24 January 2010

Ashes, Paper & Beans: 24 jan 2010

CHSR logoAshes, Paper & Beans: Fredericton’s Writing & Arts Show
Producer–Host: Joe Blades
Sunday rebroadcast, 1–2 PM
CHSR 97.9 FM, www.chsrfm.ca
Fredericton, NB, Canada

Guests: actors Jason Nicholson and Kelsey Ann Wilson, and publicist Jim Lavoie, in discussion on the Dec 2009 filmming of Plaster Rock (Global Universal Pictures).
Plaster Rock Trailer Teaser [HD]
Added by F. Chris Giles (video), 1m 35s

What begins as a test of athletic prowess becomes a quest for discovery just to stay alive!

Four young men and four young women are boated into a hunting lodge in the wilds of northern New Brunswick to partake in a cross-country ski race with the winner will reap a cash prize of $250,000.

Each contestant is a former athlete or high-profile celebrity who has already received $20,000 for their time just to travel and enter the race in the desolate area. The only problem is, once left at the lodge by boat, there is no way out, and each contestant begins to realize they have more at stake than the cash prize.

Plaster Rock is a fast-paced thriller-horror film which takes place in remote wilderness where you need more than luck to survive

See: YouTube: Plaster Rock

Ed WIPS Winter

UNB Faculty of Education’s WIPS (Works in Progress Sessions) are a series of informal presentations offered by the faculty, staff, and students every Wednesday in room 308 d’Avary Hall, MacKay Dr, Fredericton, from 12 noon-1:15. Everyone is welcome! Please bring your lunch and join us!!

January 20th
Samuel Aboagye—An Ethnomathematical approach to teaching and learning mathematics in Ghana (comp presentation)

February 3rd
Paula Kristmanson—LsRIC’s school-based projects: Collaborating with teachers to promote effective teaching practice.
Joe Blades—From the book that doesn't close

February 17th
Emery Hyslop-Margison—Paulo Freire: Teaching for Freedom and Transformation
Matt Rogers—Critical Filmmaking Pedagogies

March 10th
Liz Burge, faculty and graduate research students—Open discussion on supervising graduate students: defining some guidelines

March 24th
Gillian Hennessey-MacFarlane—Not just a tool: Developing a media-critical pedagogy for internet inquiry in the classroom
Deborah Murray—Time travel: A life-history approach to refugee research

18 January 2010

Travesty Café: Fredericton’s new reading series

New this month . . .

“Travesty Café is a queer literary coffeehouse held on the First Thursday of every month at the UNB Grad House/Alden Nowlan House/Windsor Castle Bar, 676 Windsor Street, Fredericton at 7 PM. The next café is 4 Feb 2010. It’s open to everyone. We encourage people to bring something to share, your own work or someone else’s: journal entries, poetry, short stories, rants, erotica, academia, performance, music, film, visual arts. Coffee and tea are provided; the bar is available. For more information, write to: travestycafe@gmail.com, or join our Facebook group, Travesty Café.”

With a little luck and the cooperation of technology, Travesty Café readings may also appear on Ashes, Paper & Beans: Fredericton’s Writing & Arts Show on CHSR 97.9 FM, www.chsrfm.ca, in Fredericton and the station’s listening area: Tuesdays, 7–8 pm with rebroadcasts Sunday 1–2 pm.

17 January 2010

It’s Art’s Birthday !!!

Hey, Art,

may your paintbrush never be dry
may your hammer not lose its head
may the black sheep in your sleep
give their wool to spin and weave
may many river’s cataracts inspire
may the sands cast your dreams
may the earth give you everything

may people never forget
never put aside, never ignore
you in their daily lives
but always look to you, Art

13 January 2010

two sights/sites

wee birdies in the frozen
ice- and snow-covered bush . . .
that’s survival for atvud
in the subzero zone

saw woodpeckers on the apple
tree outside my parent’s place
in west chezzetcook
and outside my sister’s house
in upper tantallon
but don’t see them in f’ton
don’t have an immediacy of trees
around this compartment built
wherein i red and writhe

but chuckles [had a lovely ski
along the rideau riverside and
saw a pilieated and a downey
and a red-headed peckerhead
breaking winter freeze with a pecking
any pecker would be proud of—
not a squirrel     not a chick
or a chick-a-dee seen or heard . . .
fresh air aplenty . . .
along the frozen rideau . . .


adios . . .

see ya’ll sooner than later—
the croatian spirits on the move, again . . .

wll travel ur way soon on it’s
endless tours of upper & lower kanada
to help the writhe in ya]

—Džo Blejdz i Peter Chuckles

12 January 2010

Ashes, Paper & Beans: 12 Jan 2010

CHSR logoAshes, Paper & Beans: Fredericton’s Writing & Arts Show
Producer–Host: Joe Blades
Tuesdays, 7–8 PM
CHSR 97.9 FM, www.chsrfm.ca
Fredericton, NB, Canada

UNB Poetry Weekend 2009: Ross Leckie, emcee
Poets: Peter Forrestell
Cecilia Thompson
John Donlan
April Ripley
Michael DeBeyer
Briab Bartlett
Ross Leckie
Danielle Devereaux

Fredericton Arts News

Hugh Hazelton: Emergency

06 January 2010

movin on . . .

nova scotia’s hank snow lived theory
wrote songs about adult development
before schlossberg ever penned
the paper or pounded the keys:
i’m movin’ in
somewhere along life’s highway
i’m movin’ on

just keep a-movin’
moving on to glory
wandering on
. . . and i’m moving on
from adult development
and community professionals
as agents of change . . .


methods and strategies for
facilitating adult learning
and research as critical praxis


Ashes, Paper & Beans: 6 Jan 2010

CHSR logoAshes, Paper & Beans: Fredericton’s Writing & Arts Show
Producer–Host: Joe Blades
Tuesdays, 7–8 PM
CHSR 97.9 FM, www.chsrfm.ca
Fredericton, NB, Canada

Poesia libre interview with Fredericton poet Nela Rio, 12 Nov 2008, Radio centreville, Montréal

Lord Torvald Torgarson: Deck the Halls (with skulls of Saxons)

Fredericton Arts News

Kate Reid: The Cremation of Sam McGee

Eve Goldberg: Rosie the Riveter

Zacharia Wells feature: the first seven poems from his CD Sealift

Beverly Mathurn: Le vas vendre mon chasse-neige / Sellin' My Snow Blowin' Machine