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Vernissage at Meteque, Montreal: 15 November 2017

Author: Christina - Published At: 2017-11-14 00:18 - (240 Reads)

Meteque Gallery

You are cordially invited to the fun and lively opening of our upcoming exhibition - a vintage flair of those artsy gatherings of the past. Come by, have a drink, see our place, enjoy the art... who knows, you may find love at first sight?

Vous êtes cordialement invités à l'ouverture ludique et amusante de notre prochaine exposition - un flair vintage de ces rassemblements artistiques du passé. Venez, prenez un verre, voyez notre place, profitez de l'art ... qui sait, vous pouvez avoir un coup de foudre?


Métèque Gallery, 5442 Côte Saint Luc Rd, Montreal, QC. (514) 928-8906. http://www.meteque.ca


FAUN Ensemble: Federkleid

Author: Christina - Published At: 2017-10-17 15:33 - (338 Reads)

Here's to our pagan roots!

We had the great honor to make a music video for our driving song "FEDERKLEID" from our upcoming CD MIDGARD at the magical "Externsteine" location. Here is the beautiful result. Thanks a lot to everybody who was involved, we could not be more happy with the result!!!




Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal: 18th edition: 27 October -12 November 2017

Author: Christina - Published At: 2017-10-17 13:50 - (294 Reads)

18th edition: Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal

THE THREE’ SEASONS in quarter-tones

Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal unveils the program of its 18th edition, to be held October 27 to November 12, 2017, under the theme The Three’ Seasons, in quarter-tones.

Performances by artists Fairouz Oudjida, Ensemble Nazar (Amir Amiri and Nazih Borish), Didem Basar and Matias Ollivier enlivened the recent news conference with poetry, music and song.

For its 18th edition, the Festival du Monde Arabe is lavishing its attention on the poets, dancers, musicians and acrobatic spirits who let themselves be guided by the unexpected.

From East to West, fortuitous encounters, hidden pathways and unusual tributes to life kick off the 18th edition of the FMA, which is looking majestic with more than 50 unique gatherings, original products and major shows...


Espace Georges-Emile Lapalme, Place des Arts
175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest
Montréal, Quebec H2X 3X5

General press release_FMA 2017_Eng.pdf


Introducing Michael Blekhman, author and translator

Author: Christina - Published At: 2017-10-07 00:40 - (318 Reads)

Originally from the Ukraine, Michael Blekhman is a professional writer and translator residing in Montreal. He writes fiction and non-fiction in Ukrainian, English, and Russian, and has numerous Ukrainian literary awards.

His book, Questions Without Answers, is published in both print and Ebook format: https://www.amazon.de/Questions-Without-Answers-Novellas-English-ebook/dp/B005VWYT68

He has also translated several books from Russian to English, and vice versa. His Russian, English, and Ukrainian books, stories and translations are published all over the world. As an example, his translation of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,' was released as an audio disc in the Ukraine.

Michael Blekhman serves as editor-in-chief of the Remote Sky literary magazine, featuring contemporary Russian-language authors in English translation.

He is also the editor of Port-Folio, an online Ukrainian and Russian literary almanac.

Michael's autobiographical novel, Reflection, translated from Russian to English by Olga Bezhanova, is about the life of a Soviet Jewish family in the 1930s-1940s. It made Blekhman a well-known author in Ukraine and other countries.

His latest novel in Russian can be found here: https://andronum.com/product/mihail-blehman-nebesa-v-edinstvennom-chisle


FREE DOWNLOAD; The Self-Publishing Workbook from Prince Chameleon Press:

Author: Christina - Published At: 2017-10-02 21:52 - (336 Reads)


88-page Self-Publishing Workbook from Prince Chameleon Press

The Self-Publishing Workbook.pdf


From Initial Concept to Production, a tried and tested handbook for emerging self-publishers, by Christina Manolescu. 88 pages. 8.5" by 11" Revised 2017. PDF SCREEN FORMAT


