06 February 2006

2006 Winter/Spring Speaker Series

Friends of the Fredericton Public Library

Most sessions in this series will be held in the newly renovated Assembly Room at the Fredericton Public Library, 12 Carleton St, Fredericton, NB, at 7:00 pm. Please take note: The two presentations in April have ‘outside’ venues! The presentations last approximately one hour—and are free to the public. This series offers our local authors and the public an opportunity to share! Join us for these Wednesday evenings!

February 15: Joe Blades: Local poet and author, Blades will be reading from his poetry. He has more than a score of chapbooks, as well as artist books, and books of poetry including Casemate Poems and River Suite to his credit. Joe Blades is dedicated to the local literary and art community as an artist, publisher, editor and radio producer.

March 1: Maggie McLaughlin: Travelling in Bhutan. In the fall of 2004, Maggie McLaughlin travelled with an UNB alumni group to Bhutan—a country with a long and happy association with UNB. Maggie McLaughlin will share with pictures and talk her experiences of meeting the people, highlights of the tour, and her impressions of this unique Himalayan Kingdom.

March 15: Tanya Arsenau: Autism—Coping and Encouragement. Tanya Arsenau, in her work as Director of the Centre of Hope brought hope, encouragement and tangible support to families dealing with autism. There are approaches and support that the families as well as the community at large can be made aware of that will ease the stress that individuals and families experience. Tanya Arsenau speaks from personal experience as well as the understanding gained from her role with the Centre of Hope.

April 5: Charlotte Street Arts Centre: SPEAKER SERIES WILL BE HELD OUT OF THE LIBRARY! Join us at 7:00 p.m. at the former Charlotte Street School, now the Charlotte Street Art Centre. Charlotte Glencross, past president and chair of the building committee, will conduct a tour of this refurbished 1884 building that is now playing a new and vibrant role in our community. All attendees are asked to gather at 7:00 pm outside the building at 732 Charlotte Street.

April 19: Anne Compton: Winner of the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award in Poetry. Anne Compton will be reading from her award-winning book of poetry Processional at the launch of the Adopt a Book Campaign at Westminster Books. Dr. Compton, a native of the Maritimes, is an assistant professor at UNB SJ and a prolific contributor to the literature of poetry. Further details will accompany promotion of the Adopt a Book reception.

T-shirt: The Fiddlehead
loc: ComCtr
temp: 3 C
sound: Daniel Heïkalo, The Art of the Prepared Guitar

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