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Following record-breaking attendance for the inaugural FODAR 2014, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal 2015 has expanded and features a contemporary dance program that you won’t see anywhere east of Montreal. FODAR runs from August 20 through 23 at King’s Theatre Annapolis Royal. Recently we spoke with the festival’s Artistic Director Randy Glynn.
When and why did you get involved with the Festival? I started the Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal (FODAR) along with Grace Butland, former chair of the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council in the fall of 2013. We had just come off the huge audience success of Dancing in the Third Act (DITTA) and that made us think we could do it. In a town of about 450 people we had almost 600 attend the first three shows of that piece. It was more than had ever attended dancethere and we felt that we had an opportunity to bring this large audience to professional contemporary dance. Last year was our first festival – this is our second. Grace is still inv…

Interview with WEREDUCK Author, Dave Atkinson

Interview by Roger Douglas Bursey
Dave Atkinson is an award winning, freelance journalist, columnist and broadcaster, who lives in Charlottetown, PEI, with his wife and three children. His work for the CBC has been featured on such programs as The Current, Atlantic Voice, and Maritime Magazine, just to name a few.  And, in September 2014, he added novelist to the list of his writing achievements, with the release of WEREDUCK, which is published by Nimbus Publishing.  The second installment, Cure for WEREDUCK, is scheduled to be released in April 2016.
RB: Dave, thank you for the great read.  For those out there who haven’t read your novel yet, could you please describe what it’s about? DA: Sure! WEREDUCK is about a girl named Kate who grows up in a family of werewolves. Kate’s never liked the idea of becoming a wolf. She’s always thought it would be more fun to be a duck. The book tells the story of how Kate learns to follow her own dreams and “quack” at the moon. It’s a fun and funny s…