HALLELUJAH FOR LEONARD COHEN
When the novel Beautiful Losers was released in 1966 the Boston Globe declared: “James Joyce is not dead. He is living in Montreal under the name of Cohen.” A year later Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) produced his debut album containing among other numbers Suzanne, which went onto be much covered by the folk singer Judith Collins, who assessed that her friend wrote “songs for the spirit when our spirits were strained to the breaking point”. In celebration of the revered visionary, novelist, poet and songwriter, Festival writers select one of his works or part thereof, discuss its significance and recite it. Lining up are: Steve Abel (NZ), Caroline Brothers (Australia/France), Max Harris (NZ), Chris Price (NZ), Steve Sem-Sandberg (Sweden).
Free Event - no ticket required.