This could be your chance to hear the next Martha Argerich or Glenn Gould.
The Burnaby Clef Society is hosting a piano recital with students of Vancouver's oldest music school, the Jean Lyons School of Music, with their brightest and best stars of tomorrow on stage at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Sunday, Feb. 17.
The show starts at 2 p.m. at studio 103 at the centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave.
Tickets are $12, available at the door. Burnaby Clef Society members get in free. Parking is free and refreshments will be served during intermission.
POETRY READING IN BURNABY
For a little local literary culture, drop in to the Burnaby Writers' Society's Spoken INK event on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. to hear from award-winning author, Ben Nuttall-Smith.
This guy's got a lot to share.
His writing runs the gamut from historical fiction to autobiography to children's books and poetry, and he's also worked as a radio announcer and has experience as an actor.
Nuttall-Smith taught music, theatre, art and language until he retired in 1991, and he's currently first vice-president for the Federation of British Columbia Writers, editorial board member for the Canadian Poetry Association quarterly magazine Poematac, a member of the Canadian Authors' Association and a member of the Canadian Writers' Union.
You won't be bored listening to Nuttall-Smith's performance, and you might even be inspired to share some of your own work with this local writing group.
Spoken INK is an open mike/reading series brought to you by the Burnaby Writers' Society every third Tuesday (September to June) at the La Fontana Caffé, 101-3701 East Hastings St. For more information, visit www. BurnabyWritersNews. blogspot.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIBRARIANS OFFER BEST READS
Need a good book? Not sure where to start looking for your next page-turner?
Check out the McGill branch of the Burnaby Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 21 for a Librarians' Choice event, featuring the best of historical fiction and non-fiction reads.
This fast-paced evening will run from 7 to 8: 30 p.m., with librarians offering short reviews of thought-provoking novels and engrossing non-fiction titles, as well as some complimentary snacks.
Everyone is welcome to this free event, but space is limited, so registration is required.
Register online at www. bpl.bc.ca/events/mcgill, in person at the McGill information desk, or phone 604299-8955.
The library is located 4595 Albert St.
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