Reading & Music Series

For the past twenty years, the Lorenzo Reading Series has been bringing a plethora of excellent Canadian authors to UNB Saint John. From big names like David Adams Richards to newcomers like Sarah Faber, the Lorenzo Society is proud to promote literacy and a love of reading through beautiful readings and informative Question & Answer sessions.

Reading Series 2018-2019: Departure

Sept. 27: Mary Cyr by David Adams Richards; Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre, 7 p.m.

Oct. 1: Fluke Print by Jeffery Donaldson and The Chemical Life and The Next Wave: An Anthology of 21st Century Canadian Poetry by Jim Johnstone; Whitebone Lounge, 7 p.m.

Oct. 18: All is Beauty Now by Sarah Faber; Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, 7 p.m.

Oct. 28: The Very Marrow of Our Bones by Christine Higdon; Marco Polo Room, Parkland (Shannex), 2 p.m.

Nov. 14: There’s Something in the Water by Ingrid R.G. Waldron; Hazen Hall 125, 4:30 p.m.

Nov. 18: Stories About Storytellers: Publishing Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, and Others and Across Canada by Story: A Coast-to-Coast Literary Adventure by Douglas Gibson; Saint John Free Public Library, 2 p.m.

Dec. 2: Apron Strings by Jan Wong; Whitebone Lounge, 2 p.m.

Jan. 31: Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense by Marcello Di Cintio; Whitebone Lounge, 2 p.m.

Jan. 31: Brother and I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You by David Chariandy; Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, 7 p.m.

Feb. 14: This Wound is a World by Billy Ray Belcourt; Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, 7 p.m. [CANCELLED]

Feb. 22: In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage and Blue Himalayan Poppies by Jay Ruzesky; Whitebone Lounge, 2 p.m. [CANCELLED]

March 17: The Death and Life of Strother Purcell by Ian Weir; Saint John Free Public Library, 2 p.m.

March 25 – 29: UNB Writer-in-Residence, Phil Hall, will host workshops and readings throughout the week.

March 28: The Break by Katherena Vermette; Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre, 7 p.m. [CANCELLED]

April 4: Bec and Call by Jenna Albert; Whitebone Lounge, 7 p.m.

This season, the Music Series will also continue to feature beautiful performances by UNB Saint John’s musicians-in-residence, the Saint John String Quartet, sponsored by Arts NB. All Munch & Music events will take place in the Whitebone Lounge from 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Patrons are encouraged to also attend this year’s annual Heartbeat! and Ceol’s “Half a Christmas concert” on November 28th at 7:00 p.m. at the Saint John Arts Centre.

Music Series 2018-2019

Nov. 1Shostakovich String Quartet No. 6, Op. 101

Jan. 31Mendelssohn String Quartet, Op. 13

March 21Zemlinsky String Quartet No. 1, Op. 4

For more information on any of the readings & performances, contact the Lorenzo Society Coordinator, Andrea Kikuchi.
Everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to use this bookmark as a free parking pass for all Lorenzo Society events.