Thursday, August 20, 2015

Taryn Kawaja and Peter Lannon Friday Concert

Halifax-based composer, pianist and singer Taryn Kawaja is known for her "dark resonating chord combinations, thick dramatic piano riffs, and emotionally saturated vocals." She is on tour in Newfoundland August 20th to September 1 with Peter Lannon. Peter is an accomplished young St. John's songwriter and a member of super-cool band City on the Coast.

You can check out a video of Peter's song Anchor here:

Their first show is tonight (Thurs) at Swirsky's in Corner Brook - Taryn's hometown! They will be singing and making magic at Galliott Studios tomorrow.

For more details visit the Facebook page for this

Taryn's website:

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Writers at Woody Point

We've arrived at one of the busiest weeks of the year in the little town of Woody Point! There are so many incredible names on the bill this year and it is guaranteed to be a memorable time. Galliott Studios is an important hub during the festival. It is the perfect meeting place: friendly faces, tasty snacks, excellent coffee and the best deck/warf in the world.

It all begins today (Tuesday) at 10:30pm with a party for festival volunteers (food and drinks!), and will unfold as follows:

Thursday 7-9 am CBC will be broadcasting live from the shop with novelist Miriam Toews.

Friday, 9:30 am readings by poet and children's author George Murray.

Friday, 2pm Matinee concert with Anita Best and Sandy Morris. Anita was just presented with a lifetime achievement award from the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society this past Saturday at the folk festival in St. John's! Not to be missed.

Saturday, 9:30 am Readings by novelist Kathleen Winter.

Sunday, 9:30 am Readings by Joan Clark.

Sunday 2pm Matinee concert with Katie Baggs.

Sunday  4:30 pm Locals Read: if you are a writer with a connection to the Bonne Bay area, you can read during this event! Sign up at Galliott Studios anytime this week.

All of these events are free. We look forward to seeing you! Check for updates here and on our Facebook page throughout the week.

The full Writers at Woody Point schedule can be found at