Introducing Tony Desjardins, author of A HERO IS BORN

Author: Christina - Published At: 2017-07-14 09:55 - (474 Reads)

Tony Desjardins, a writer and student of Philosophy, is from Val-d’Or, Québec. During his childhood, he began by illustrating and selling his own comic books. His first self-published book, A Hero is Born, is a clash of Science-fiction and Fantasy, featuring interstellar wars, aliens, action and adventure. Despite its fictional backdrop within other galaxies, the main setting is his hometown of Val-d’Or, with references to Quebec and Abitibi culture, which makes the book not only interesting to Science-fiction/Fantasy/Space opera fans, but also to Canadians, Quebecers, Abitibians and Valdorians who like to recognize themselves in a story.

To find out more about the novel, A HERO IS BORN, visit Amazon.ca:


Poems by Vincenzo Di Nicola

Author: Christina - Published At: 2017-04-16 15:16 - (759 Reads)

Chez Boris

Remembering Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933-2017) … and the borscht at Chez Boris in Montreal's Mile End

“In poetry and literature, I am among those people who believe that too much is indispensable. I, for example, do not like poems that resemble hay compressed into a geometrically perfect cube. I like it when the hay, unkempt, uncombed, with dry berries mixed in it, thrown together gaily and freely, bounces along atop some truck.”

“I write poetry, prose, and everything I do, I do on the principle of Russian borscht. You can throw everything into it — beets, carrots, cabbage, onions, everything you want. What’s important is the result, the taste of the borscht...”

PSC Community Theatre presents VINTAGE HITCHCOCK, 28 April - 6 May, 2017

Author: Christina - Published At: 2017-04-16 14:42 - (891 Reads)

Imagine a time when stories were told by radio. Skilled actors would coax audiences out of their living rooms and into their imagination solely through sound...

The Old Bank
1900 Wellington St.
Montreal (Point St. Charles)

Donation (Suggested minimum of $9.00)

On-line: http://www.psccommunity.com/Vintage%20Hitchcock/tickets.html
By phone: 514-935-7950

E-Mail to info at psccommunity.com

The PSC Community Theatre is a volunteer non-profit group dedicated to bringing live Theatre to the Point and to have fun doing it ! We also support a Youth Theatre program in co-operation with the Point St. Charles YMCA. For any details about our Theatre please visit our site at http://www.psccommunity.com

Introducing Dr. Gavriel Reisner

Author: Christina - Published At: 2017-04-12 16:50 - (3840 Reads)

America Pageant

I found my sex in the trail-blaze to the North Queen

Hopper's nude wide as a prairie
laid low across Continents
spread to snowy breasts
extended up Banff down Peru
the Grand Canyon in daubs of paint
copper crevices shimmering climaxes

overgrown, awkward, unintelligent America,
humble giant gentile clutz
well-intentioned, well-intentioned
but sudden cut of cold-eyed malice...

The novel BAGLADY. FREE DOWNLOAD Chapter One

Author: Christina - Published At: 2017-04-10 08:09 - (28775 Reads)

BAGLADY, the Novel

Dark Humour with a Light Touch!

Baglady Novel Chapter One.pdf FREE DOWNLOAD


NOTE: When downloading, retain the helpful BOOKMARKS: Right Click (SAVE AS / SAVE LINK AS / SAVE TARGET AS); then save to your desktop.

BAGLADY: A retrospective romp through the hazardous sixties, austere seventies, bleak eighties, and leaner meaner nineties. Ashley confronts her ‘Snakes & Ladders’ existence with dark humour and ironic detachment. It's a down-at-heel memoir imbued with the desolate ghost-beauty of the city, both ruin — and renaissance-in-waiting.

