Daily Archives: May 21, 2010

Book Club – May – Ebenezer Le Page (Loved this book)

The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by Gerald Basil Edwards. The best thing about Book Club is that every so often we get to read a book we normally would never come across. One of our ‘textettes’ read a review of this book in the London Book Review and decided to give it a shot. A slow start for me, but eventually I could not put it down. It was Edward’s first and only book and he wrote it very late in life and it was published posthumously. It’s set on Guernsey during the WW II when the Nazis occupied that island and when one reads the book, one is there.

A long, dense but very readable and engaging story. Recommended.

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Cold Reach by Gary Gillespie – Dyslexia Celebrated

Last night I went to Vancouver’s Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island to see Cold Reach, a comedy/musical put on by the Senior Students at Fraser Academy – a private school for LD (Learning Different) kids. Here is the synopsis:

A group of students who met at a school for dyslexics make a promise that when they graduate, they will support each other in their pursuit of creative fulfillment. Along the way, they discover that in life, it’s not about the part you get but how well you play it. For all of us, life is one big cold read. This honest and witty look at life with a learning difference is presented by actors who face their own unique challenges and hope to open people’s eyes to the myths and ‘mythunderstandings’ about life with dyslexia.

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Cold Reach a Hit!

This was brilliant – and as a ‘successful dyslexic’ I could so relate to the material. The cast included the incredibly talented Claire Stewart, a teen I have know since she was knee high to a grasshopper, hence my invite. Although I knew about her ability to sing, (We are in Rock Band Together) I had no idea that she and her classmates could pull off such a funny, poignant and gripping play (in the form of linked vignettes). I’d option it if I was of that ilk…)

Stars are Born

And yes! Thank the universe and open source and all computer developers for spell check, otherwise where would we all bee? Here’s to success and Dyslexia all in one sentence and I tip my hat to Fraser Academy.

Fav lines:
“Hi, I’m dyslexic.”
“How do you spell that?”
“I don’t know. I’m dyslexic.”

Fav Song:
A-D-D (What can it be?)

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La Residence (VAL-DAVID) -heading to Quebec next week!

INVITATION À TOUS

Festival de poésie des mots du monde organisé par la Résidence internationale des écrivains et artistes de Val-David

le samedi 22 mai de 15 h 00 a 19 h 00 a la Résidence

1045, rue du Renard et du Corbeau

Val-David

Lectures et rencontres avec des poètes de Roumanie, d’Italie, de Toronto, de Montreal et des Laurentides

Un après-midi poétique multilingue.

Cristina Montescu, Nancy R. Lange, Blossom Thom, Michael Mirolla, Flavia Cosma, Mel Sarnese, Benedetta I. Pignataro, Adrian Erbiceanu, Yvon Boutin, Ionut Caragea, Miruna Tarcau, Gilles Matte

Art display: Benedetta I. Pignataro

Avec la participation de la Ligue des poètes canadiens et la collaboration de l’Association des auteurs des Laurentides

Entrée libre

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