As part of the Frye Festival, the TBA Collective invites the public to come share an evening of live Poetry, live music and live art April 24 at one of Moncton’s liveliest venues, Plan b Bar & Lounge (212, St. George Street). The event starts at 10PM and is PWYC.
The event includes up and coming poets from Moncton: Sarah Brideau, Mario Landry, Marie-Eve Landry, and Gabriel Robichaud, who will also MC the event. The live poetry performances will backed up by improvised music performed by Jeremie Doiron, Sebastien Michaud, Jean Surette, Denis Surette, Mico Roy and Wesley Thibodeau. Live art will be a collaborative endeavour between the artists Andrew Robson and Oso Osorio who will create interchangeably on two different canvases throughout the night.
Sarah Marylou Brideau was born in the Acadian Peninsula, in north eastern New Brunswick, in 1983. She has published two collections of poems, Romanichelle (2002) and Rues étrangères (2005) at Les Éditions Perce-Neige. One of her poems was translated in Spanish for the Mexican publication, Arena. While she was a student at St. Thomas University, she was involved with the weekly student publication The Aquinian. She had also written and directed a play called SILK with Theatre St. Thomas. She moved to Montreal in 2005 in order to pursue her studies at McGill University. Combining her passion for writing, music and photography, she collaborated with the Montreal blog Midnight Poutine as well as the magazines Camuz and SNAP! Magazine. In 2010, she was invited to take part of the International Festival of Poetry in Trois-Rivières. She now lives in Moncton and is currently working on her third poetry collection.
Marie-Ève Landry was born in Tracadie-Sheila, in the Acadian Peninsula. She has been calling Moncton home since 2005. As a graduate student in literary studies at the Université de Moncton, she has been participating in many literary events in the area. She is currently working on her first poetry collection.
Mario Landry is a native of South Eastern NB, in rural Acadie. Born on April 30, 1982, his first 12 years were spent in Robichaud, his teen years in Cap-Pelé and he has been living in Moncton since 2007. He is a writer as well as a visual artist. Mario considers himself to be more of a storyteller than a poet. He is concerned about the human condition and how to live it fully. Mainly inspired by Acadian history and his travels all across Canada, he seeks to convey the message that Acadie is not just a historical phenomenon, but it is alive through the actions and thoughts of every Acadian. As a visual artist, he has exhibited in many Greater Moncton galleries and has participated in many TBA Collective live art events.
Born in Moncton, in 1990, Gabriel Robichaud is an actor, writer and musician. He was part of the 2010 cast of the musical theatre, Louis Mailloux, presented in Caraquet, NB. He was part of the production Page d’Amérique, in which he played eight characters. His first play, On a tous déjà péché (We all have sinned), was read at the théâtre l’Escaouette’s Festival à haute voix and earned him the first Viola Léger award for an emergent Acadian writer. This award was presented by the Fondation pour l’avancement du théâtre francophone au Canada. His first poetry collection, La promenade des ignoré, was published at Éditions Perce-Neige in the spring of 2011.
As Atlantic Canada’s largest literary event, the Frye Festival aims to promote the pleasure and discovery of reading by bringing together local, national and international authors with public audiences of all ages, creating an annual bilingual celebration of words. Frye fans hear these writers at debates, readings, workshops and dialogues in schools, cafes, bars, theatres, and libraries throughout the region. The 2012 Frye Festival will take place from April 23rd to the 29th in Moncton.