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Green College UBC Principal’s Series:

Reading from Rhea Tregebov’s 7th Collection of Poetry, All Souls’

Rhea Tregebov, Creative Writing Program, UBC
Coach House, Green College, UBC
November 13 5:00 pm -  6:30 pm

Bluesy, opinionated, sly, self-chastising and tender, UBC Creative Writing professor Rhea Tregebov’s All Souls’—her first  collection since 2004—commands a range of tones wider and bolder than anything in her previous six books. All Souls’ bracingly addresses the quandary at the heart of our present moment: the fear of change and the fear of standing still. Enriched by a sharp palate and crackling with confidence, Tregebov’s new poems capture life in all its rueful aspects, and do so with a lyricism of considerable beauty and power.

 
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Rhea Tregebov at the Thin Air Festival of Writing, Winnipeg

MAINSTAGE: VOICES FROM OODENA/VOIX D’OODENA September 23, 2012 { 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm}

Oodena, the natural amphitheatre at The Forks, has been a gathering place for centuries. THIN AIR celebrates that history with a collage of commissioned work from writers who have made a mark on the local scene. Gather on the stairs for a magical evening of words in many flavours. Bring a jacket—the air is cool as the sun sets.
Admission is free. Books for sale on-site. Inclement weather: Centre Court, The Forks Market

Location:
  • Oodena, The Forks
  • Oodena Celebration Circle, behind the Johnston Terminal at The Forks
Admission:
FREE

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Bio formatted on Tatiana de Rosnay’s

Having just seen the film version of Sara’s Key, which alternately moved and frustrated me, I looked up the biography of the novel’s author, Tatiana de Rosnay and must confess I found a wee bit of hubris in the expansive coverage of her lineage. To that end, I have modelled my own biographical note based on her format… RT

Rhea Tregebov was born on August 15, 1953 in the suburbs of Saskatoon. She is of Russian Jewish  descent.  Her father was Canadian civil engineer Sam Block,  her grandfather was wrecking and salvage company owner James Block. Rhea doesn’t know the name of her paternal great-grandmother but she wishes she did.  Rhea’s mother is Canadian, Jeanette Block, daughter of delicatessen owner Aaron Grosney, and  great-great-granddaughter of someone who was probably a very interesting person. Rhea is also the niece of moving company owner Hymie Block.  Rhea was raised in Winnipeg, where her father designed irrigation ditches and brought in indoor plumbing to rural Manitoba communities while working for the provincial government. He was always home by 5:30.

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Ekphrasis Twelve at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Sunday, September 26th at 3 pm.

 Ekphrasis Twelve at the AGO

This project brings together twelve recognized poets, dancers and musicians taking inspiration from the permanent collections at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Ekphrasis, one form of art commenting on another, goes back to Ancient Greece and continues on as a vital form in our century. Artists of every stripe have long found inspiration in the artistic expression of their peers and forbears. At the AGO, you can have it all: artworks that inspire and a diverse collection of creative responses, works of art in their own right.

Join poets Rhea Tregebov, Alison Watt, Sue Chenette, Sue MacLeod, John Reibetanz, Jim Nason, Helen Humphreys, Joanne Page, Julie Salverson, dancers Julia Aplin and Hope Terry, and jazz cellist Kye Marshall for an afternoon of poetry, music and dance.

Walker Court at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Regular admission prices apply.

 Ekphrasis: a rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another… and in doing so, relate more directly to the audience, through its illuminative liveliness… For example, a painting may re-present a sculpture; a poem portray a picture; a sculpture depict a heroine of a novel; in fact, given the right circumstances, any art may describe any other art (Wikipedia).

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La Muse Writers’ Retreat

Still recovering from the joy of my time in Languedoc, France. Check out La Muse, surely one of the world’s most astonishingly beautiful, and affordable, writers’ retreats.

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