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Occurs on Saturday April 27 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours


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Gananoque ON K7G 1A1

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× Literary Harmonies: Musically-inspired Fiction with Emma Hooper Join novelist and musician Emma Hooper for music from her new novel followed by a conversation with Emma and Ben Bolden about the roles that music plays in our lives and how words and music combined can create a uniquely vivid and deepened connection to a story. Raised in Alberta, Emma Hooper is a musician and writer. As a professional musician she has quite the resume: Emma’s s Waitress for the Bees solo project tours internationally using viola, electronics and vocals to write and perform songs about dinosaurs and insects that will make your heart hurt. She also plays viola, violin, vocals, and a number of weird little instruments for a number of clients and projects including BBC Film and Television, Real World Studios, The Heavy, HBO Television, 2Kgames, Peter Gabriel, Newton Faulkner, and Toni Braxton. Her latest novel, Our Homesick Songs, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her debut novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and James was an international bestseller and was published in 24 countries. She is a research-lecturer at Bath Spa University but comes home to Canada to cross-country ski as much as she can afford.

Dr. Benjamin Bolden, music educator and composer, is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University. His research interests include arts education assessment, creativity, arts-based research methodologies, the learning and teaching of composing, community music, Ben is an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre and his compositions have been performed by a variety of professional and amateur performing ensembles. In 2016 he won the Choral Canada Competition for Choral Writing. In December 2016, following his nomination and appointment by Queen’s University, UNESCO approved Ben as the new UNESCO Chair in Arts and Learning. Location: Gananoque Inn

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