Halifax Central Library

Spiritual counselor and four-time cancer survivor to deliver free public lecture/book launch

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Rev. David Maginley, a spiritual counselor at a major cancer treatment centre and four-time cancer survivor, will present a free public lecture on Coping with Cancer. The event will be held on June 9th at the Halifax Central Library in the Paul O’Regan Hall. The evening, hosted by Nancy Regan with music provided by Dave Carroll and Kevin Parks, will begin at 6 p.m. with the…

Atlantic Book Awards Presents: Notes from a Feminist Killjoy

Atlantic Book Awards Presents: Notes from a Feminist Killjoy

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Interested in talking about how to be a feminist killjoy in everyday life? Shortlisted for both the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award and Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, Erin Wunker, author of Notes from a Feminist Killjoy, will be doing a reading and discussion of feminism. Questions welcome and books will be for sale at Bookmark II!

Atlantic Book Awards Presents: Phonse Jessome

Atlantic Book Awards Presents: Phonse Jessome

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Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Phonse Jessome will read from Disposable Souls, shortlisted for the 2017 Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction. He will also deliver a talk that explores the social value of Noir fiction as a form of journalism that examines the many ills in our society. Books will be available for sale from Bookmark II.

We're All In This Together

Amy Jones at the Halifax Central Library

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A woman goes over a waterfall. A video goes viral. A family goes into meltdown. And that’s just the first 24 hours. Welcome to the Parker family. Like all families, the Parkers of Thunder Bay have had their share of complications. But when matriarch Kate Parker miraculously survives plummeting over a waterfall in a barrel — a feat captured on a video that goes viral — it’s…

Reading: Michelle Butler Hallett, This Marlowe

Reading: Michelle Butler Hallett, This Marlowe

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Elizabethan Intrigue Sweeps Halifax 1593. Queen Elizabeth reigns from the throne while two rival spymasters — Sir Robert Cecil and the Earl of Essex — plot from the shadows. Their goal? To control succession upon the aged queen’s death. The man on whom their schemes depend? Christopher Marlowe, a cobbler’s son from Canterbury who has defied expectations and become an accomplished poet and playwright. Now that the plague has closed…