By Christina Manolescu
Illustrations by Mary Fitzpatrick
Published by Prince Chameleon Press: http://www.princechameleon.com

Short-listed for the Eastside Stories Competition, sponsored by News International, London, UK, 1998. Illustrated novel. ISBN: 1-894967-31-3

Read more about the novel at Prince Chameleon Press

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And announcing the next SEQUELS in the BAGLADY SERIES:


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Freelance Illustration and Graphic Design by Nadia Mytnik-Frantova

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-11-24 11:13 - (1096 Reads)

Introducing Nadia Mytnik-Frantova

Illustrator and Graphic Designer



Dramatis Personae presents: SMOKE AND MIRRORS, December 2 - 5, 2016

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-11-23 22:28 - (714 Reads)

Dramatis Personae

Westmount’s Community Theatre
will perform

Smoke and Mirrors

six amusing short plays.

Directed by Christopher Moore
Artistic director, Persephone Productions.

Lodge Room, Victoria Hall,
4626 Sherbrooke West, Westmount, Quebec

Friday, December 2 at 7:30 pm
Saturday December 3 at 7:30 pm
Sunday December 4 at 2 pm
Monday December 5 at 8pm
Admission is by donation – we suggest $10.

Please reserve on our web site


Happy start to winter!


Poetry by Cristina Perissinotto, published by Guernica Editions

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-09-05 19:04 - (1101 Reads)

'Open at any page, Cristina Perissinotto's poetry is pure magic!'

Christina Manolescu, Invisible Cities Network


Explores the many facets of love, including nostalgia, separation, and newly-found happiness...

TIGERS and the CEO

Through powerful language, the author portrays a series of instants in which the two worldviews — the passionate and the passionless — face one another...

Contact the Author:


Cristina Perissinotto and Christina Manolescu are Co-founders of the Invisible Cities Network.


Waldensong Saturnalia, a novel by A.D. Morvaye, from Prince Chameleon Press

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-08-22 11:16 - (7087 Reads)

WALDENSONG SATURNALIA, Tribute to the Mythic Years

A Novel by A. D. Morvaye
Published by Prince Chameleon Press
Abandoned by her vast chaotic family, a young girl recreates them into legend. The novel is a fusion of memory and imagination, both humorous and dramatic. Shifting between Old Europe and the New World, it features the idiom of London’s East End, blending into the language of poetry and myth.

An excerpt from WALDENSONG SATURNALIA was short-listed for the Eastside Stories Competition, London, U.K., 1995.


I was impressed by the sophistication of the language, the sense of place, IAIN SINCLAIR, British Novelist, London, U.K.

Lyrical, fairly sings off the page, a masterful job, KATHY GREEN, Magazine Editor, New York, U.S.A.

Waldensong Saturnalia MEDIA KIT.pdf FREE DOWNLOAD

NOTE: When downloading, retain the helpful BOOKMARKS: Right Click (SAVE AS / SAVE LINK AS / SAVE TARGET AS); then save to your desktop.

Read more about the novel at Prince Chameleon Press

FREE DOWNLOADS for Teachers, Parents and Children, from Prince Chameleon Press

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-06-09 14:04 - (3833 Reads)



LITERACY RESOURCES for Teachers, Parents and Children (Age 9 plus)


The Millennium Tales

Five Easy Steps

Click FREE DOWNLOAD LINK to reach the FTP Server.
CLICK each Web-linked folder. Then RIGHT CLICK to select the desired INTERACTIVE PDF file; then (SAVE AS / SAVE LINK AS / SAVE TARGET AS) to your desktop. The INTERACTIVE illustrated story pages with audio narration may take a few minutes to fully download.

Prince Chameleon Story E-WORKBOOK


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The complete Prince Chameleon Story Workbook plus Teacher's Guide can be used at home or school.
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We hope you enjoy these FREE LITERACY MATERIALS from Prince Chameleon Press! We welcome your comments and queries!

