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Newfoundlanders With a Story to Tell: The Sparks Literary Festival

That-Forgetfu-Shore-Trudy-Morgan-Cole-Cover.jpgThis week's show features scenes from a Newfoundland outport during the war years, poetry about old hockey players, a glimpse of a Greek vacation gone wrong, and much more.

We'll hear it all as guest host Jamie Fitzpatrick presents the first of two shows recorded last weekend at the 2013 Sparks Literary Festival in St. John's,

The annual festival has been showcasing Newfoundland and Labrador writers since 2010, and the Performance Hour has been there every year.

For the 2013 edition, book lovers packed the Petro Canada Hall on the campus of Memorial University.

They were treated to a showcase of the spectacular range of Newfoundland literature. From that event, we'll hear:

Trudy Morgan-Cole reading from her novel, That Forgetful Shore.

Randall Maggs with selections from his acclaimed collection, Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems.

Plus brand new fiction from Ramona Dearing, and the poetry of Iain McCurdy.

We'll hear further highlights from the festival in our second Sparks show, on February 2.