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Reading and Music Series

Reading and Music Series

The Lorenzo Society hosts performances by the Saint John String Quartet and readings by major Canadian authors. Lorenzo events are always free. Everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to pick up a Lorenzo bookmark, which doubles as a parking pass for events! For a full schedule of readings and performances, follow the link below.

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Call for Contributors

Call for Contributors

Are you a UNB student, faculty or staff member who is passionate about arts and culture? Consider submitting to our new publication, The Lorenzo Review! Click below to learn about our submission guidelines and internship opportunities.

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Lorenzo By Night

Lorenzo By Night

Change is afoot! The radio show that you know and love, Lorenzo in 30, hosted by Reading and Music Series coordinator Andrea Kikuchi, has a brand new time slot! Tune in Sundays from 8:30 - 9:00pm for event recaps, soundbites from readings, author interviews, and much more!

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A Man Among the Stars: Elton John Gets Real About his Life in Me

2019 has been, without a doubt, the Year of Elton John. He has been playing sold-out shows all over the world following the kickoff of his massive farewell tour; his biopic Rocketman was released to critical acclaim over the summer; and now his tell-all memoir, Me, is flying off shelves faster than bookstores can stock…

SRC President on David Moscrop’s Too Dumb for Democracy? reading

Last week I attended one of the many events that the Lorenzo Society holds each year: a reading by David Moscrop, the author of Too Dumb for Democracy? (2019). Like all Lorenzo Society events that I have attended, the author was extremely engaging and the conversation he led really made you think about your own…

David Sedaris Tickles Reader’s Funny Bone with Truthful Tales in Calypso (Review)

Renowned comedian David Sedaris, author of Naked (1997) and Me Talk Pretty One Day (2000), is back and better than ever in Calypso, his humorous and heartfelt memoir published in 2018. What truly sets Calypso apart from so many memoirs on the market today, be they comedic or agonizingly serious, is that his story and…

Bird Box: an International Phenomenon – but is it Good? (Feature)

Bird Box is a suspenseful, horrifying thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I was immediately captivated by the story from the very first page, and I could not resist reading this entire book in one sitting. We are introduced to Malorie, a mother of two young children, who will do whatever…

Why Covers Matter (a Lorenzo By Night feature)

On Lorenzo By Night (which airs every Sunday night on Local 107.3 FM from 8:30-9:00 PM), host Andrea Kikuchi makes a special effort to play cover tracks, especially those produced by Canadian artists. You may be asking yourself, “Why?” To answer that question, she plays them because covers are awesome, but there is also a…

Strange Grooves (Volume 7) with Wayne Long

“Wayne Long joins us for Volume 7. On this episode, we do a deep dive into some of Wayne’s fondest concert experiences; his favorite records; his current playlists; a surprise Tom Petty appearance that happened in New York; his love for live music; how the music community has been a huge part of his life, and…

Jennifer’s Book Segment: Zombies vs. Unicorns (Review)

About the Book: It’s a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths–for good and…