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Brave New Words

Not new, but still brave

What’s it like to share the heart and soul of something you’ve written?Peter Jickling, the new host of Brave New Words, said, “It’s right in the title of the event. It’s brave.”Jickling’s goal is to take what can be...

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Writing Down the Soul

Anyone who has ever put pen to paper knows it can be a daunting experience. To stare at a blank page waiting for the strike of inspiration.When something is finally put down on paper, is it something others might want to read?...

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Write through the winter

While others hunker down against winter’s wrath, the local literary scene is hotter than ever. The winter Writers’ Roundtable organized by the Friends of the Whitehorse Library (FOWL) provides a thorough overview of events for...

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Poetry in Action

Poetry, spoken word performances, plays and short stories; all these literary exploits and more can be heard at Brave New Words, a showcase of local literary talent. Lit-lovers can enjoy an evening of music poetry and cocktails...

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Brave Old Words

Compared to what I did last time (playing my banjo and singing in front of a rowdy bar crowd) the prospect of reading poetry to a calm, literary audience does not feel very scary. And yet, though I’ve been writing poetry for...

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Brave New Works

Nostalgia: sometimes it’s bitter, sometimes it’s sweet, and sometimes…it’s bagpipes. Brave New Works (BNW), the annual Whitehorse-based multidisciplinary performing arts collective, is back with a new theme. This year, the...

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Being Brave

It takes some courage to let people see deep into your mind. For writers, there is a strong drive to open up the lid and let strangers see in — even though it’s scary.In Whitehorse there is a venue for this kind of...

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