Date(s) - Oct. 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Masonic Temple
Join Breakwater as we officially launch three fabulous fiction publications – one novel, one short story collection, and one anthology of Newfoundland plays!
This will be a fabulous night of performances from some of Newfoundland’s best writers and playwrights including Robert Chafe, Glenn Deir, Charlie Tomlinson, Ed Riche, Lisa Moore, Aiden Flynn, Berni Stapleton and Andy Jones. Books will be available for sale by Broken Books and catering will be provided by Spirit of Newfoundland. Cash bar will be open, all are welcome and this is a free event so spread the word and invite your friends. Doors open at 7pm and readings start 7:30 sharp.
The books being launched at this event are:
THE BREAKWATER BOOK OF CONTEMPORARY NEWFOUNDLAND PLAYS: VOLUME 3 BY DENYSE LYNDE (EDITOR)
The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Plays: Volume 3 gathers an impressive range of work by some of the province’s most renowned authors. The third and final volume in the series includes plays by Robert Chafe, Aiden Flynn, Andy Jones, Lisa Moore, Berni Stapleton, and Ed Riche. Edited and introduced by Denyse Lynde, this anthology celebrates the island’s rich dramatic tradition and finally makes ground-breaking work by Newfoundland playwrights available to audiences everywhere.
THE MONEY SHOT BY GLENN DEIR
In The Money Shot, Glenn Deir offers a scathing and hilarious satire of broadcast journalism. And in the process, he gives us Sebastian Hunter, a character readers will love—or love to hate. Sebastian Hunter is a rake and womanizer. He’s also a star reporter for the CBC. He has the money shot of a luxurious house falling over a cliff, and the whole world is watching. He’s about to take down the chief of police and is working a story that could topple a government. Everything is lining up. Engaged to the boss’s daughter, Sebastian’s path to the anchor seat on the nightly news broadcast seems a foregone conclusion. But when foreign correspondent Ethan Tremblay threatens Sebastian’s rise, someone’s career has to die. And if that happens on air, all the better.
TWO-MAN TENT BY ROBERT CHAFE
In Two-Man Tent, one of Canada’s most celebrated writers, Robert Chafe, offers his long-awaited collection of short fiction. The individual stories are thematically linked by an interwoven, recurring tale of a long-distance relationship told in the form of text messages, chat sessions, and emails, as Chafe brings his singular talent for dialogue and scripting to work within new forms of communication. The results are stunning in an absorbing and thoroughly contemporary collection that reads like no other.
For further information contact Breakwater directly at 722-6680.