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September 27, 2008
VOL. 9, Special Edition

September 27, 2008
At the Cow Palace (3305 Concession Rd #5), Orono, 2pm to 10pm

The Cow Palace Arts Festival
Featuring readings by Nauni Parkinson, Josh Trotter, the leather sculpture of host David Trotter, the art of John Climenhage, music by Bradleyboy (Orono), Drea (Peterborough), and Timber Timbre (Toronto), a short play by Patrick Walsh and directed by Brian Mitolo, short films from local filmmakers, great food and more. Admission is pay what you can at the door.

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Nauni Parkinson
Nauni Parkinson has performed in the Peterborough community for close to a decade. As well as being a musician, Nauni plays with the written word and attempts to find security in silence. By day Nauni can be found teaching songs, rhymes and stories to parents in the Peterborough community, by night Nauni is a mother, a partner, a writer, a cook, a mediator, a daughter, a sister, a neighbor and a friend.

As a storyteller Nauni has worked for the Peterborough Parent-Child Mother Goose (PP-CMG) program for the past 9 years. PP-CMG is an oral based program created by storytellers in Toronto and focuses on teaching parents stories, songs and rhymes in 10 week sessions. It is within this program that Nauni has been able to expand her storytelling repertoire.

As an actor, Nauni has performed for a number of different companies including For Home and Country, Two Rounds and a Square and The Cavan Blazers for the 4th Line Theatre, in The Enchanted Forest for R. Murray Shafer/Patria Productions, Skirting the Edge for Mysterious Entity, and Cinderella, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel and Sleeping Beauty for Arbour Theatre.

As a writer, Nauni wrote one of the monologues for Mysterious Entity's production of Skirting the Edge entitled "From My Rocking Chair on the Second Floor". Nauni has read her poetry at a number of venues in and around Peterborough is a returning participant to the Cooked and Eaten Reading series.

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Joshua Trotter
Joshua Trotter's work has recently turned up in the magazines Grain and Arc. He will soon be appearing in Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets, to be published later this year by Biblioasis press. He is currently working on a short book of short poems to be called The Costumer is Always Right.

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