Read more about the FUNLIT Literacy Program at:

32-Hour Perspectives presents A PERFECT PICTURE, 9-18 June 2016

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-06-07 14:39 - (1201 Reads)

32-Hour Perspectives presents


A world premiere at the 2016 Montreal Saint-Ambroise Fringe Festival
9-18 June 2016
Written and performed by Laurent McCuaig-Pitre
Directed by Len Richman

http://www.montrealfringe.ca Phone 514-849-3378

Every once in a while, one comes across a story that becomes of great importance to the self and the collective. Every once in a while, one discovers an actor that has the innate ability to manifest that story. I found that story, its writer and the actor all in one package. A privilege, indeed. Collaboration is a meeting of hearts and minds. The partnership of script, actor and director is here in “A Perfect Picture” that tells the tragic story of a South African war photographer Kevin Carter, who in 1994, won the Pulitzer Prize for an iconic photo of the famine in Sudan. A photo of a vulture preying upon an emaciated toddler near the village of Ayod...

Dramatis Personae presents:The Fifteen Minute Hamlet and Visit to a Small Planet, May 27-30, 2016

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-05-17 18:07 - (1121 Reads)

Dramatis Personae

Westmount’s Community Theatre, will give 5 performances of a light-hearted double bill directed by Christopher More:

The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, by Tom Stoppard

followed by

Visit to a Small Planet, by Gore Vidal

All performances are in the Lodge Room of Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke West in Westmount:

Friday May 27, 7 pm; Saturday May 28, 7 pm; Sunday May 29, 2 pm and 5 pm; Monday May 30 at 8 pm (note later time).

Suggested donation $10. Reservation advised http://www.theatrewestmount.com or 514 484 2016


UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2016

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-04-08 15:14 - (1117 Reads)

"Literacy is the door to knowledge, essential to individual self-esteem and empowerment. Books, in all forms, play an essential role here." Irina Bokova, Director General, UNESCO

23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date that the birth and deaths occurred of prominent authors. (Shakespeare, Cervantes, et al.) It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.

In this regard, UNESCO created World Book and Copyright Day.

On Saturday, April 23rd, 2016, at 1:30 pm, LEN RICHMAN will be the featured writer to speak at the Pointe Claire Library celebrating UNESCO’S World Book and Copyright Day.

The Advisory Board and Friends of the Library representatives will be giving out roses on that day.


Geordie Productions presents Beethoven Lives Upstairs, 29 April - 8 May, 2016

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-04-07 14:28 - (1008 Reads)

Geordie Productions presents

"Beethoven Lives Upstairs"

For ages 5 and up.
Friday, April 29th - Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Concordia University's D.B. Clarke Theatre (1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal). (Guy Metro)

The arrival of an eccentric boarder turns a young boy’s life upside down. Ludwig van Beethoven has moved in upstairs! At first Christoph resents their new tenant but slowly he comes to understand the genius of the man, the torment of his deafness and the beauty of his music.

Please visit http://www.geordie.ca for additional information and to purchase tickets.


Dramatis Personae presents QUICK EXITS: Five performances: December 4th - 7th 2015

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-11-23 21:43 - (1655 Reads)

Dramatis Personae presents

Quick Exits

Six short, slightly dark, comedies
Performed by Dramatis Personae
Westmount’s Community Theatre
Directed by Christopher Moore

Lodge Room of Victoria Hall, Westmount, Quebec. 4626 Sherbrooke Ouest

Friday, Dec 4th, at 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec 5th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec 6th at 3 pm and 7:30 pm
Monday, December 7th at 8 pm
Donation of $10 requested

Reservations and information:
http://www.theatrewestmount.com or 514 484 2016


Guérillas : Humour et compassion, par Anna Fuerstenberg, du 6 au 22 novembre, 2015

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-11-14 11:21 - (3328 Reads)

This musical theatre performance is translated from the original: The Guerilla Caregiver, drawn in part from personal experience and recollections, by Anna Fuerstenberg, a longstanding member of Invisible Cities Network. The current production, being staged in French, was created in collaboration with and directed by Anna Fuerstenberg.

Réverbère Théâtre présente

Guérillas : Humour et compassion

Du 6 au 22 novembre, 2015

Studio Jean-Valcourt
Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal
4750, avenue Henri-Julien, 1er étage
Montréal (Québec) H2T 2C8
Tél. : 514 873-4283
Téléc. : 514 864-2771

Read this great review online!


