL author readings. Authors have ranged from nonfiction and mystery to children’s and teen’s writers. Don’t miss these wonderful opportunities to engage with great writers and fellow fans of literature! 

April 08 (Central Library): Kyo Maclear reads from Birds, Art, Life

April 10 (Central Library): Tara Nolan shares tips on gardening from “Raised Bed Revolution: Build It, Fill It, Plant It...Garden Anywhere"

April 18 (Ancaster branch): The Bootlegger’s Daughter book launch feat.  Melodie Campbell and the Hamilton Literacy Council

April 22 (Central Library): Sex, Death and Hypocrisy: A Literary Afternoon in Hamilton

April 25 (Turner Park branch): The Deadly Dames feat Cathy Astolfo, Janet Bolin, Alison Bruce, Melodie Campbell, and Joan O'Callaghan for an evening of Murder and Mystery!

April 26 (Central Library): The Trump Era: Barking Up the Wrong Tree feat. author, historian and journalist Gwynne Dyer talking about the larger implications of the Trump presidency.

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Public Library, various branches

Compassionate Care That Celebrates Life [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 April Exhibition: Compassionate Care That Celebrates Life

Exhibition by Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice

Various paintings and drawings done by clients at the hospice.

WHERE: Hamilton Public Library, Turner Park Branch, 352 Rymal Road East, Hamilton , ON

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Public Library, Turner Park Branch, 352 Rymal Road East, Hamilton , ON

Life in Full Colour [HPL Gallery Stoney Creek]

 

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 Stoney Creek April Exhibition: Life in Full Colour

Exhibition by Sandee Ewasiuk

My paintings are influenced by the world around me with an added twist.  Art allows you to transform the real into something more than that. It allows you to exaggerate and to go deeper. I love to paint and layer with bright colours and I love texture.  I simply love the act of painting.

Sandee Ewasiuk is a graduate from OCAD in Toronto and has been working as a professional artist for about 25 years.  Her work exists in numerous private and public collections.  She has also been teaching art for many years at the DVSA and the Art Gallery of Burlington.

WHERE: Hamilton Public Library, Stoney Creek Branch, 777 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, ON

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Public Library, Stoney Creek Branch, 777 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, ON

Sculpture in the Second Dimension [HPL Gallery4 Annex]

 

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 Annex April Exhibition: Sculpture in the Second Dimension

Exhibition by Sean Gadoury

Past meets future in 2d sculpture. Explorations of texture and form through reclaimed picture books and magazines as they are put under the digital microscope.

Born in 1983, Sean Gadoury is a mixed media artist from Hamilton, Ontario. His main discipline is paper collage, using materials from discarded books and magazines to create new narrative compositions. He has exhibited in Hamilton and Toronto and his work is in private collections all over the world. He is one half of the collage duo Group of 7 Billion, the other half being his wife Caitlin Eady.

WHERE: Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, 4th floor by Circuit 4.0, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON

Pushing Paint [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 April Exhibition: Pushing Paint

Exhibition by Fiona Kinsella

“To an artist, a picture is both a sum of ideas and a blurry memory of 'pushing paint,' breathing fumes, dripping oils and wiping brushes, smearing and diluting and mixing.” - James Elkins

Painting, sculpture, performance. Three technically separate artistic media that, for all our post-post-modern posturing about cross-disciplinary practice, still tend to exist distinct from one another. Fiona Kinsella, who does consider herself a mixed-media artist, straddles not only the already contentious line between painting and sculpture, but connects both to a performative element. As James Elkins, the highly respected art historian and author of such books as What Painting Is - from which the quote above is taken – states, a picture, or painting, is as much a process, a physical action on an object, as it is an image or idea. From an essay by Curator Kendra Ainsworth
 
Fiona Kinsella is a mixed media artist and a painter. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, and in the United States and Europe. Her practice has been recognized locally, provincially, and nationally with grants awarded by the City of Hamilton, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Fiona received the City of Hamilton Arts Award for Visual Art in 2014, and the Award for Arts Administration in 2015.

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

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 30, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Public Library, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON

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