odd sundays at molly's, Fredericton's longest running semi-monthly poetry reading series presents
Nela Rio and Robert Hawkes
Sunday, May 1, 2:00 pm
Molly's Coffee House, 554 Queen Street, Fredericton
Their readings will be followed by an open mic.
All are welcome.
Nela Rio is an internationally-recognized Argentine-Canadian author, artist, and arts organizer living in Fredericton. Professor at St. Thomas University since 1971, retired in 2003. Nela has 12 books published, and has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies in Canada, Spain, U.S.A., Honduras, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. Her work has been translated into English, French, Catalán, Portuguese, and Slovene. In May 2008, a symposium was held on her creative work, organized by Red Cultural Hispánica at the Canadian branch of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Gatineau, Québec. Several of her books are used in university courses in Canada, U.S.A. and Brazil. There are Master and Ph.D. thesis, on her work. She is the President of the Registro Creativo of the Canadian Asociation of Hispanists; the founder and organizer of the Annual Multilicultural Multilingual Poetry Recital (since 2000), and the Outspoken Art/Arte Claro exhibition, for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. She is also the Director of the Capítulo Fredericton of the Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía.
Robert E. Hawkes
Born: Coal Creek, Queens Co., NB
Professor Emeritus of Education (UNBF)
Most recent works have been imaginative recreations of three archbishops of Canterbury:
(a) Thomas Cranmer (published first as a Broken Jaw Prss chapbook;
(b) Reginald Cardinal Pole
(c) Cranmer and Pole: Archbishops (Broken Jaw Press), a combined book of the two archbishops and
(d) William Laud.
Nine collections of poetry published including those referred to above.