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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Authors' Afternoon with Honey Novick

Inviting you, book lovers and writers to meet our multi-talented guest author Honey Novick. She will talk about her latest poetry book, Undefeated Relevance and will share her writing tips with us.

Join us for an amazing afternoon with this dynamic poet and singer, and winner of the 2018 Canada 150 Outstanding Neighbours Award.


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Creative vibes in Montreal.

Montreal always inspires me with its creative vibes. A few weeks ago, while we were walking through the Concordia University campus, we stumbled upon this sculpture. Mesmerizing. Just love the rhythmic movements propelled by the wind.

The Di-Octo is the creation of Anthony Howe, a kinetic wind sculptor. I'm fascinated by his work and checked them all. More if you click here.

Often, in our busy city lives, we forget to take time to enjoy art. Perhaps if we had sculptures like this in our concrete jungle, more people would be elated, joyful, and cope better with stress.



Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Radiance of Light and Love


I was walking by Queen's Park the other day with a very dear friend, and the light was bathing the trees, grass, and people sitting by with a magical radiance. Even our friendship seemed to glow in it. Sunshine, like love, sheds light within us and around us. Wishing you all lots of light and love.





Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Authors' Afternoon with Dave Meslin

Inviting you to meet Dave Meslin, activist, artist and writer. He is our guest author this month, and will talk about his book, Teardown, Rebuilding Democracy from the Ground Up.

Join us for an exciting afternoon discussing his vision for democracy, and his constructive approach to changing the system.


Saturday, June 22, 2019

Sunrise at Long Beach, Mauritius

A few weeks ago, in Mauritius, I woke up at 5:30 am, waited in the dark, beside large, black volcanic rocks, to watch the sun peek on the horizon, and flaunt its spectacular colours across the cloud-speckled sky and rippling ocean ... 

Nature. The most amazing artist.
My photos. A way of paying homage to it.


Each day, a blessing
when we're alive, renew love
in nature's splendour


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Authors' Afternoon with Brenda Clews

Inviting you to meet multi-talented Brenda Clews, our guest author this month. She will talk about her video poetry and discuss the creative process that inspire her as a writer and an artist.

Join us for an exciting afternoon watching her video poetry and discussing innovative ways of sharing our writing with the visual impact of videos.



Saturday, June 08, 2019

Merci l'île Maurice pour Coeur de Corail

Merci l'île Maurice de m'accueillir avec tant d'ardeur et de générosité pour le lancement de Coeur de Corail, la traduction française de The Coral Heart. C'était émouvant de revoir la famille et les amis et sympa de me faire de nouveaux amis. Un grand merci à Robert Furlong de m'avoir encouragé à travailler sur cette traduction. J'espère que beaucoup de Mauriciens et de francophones liront ce roman historique. C'est disponible à Maurice chez Bookcourt, Le CygneL'Artelier et Petrusmok et peuvent être commandés de ces librairies si vous vivez à l'étranger.

Thank you Mauritius for your warm welcome and generosity during my visit for the launch of Coeur de Corail, the french translation of The Coral Heart. It was so heart-warming to reconnect with family and friends and so nice to make new friends. A special thanks to Robert Furlong for encouraging me to work on the translation. I hope many Mauritians and francophones will read this historical fiction. It's available in Mauritius at Bookcourt, Le Cygne, L'Artelier and Petrusmok, and can be ordered from these bookstores if you live abroad.



Info sur la couverture de Coeur de Corail 

En 1911, des immigrants chinois de culture hakka débarquent à l’île Maurice dans l'océan Indien. Parmi eux, un enfant. Il a faim. Il travaille pour son père qui est commerçant, et lui remet tout ce qu’il gagne, selon la tradition chinoise. Devenu jeune homme, il s'adapte au pays et développe son commerce. Il tombe amoureux d'une musulmane, et tous deux tenteront de faire tomber les barrières. Dès lors, sa confiance dans la culture et les traditions chinoises est mise à l'épreuve.
Pour écrire ce roman, l’auteur s’est inspirée des lettres retrouvées de son père. Une histoire qui se déroule avec pour fond historique, les périodes durant la déposition de l'empereur chinois, la montée du communisme, l'invasion japonaise de la Chine et les deux Guerres mondiales.
Peggy Lampotang est écrivaine et photographe. Elle est née à Maurice et vit à Toronto, au Canada. Elle a étudié le design à l'université Ryerson de Toronto, et le creative writing à l'Université de Toronto. Ses écrits ont été publiés dans The Globe and Mail, le journal national du Canada, et dans des manuels scolaires de Nelson Education, l’un des principaux éditeurs dans le domaine de l’éducation au Canada. Son livre Island Lovers, Poems and Images of Mauritius a été publié en 2016.