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German magazine dedicates an issue to Bernard Street

flaneur.jpgFlaneur is a new German magazine.

The concept is simple: each issue explores a different city by telling the stories of one single street.

Flaneur has already dedicated an issue to streets in Berlin and Leipzig in Germany.

Now, the editors are spending two months in Montreal, where they are collecting material for an issue dedicated to Bernard Street.

Cinq à Six host Jeanette Kelly met with Flaueur founder Ricarda Messner at Le Dépanneur Café on Bernard Street.

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Actress, shepherd, priest and poet Mia Anderson wins 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize

Mia-Anderson-02.JPGMia Anderson is the winner of the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize.

There were overs 2000 entries from 70 countries. Anderson took the top prize of 20-thousand dollars for her poem The Antenna

Anderson is originally from Ontario, but she now lives in Pontneuf, Quebec.

Her poetry draws from her wide-ranging professional experiences.

She's worked as an actress in stage productions and radio dramas. She was the voice of the CBC Radio production of Margaret Atwood's The Journals of Suzanna Moodie.  

Anderson has also worked as a farmer and shepherd. (Yes, we really do mean someone who herds sheep.)

She is also an ordained Anglican minister.

Mia Anderson graciously travelled from Pontneuf to our Montreal studio for this conversation with Cinq à Six host Jeanette Kelly.

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Chick lit takes on fake fashion

isabelle.jpgHave you ever been tempted by a fake Prada, Louis Vuitton or Burberry purse on Canal Street while on vacation in New York?

Or how about those Web sites that allow you to purchace shoes that look just like the red-soled Christian Louboutins -- but for a fraction of the price.

There are those who are fans of fashion fakes, and then there are those who think it's a crime.
Earlier this year New York councilwoman Margaret Chin submitted a bill that would could have fake fashionista paying more than they bargained for. Chin is suggesting a $1000 fine or up to a year in jail for buying counterfeit goods.

In her latest chick lit page-turner J'adore Paris, Eastern Townships-based author Isabelle Lafleche tackles the tricky topic of fake fashion.

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Isabelle Laflèche also just released Carnet d'une romancière à Paris, a girls guide book to the city of lights. To enter to win a copy, tell us what you love most about Paris, or what you would most like to see if you have never visited