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Poems by Vincenzo Di Nicola

Author: Christina - Published At: 2017-04-16 15:16 - (144 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 - (31 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 - (147 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...

Freelance Illustration and Graphic Design by Nadia Mytnik-Frantova

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-11-24 11:13 - (474 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 - (266 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 - (697 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 - (6533 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

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

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-06-07 14:39 - (706 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 - (774 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


The novel BAGLADY. FREE DOWNLOAD Chapter One

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-05-14 08:09 - (25517 Reads)

BAGLADY, the Novel

Dark Humour with a Light Touch!

Baglady Novel Chapter One.pdf FREE DOWNLOAD


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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!


UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, 23 April 2016

Author: Christina - Published At: 2016-04-08 15:14 - (749 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 - (704 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 - (1336 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 - (2484 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 - (1461 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 - (1728 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 - (3441 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 - (10069 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...

Artist and Portraitist, Ingrid Style

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-07-23 10:44 - (1746 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 - (1774 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 - (1948 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 - (3467 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 - (1420 Reads)

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

Author: Christina - Published At: 2015-05-28 23:10 - (1441 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 - (2772 Reads)
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