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Welcome to a new season of the Cooked and Eaten. We've got a great year coming up.

*The Cooked and Eaten Dog Days of Summer, Aug 14, 2007, 8-10pm
*The Cooked and Eaten Opening Gala Board Reading, Sept 17, 2007, 8-10 pm
*Kafka's The Castle, August 23-25, 8pm
*Call for Submissions - writing about Grandmothers, Deadline: October 31, 2007
*The New Theatre set to come to life

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Get out your day planner and set aside some time for the upcoming season of the Cooked and Eaten. We've got seven regular series events plus five special events. We're turning the poetry marathon in April into a two (or three) day poetry festival and for the first time we're creating special evenings with feature artists. And who will the Cooked and Eaten be featuring this year?

On November 5th the wily and charming folk songwriter Bob Snider, who was called "an amazing songwriter and an amazing personality" by Steven Page of the Barenaked Ladies, will be in town with his book "On Performing," the sequel to "On Songwriting."

And in the spring we have the xcellent pleasure of presenting bill bisset, one of Canada's most illuminating and magical poets. If you have never had the opportunity to see bill read in person, don't miss this chance. If you have, you know you'll have to be there. But you'll have to wait 'till April.

More about all of our exciting events as the year progresses. For now we need to tell you about the events in the coming weeks.

*The Cooked and Eaten Dog Days of Summer

Aug 14, 2007, 8-10pm
Vol. 8, Issue 1, Special Edition
at the Pig's Ear Tavern, 144 Brock Street, W.
Pay What You Can
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The Dog Days of summer, when the Sirius the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night sky, comes into view. The air is languid, the cicadas sing, everything hovers for a moment before the fall. At the Dog Days we set you up right with drinks and dogs (the hot, edible kind) on the lovely patio of the Red Dog Tavern for an open mic. of stories and poems and off the cuff humour from our mc Emily Glasspool.

Writers we're expecting: Gabe Forman, Slim Volumes, Dave Mowat, Kate Story, you...

Come on out and bring a page or three to lay on the crowd, have a beer and a dog and enjoy all that August has to offer.

*The Cooked and Eaten Opening Gala Board Reading

Sept 17, 2007, 8-10 pm
Vol. 8, Issue 2, Special Edition
Cervantes Restaurant, 211 Hunter Street, West
$5 or PWYC
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The Cooked and Eaten Cutting Board (our lovely board of directors) humbly offer you small pieces of their own. They work so hard, year round, to bring you the many fine events you've come to love. Now they get to trot out a word or two of their own.

There's a theme for this night to challenge the board to create interesting new work specially for the night. Our theme - gravity. What will come to rest on this evening? Join us to find out.

The Cutting Board is Pamela Brown, Emily Glasspool, Andrea Forsell, Ryan Kerr, Ursula Pflug and Esther Vincent

Other events and news of note:

*Kafka's The Castle

August 23-25, 8pm
In the West Gallery of the Peterborough Arts Umbrella, 378 Aylmer St.
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Ryan Kerr directs the fourth installment of his serialized stage adaptation of The Castle. This month chapters 6 and 7 are presented as K. our main character tries to find out why he was hired to work as a land surveyor in a strange village that clearly needs no one with his skills. The evasive Landlady and the School Teacher each help (and hinder) K.'s search for his goal.

*Call for Submissions - writing about Grandmothers
Deadline: October 31, 2007
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Grandmothers are our bloodline to knowledge. They impart the wisdom of abundant experience, stories of lives and events from long ago, and hope for a future that is productive and enduring. Whether your grandmother represents a comforting haven in a hasty world or is the jet-setting adventurer who compels you to achieve, whether she has an eccentric side or is the soul of formality - she has likely had an influence on the person you are today. Here is your opportunity to celebrate the grandmothers in your life, be they family, or realized through friendship, in an anthology dedicated to grandmothers to be published by Hidden Brook Press.

Express in poetry or prose how the elder women in your life have made a difference in the way you see yourself and how you relate to others.

You may submit up to 3 pieces of work for consideration by October 31, 2007. Please send original material that has not been previously published. Poetry should be a maximum of 80 lines (including title and line spaces; maximum of 65 characters and spaces per line). Postcard prose should be 300 words maximum. Prose should be 2000 words maximum.

Send your submissions to anthology coordinator / editor, Bonita Summers:

Please put "Grandmothers" in the subject heading of your email.
Put your name, email address and phone number in the body of the email above your prose or poem.
Please do not send any attachments. Put everything in the body of the email.

This is a pre-screening process. If your piece has been accepted, you will be contacted so you can mail a hard copy, a bio and email the final version.

This is an open call for submissions. Please feel free to pass the word.

*The New Theatre set to come to life
Community Theatre Organizational Meeting
Sunday, August 19, 2007, 1-3 pm
Peterborough Arts Umbrella, 478 Aylmer Street
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The New Theatre will be a community-based theatrical space open to all and everyone. It is an artist-run space, which means that the people who use the space take part in all aspects of the theatre. Anyone who wants to get involved can be an actor, director, set builder, floor sweeper, board member, and of course audience member. TNT supports all kinds of work, including that which is politically, socially or aesthetically challenging. And all of this for almost no charge. The only fee required to reserve space and put on a show is half of the door received and, of course, your time.

But before any of that can happen the building needs to get up to spec and appointed with all the lights and sound required for small, intimate and exciting new theatre. TNT needs volunteers who can put up studs and drywall, lay flooring, frame a small portion of an attached building, pour concrete, paint, and anything else that is useful in a large renovation project. They also need help with fundraising, finding donors and sponsors, and promotions and marketing.

All you have to do to get involved is to come to a meeting and volunteer. Can you help with the renovations? Do you love to fundraise? Do you have a sponsorship idea? Have you got a script kicking around that you’ve always wanted to bring to life? Come to the next meeting, Sunday, August 19, 2007, from 1-3 pm at the Peterborough Arts Umbrella, 478 Aylmer Street. Let TNT know what your dreams are.

See you at the readings.


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