Words in Edgewise – October

October 10, 2010

Craig Francis Power reads Blood Relatives! Anatomy lessons with Helen Gregory! And freshly added: Cara Lewis performs rhythm and movement poetry! Words in Edgewise is thrilled to present two THREE great Newfoundland artists on one great night!

Craig Francis Power – Blood Relatives

Craig Francis Power reads from his freshly released award winning first novel Blood Relatives.

Artist, art critic, rock star (Cafeteria), all around good guy, and now award winning novelist, Craig Francis Power lives in St. John’s. His first novel, Blood Relatives, won both the Percy Janes First Novel Award and the Fresh Fish Award for unpublished fiction manuscripts.

Helen Gregory – Anatomy Lessons: Écorchés, Wax Anatomical Models, and the Grotesque Body


Helen Gregory lives and works in St. John’s. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal in 1993, and is currently studying towards a Master of Philosophy in Humanities at Memorial University. The research associated with her graduate work was intrinsic to the creation of the paintings and installation for the exhibition Unrequited Death, which was displayed at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery from December 2009 until May 2010. Gregory has had solo shows at the Christina Parker Gallery in St. John’s NL, and at Gallery Page and Strange, in Halifax NS. Her work has also been featured in group exhibitions across Canada, as well as in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Her paintings and bookworks are held in numerous public and private collections, including The National Gallery of Canada, The National Library of Canada, The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Loto-Quebec Collection, the City of St. John’s, and the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery. Gregory’s work explores notions of transience and permanence, nature and culture. Using painting and printmaking as a method of research, she examines how the image of the specimen can be re-presented in order to question our relationship with the natural world, and how classification and display systems used in the natural sciences can produce cultural meaning.

Cara Lewis – Rhythm and Movement Poetry

Cara Lewis is a white girl from Newfoundland who, quite recently, discovered some intense inspiration from the works of Public Enemy’s Flavour Flav. She admires rhythm and sound in poetry and lyric delivery; thus, she considers this man, Flavour Flav, to be our modern Dada poet…kind of…

Mixed with personal accounts of activism, community work, politics, Catholic guilt and love, she presents some poems (with some serious beats).

And she hopes you like them.

And if you don’t, you can “suck it”.

Words in Edgewise is happening Thursday, October 14, at the Eastern Edge Gallery (72 Harbour Drive) at 8:00pm. Admission is pay-what-you-can, refreshments and snacks available. See you there!

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