GUÉRILLAS permet de suivre les destinées parallèles d’une mère et de sa fille, née dans un camp de réfugiés, immigrée à Montréal à l’âge de 5 ans. Les aventures de la mère pour fuir la Seconde Guerre mondiale rattachent l’Histoire au récit de sa fille, aux batailles qu’elle a menées afin de garder en vie une mère invalide, et assumer sa propre identité. Si cette pièce évoque l’Holocauste, elle porte avant tout sur la relation intime d’Anna avec sa mère, qui a deux générations et plusieurs cultures d’avance sur elle. Elle raconte le prodige de l’amour capable de franchir les « barbelés » du langage, des cultures, de l’âge et de la maladie. La musique, les chansons en yiddish, sont poignantes.

Billets disponibles sur http://www.admission.com/search/?keyword=gu%C3%A9rillas ou à la billetterie du Conservatoire, sur place ou au 514-873-4031, poste 313.


Introducing a new blog: Escapist Troubadour

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-10-13 14:00 - (1814 Reads)

Escapist Troubadour:

Welcome to a new BLOG:


WISTA presents YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, Oct.16-24, 2015

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-09-20 12:56 - (2152 Reads)
WISTA presents

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

A fun family show which will run for 6 performances from October 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2015 at 7:30 (Matinees at 1:30 on Oct 17 & 24).

Théâtre Louise Chalmers Theatre (John Rennie High School)
501 boul. St. Jean
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 3J5

Watch the PROMO on YouTube:
Visit the WISTA Website:

Tickets are available through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2135871 or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, call us at 514-998-7229 or e-mail us at info at wista.ca!

CLICK here for Theatre Venue on Googlmaps:

West Island Student Theatre Association (WISTA) is a non-profit theatre group for students aged 17-29.

Introducing: Shivers and Signposts: The journey continues, by Len Richman, 14 September 2015

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-08-22 11:20 - (4714 Reads)

In June 2008, the Thomas More Institute launched Len Richman’s Raindrops Glimpses Moments: An Unconventional Memoir Of An Unplanned Journey. Seven years later, the Institute will be launching Len’s subsequent memoir, Shivers & Signposts: The Journey Continues. Resuming his exploration of ‘life’ in the passing, he shows that he still has much to do, and much to say.

Len Richman is a longstanding member of Invisible Cities. As a teacher, scholar, traveler, writer and actor, he’s an exemplar of the many creatively engaged people we have been fortunate to connect with over the years: our independent publishers, in particular, who have successfully brought their literary works into the public realm.

A word of thanks, also, to Thomas More Institute, a unique and much loved Montreal institution of culture and learning. http://www.thomasmore.qc.ca

Book Launch

Shivers & Signposts: The Journey Continues

by Len Richman

Monday, 14 September 2015. Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. @ THOMAS MORE INSTITUTE: 3405 Atwater Avenue, Westmount, Mtl. (Street level; just above Sherbrooke Street. Metro stop, Atwater.

Please RSVP by email to lrichman@thomasmore.qc.ca and cstjohn@thomasmore.qc.ca or by telephone (514-935-9585) by September 7.

Read more about LEN RICHMAN's life and work.

Introducing Len Richman and RAINDROPS GLIMPSES MOMENTS, a Memoir

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-08-22 11:19 - (11847 Reads)

Raindrops Glimpses Moments

An Unconventional Memoir of an Unplanned Journey

If, according to Socrates, the unexamined life is not worth living, is the converse always true? When a person has actively embraced life, living it to the fullest, is there time for philosophical musings, looking backward, contemplating the meaning, and sharing with generations to come? The answer is yes, as the new memoir, Raindrops Glimpses Moments clearly demonstrates. With the same exuberant energy that supported Len Richman in his worldwide travels, academic pursuits, friendships, and family life, the author reflects and shares his personal examination of his life and the lives that have touched his...

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