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Adventure Canada - The March Hare comes to NYC!

What is the Hare?

A night of storytelling and songs from some Newfoundland’s finest talents.

Since 1987, writers, musicians, and anyone who hates Newfoundland winters have been sharing poetry, prose, tunes, and pranks at a cozy pub in Corner Brook to stay warm.

Somehow, over the years, this vigorous but humble celebration has transformed into a literary festival that features not only the work of local poets but also some of the best writers from Canada and beyond—as well as music from some of the finest professional musicians in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Named after Lewis Carroll’s neurotic rabbit and born of the musically poetic loins of Al Pittman, Rex Brown, and George Daniels, the March Hare now travels all over Newfoundland and Labrador and has spread throughout Canada. This year marks its second trip south of the border to the United States, and will be featured for one night only at The Explorers Club.

This one-night event includes refreshments, and is limited to just 130 guests. Please book early to avoid disappointment!

Join us this year with our special guests:

Paul Dean

Paul Dean is a geologist and has been writing short stories for the March Hare for more than ten years. Many of his stories are based in North Harbour, Placentia Bay—where he grew up, and where the home of his heart still remains. His work has been published in The March Hare Anthology and The Newfoundland Quarterly. He has also been known to sing a song and tell a lie.

Anita Best

Anita Best was born on the island of Merasheen in Placentia Bay on Newfoundland’s south coast the year before Newfoundland joined Canada. When she was a child, television had not yet taken over as the primary source of entertainment, and for many homes on the island, electricity was provided by gas-powered generators. Singing, dancing, and storytelling were the main forms of recreation and when the nights grew longer and colder and the fishing season was over, people would gather in each others homes and keep heart in one another with tunes, songs and stories. Anita’s work conjures these quiet community moments.

Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore is the winner of the 2013 Canada Reads competition, for her novel February. She has edited The Penguin Anthology of Canadian Short Fiction by Women, and co-edited (along with Dede Crane) Great Expectations: 24 True Stories about Birth by Canadian Authors. She has recently adapted February for the stage. Her latest novel, Caught, was published in 2013. Open and Alligator were shortlisted for the Giller Prize, and Alligator won the Commonwealth Prize for the Canadian and Caribbean Region, and was long-listed for the Orange Prize. February and Open were short-listed for the Winterset Award, and February was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Lisa's work has been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Dutch and German. She has written for Chatelaine, Elle Magazine, the Walrus and The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and the National Post and Canadian Art. She has also written for radio and television. She has taught at the University of British Columbia’s online Master Program in Creative Writing, and several workshops in Banff and at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

Rex Brown

Rex Brown grew up in Tack’s Beach, Placentia Bay, completing grade nine in 1961. He travelled to St. John’s for high school and university but returned home each summer until resettlement in 1967. He earned his keep teaching high school, retiring in 1999.

The new millennium sees him about Corner Brook golfing, hanging out with the grandchildren, reading about Newfoundland and Labrador, and organizing the March Hare “celebration of words and music.” He is also quite the storyteller… His wife, Elaine, keeps him afloat.

Daniel Payne

Daniel comes from a long line of traditional accordion and fiddle players from Cow Head on the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland. He is a well-known singer, actor, and multi-instrumentalist who teaches at the Vinland Music Camp in Gros Morne National Park. Daniel has performed as a musician and actor throughout North America, Australia, and Europe. He is a recipient of the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council’s Emerging Artist Award and played a leading role in the Newfoundland-Ireland production of the TV miniseries, Random Passage, a portrayal of life in early Newfoundland. In 2004, Daniel started DOP Productions, which has since released four titles: an album of accordion music entitled The Four Stops, two button accordion instructional DVDs, and his first solo album, released in spring 2008 entitled Chain. Daniel and his sister Stephanie released their debut album as a duo, Winterside, in late 2014.

Date: Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 E 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Reservation Notes:

Tickets are $25 for non-Members, and $10 for Members

Reservations are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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