Invisible Cities Network celebrates its FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY
1st April 2016

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

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-06-07 14:39 - (368 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 - (470 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


Poetry by Cristina Perissinotto, published by Guernica Editions

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-05-05 19:04 - (387 Reads)

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

Christina Manolescu, Invisible Cities Network


Exhale, Exhale 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...


Creating a comic or graphic novel, Saturday, 7 May 2016

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-04-25 09:31 - (379 Reads)

Calling all children aged 5 years old and up!

Drawn and Quarterly Bookstore (211 Bernard St. West, Montreal) hosts children's book creator KEAN SOO on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Toronto author-illustrator will focus on the process of creating a comic or graphic novel, from generating ideas, to writing, to designing characters, through to completion of the final art. Free admission. This event will take place as part of TD Canadian Children's Book Week and Free Comic Book Day.

KEAN S00 is the creator of two graphic novel series (Jellaby and March Grand Prix) for elementary-school children. Visit http://keaner.net/comics to find out more about the author-illustrator.


UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2016

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-04-08 15:14 - (453 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 - (427 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 - (1064 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 - (1718 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 - (1258 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 - (1483 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 - (2846 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 - (9548 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...

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

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-08-22 11:16 - (5868 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

Artist and Portraitist, Ingrid Style

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-07-23 10:44 - (1572 Reads)

Artist and Portraitist, INGRID STYLE

Please visit the new web site:



Fantasia Festival 2015, Montreal

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-07-17 14:57 - (1601 Reads)

19th Annual Fantasia Festival 2015, Montreal


14 JULY - 4 AUGUST 2015

Since its inception in 1996, the Fantasia International Film Festival is now recognized as the largest and most influential event of its kind in North America, a leader on the genre film scene and one of the country’s most popular film festivals. With a varied programming and an emphasis on the imaginative cinema of Asia, Europe and the Americas, Fantasia’s offerings range from unique and powerful personal visions to international commercial crowd-pleasers rarely seen in North America.




Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-06-14 16:47 - (1768 Reads)
Booklocker publishes


A harrowing, fascinating tale linking the feudal era of Old Europe to modern times. A personal journey through war, bondage, liberation, and survival, played out against the political backdrop of our times. A tribute to perseverance and hope. A Holocaust survivor’s tale…

Full details at: http://www.ireneeven.com


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

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-06-14 14:04 - (3242 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


CLICK to EXPAND Sample Thumbnail Images

The complete Prince Chameleon Story Workbook plus Teacher's Guide can be used at home or school.
Click the web link to view the 3-minute video:

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:


Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-06-05 09:57 - (1239 Reads)

Cartoonist, Aislin (Terry Mosher), Eleanor London Library, Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-05-28 23:10 - (1275 Reads)

Meet Cartoonist, Aislin (Terry Mosher)

Drawing Politics with Terry “Aislin” Mosher
Wednesday, 10 June, 2015 at 7 pm
Eleanor London, Cote St.Luc, Public Library
5851 Cavendish, Cote St.Luc, Mtl, Quebec


Join us for an evening with one of Canada’s leading newspaper editorial cartoonists! Aislin has been the Gazette‘s political cartoonist for more than 40 years. His irreverent, acerbic sketches appear regularly in many Canadian dailies and in periodicals around the world.

Presented in collaboration with:

The Canadian Writers' Society

Please contact Danielle Bélanger at 514-485-6900 or dbelanger at cotesaintluc.org for more information.




CBC SEARCHLIGHT 2015: Featuring Mona Lissa Chanda

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-05-15 19:47 - (2551 Reads)

The novel BAGLADY. FREE DOWNLOAD Chapter One

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-05-14 08:09 - (24257 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

Order your signed copy today.
$25.00 Canadian. FREE SHIPPING

OR Order Baglady novel at AMAZON.COM

And announcing a SEQUEL to the Baglady novel:


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Coming Soon!


Introducing INSECTUAL by Barbara Sala

Author:  - Published At: 2015-05-13 16:08 - (1822 Reads)

INSECTUAL by Barbara Sala

Published by BOOKLOCKER http://www.booklocker.com/books/7890.html

“That’s where they burn red-haired girls as witches,” Maya’s mother said as they stood staring at the heavy metal door of an ominous bunker on their way to kindergarten. This streak of madness starts Maya’s odyssey – from war and betrayal in Germany of the late 1940s to adventure in Africa in the 1960s...

Please visit the website for FREE SAMPLES from the book. http://www.booklocker.com/books/7890.html

Barbara Sala's blog http://www.blog.barbaranaiveart.com
Barbara Sala's website http://www.barbaranaiveart.com

Book Launch, The Sands of Time, by Barbara Silverman, 23 May 2015

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-05-13 10:45 - (890 Reads)

2:00-4:00 PM

Book Launch


by Barbara Silverman

Readings, Discussions, Stories on Mythology, History, Astronomy, Wildlife

Time is like grains of sand. It obscures the past, confusing the history that we try to unravel. Presenting puzzles and forming mysteries that may or may not be solved. Sometimes the sand is visible, covering and hiding that which lies beneath. Sometimes the sand cannot be seen – it is simply the passage of time, forever carrying away pieces that we search for. And when the sands of time flow into the future, past that hidden veil preventing us from seeing beyond this moment, what will they carry with them. What from our time will remain? And what will be gone forever? That question is still to be answered.

Free admission, light refreshments will be served



Dramatis Personae presents: Noises Off, by Michael Frayn. May 29th - June 1, 2015

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-05-12 14:40 - (843 Reads)

Dramatis Personae, Westmount’s Community Theatre, will perform the scintillating comedy

Noises Off, by Michael Frayn

from Friday, May 29th to Monday, June 1, 2015 in the Lodge Room of Victoria Hall, 4626 Sherbrooke West,

Friday, Saturday, Monday at 8 pm and Sunday at 2 pm and 7 pm.

Please reserve at http://www.theatrewestmount.com Information 514-484-2016. Suggested donation $10.


Shakespeare in the Park 2015, presented by REPERCUSSION Theatre

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-05-10 13:43 - (819 Reads)

Shakespeare in the Park 2015

Presented by REPERCUSSION Theatre

Schedule Summer 2015


Performing till 26 July, 2015. Montreal and regions, Quebec

Twelfth Night: Or What You Will

Known to many as one of Shakespeare’s most perfect comedies, Twelfth Night is a wild and touching story of a set of separate twins desperate to find their other half. Shakespeare’s stirring and memorable language is masterfully paired with hilarious physical and visual comedy, inciting tears and laughter in equal measure and sometimes simultaneously. This play deals with the nature of love and loss, asking intriguing questions about gender roles, identity and attraction. Timeless and thought provoking, Twelfth Night is the perfect play for inspiring dialogue amongst our contemporary audience.

Directed by Amanda Kellock

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