Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fall for Stratford Culture

I suppose I'm what you'd call an outside to Stratford, despite working in town for over a year. A friend who I hadn't seen in a long time recently met me here for lunch and laughed at the sheer luck I'd had - a job in Stratford! For us, the dream of Stratford was all about the culture. The theatre, the art, the music, the scenery, the culinary delicacies, the unique shops and street performers. Here's just a snip-it of what we can celebrate this fall in our beautiful and lively city.

Gather by the Avon
A new book of stories collected by author Lindsay Kroes. All contributors are Stratford residents between the ages of 70 and 98. Check out a copy from the Library.

Poetry Stratford
Up and running again for the fall season, Poetry Stratford dives in with an Open Mike September 12, a poetry reading by Phil Hall on September 18 and the annual James Reaney Memorial Lecture October 20. Details on their webpage.

Books Clubs
There are many clubs around town. To highlight two that meet at the Library we have the Good Book Group  who discuss what I would call literature and there is also SUPE Club for those of you who enjoy a little paranormal romance.

Savour Stratford
A culinary festival full of farmers, artisans, chefs, musicians and so much more. September 20-22. View the full schedule of events and register for tastings and seminars on their website.

Culture Days 
We'll be there! September 27, 28, 29. Included in the nonstop events over three days is the Human Library. If you have a story to share contact us now to get involved. Here is where you can learn about Culture Days, and this is all about the Human Library.

2014 Playbill
That's right - the news is out. Will the 2014 playbill help you survive winter? See what's coming our way on The Bard and the Boards blog.

Stratford Authors
This group has a blog and hosts local events to create connections between authors and readers in Stratford. 

Trent Severn
Even though Stratford Summer Music has come to a close local talent is never far away. Internationally recognized Trent Severn will be in town September 5 at Factory 163. Find out what's new with the group.

Oh, and let's not forget all the end-of-season sales picking up in the shops. Dangerous lunch breaks. For more events don't forget to visit our website: www.stratford.library.on.ca/events.htm.
We really are lucky to have so much at our doorsteps. Now, dig in!

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