Sean Street in Newfoundland

16 - 21 June 2010

Between 16 and 21 June, Sean Street has a busy schedule of activities in Newfoundland. He is attending the 2010 conference of the Society of Post-Medieval Archeology at Memorial University, "Exploring New World Transitions: from Seasonal Presence to Permanent Settlement", during which he will be giving his paper, "Quodlibets: Robert Hayman and the Poetry of Arrival" (Thursday 17 June). The conference is co-organised by Bournemouth University and Memorial University, Newfoundland. On Friday 18 June, Sean travels to Cupid's Bay, the scene of John Guy's 1610 plantation, and the subject of January's Radio 3 programme which Sean and Julian May recorded in the Province last year for transmission in January 2010, "At Cupid's Cove." On this latest visit to Cupid's, Sean will be the subject of "An evening with Sean Street", in which he will read from his new collection "Time Between Tides", focusing on his Newfoundland poems in particular, and talk about his work as a radio producer and writer. The event, at the Legacy Hall, Cupid's is part of the Cupid's 400 celebrations, and starts at 7.30pm. On Saturday morning 19 June, Sean will be appearing on CBC1's Weekend Arts Magazine, talking about his poetry with host Mack Furlong. Then on Sunday 20 June, he will be at The Ship pub, Soloman's Lane, one of St. John's leading arts venues, for a reading starting at 8.00pm, presented by A Brace of Hehirs, together with fellow radio producer and storyteller, Chris Brookes in an evening which also features music from Ilia Nicholl and The Hunter Gatherers. Chris Brookes is an award-winning independent radio producer whose documentaries have been broadcast around the world. He has also produced documentaries for network television, and is a published author and playwright. He seems to be obsessed with narrative, which makes him keep telling stories in hopes of one day getting them right. Ilia Nicoll has been playing violin and guitar for most of her life. In the past few years she has started playing places other than her bedroom and has since played with other musicians with different styles and levels of fame. She is a member of two bands; the Newish Klezmer Ensemble and the Hunter Gatherers. Since September 2009 she and her housemates have made their home, 65 Prescott, into a successful alternative music venue. The Hunter Gatherers are Billy Nicoll, Jake Nicoll and Noah Bender. For more information please contact Kevin Hehir at 722-0678 or Presented by A Brace of Hehirs - simple affairs for smart people