Garth Martens

By Garth Martens Flamenco derives from the south of Spain, a distinctly gitano or gypsy phenomenon with Moorish, Judaic, and Catholic influence. An innovative art form requiring practised improvisation as well as craft, it was passed down through oral transmission rather than sheet music.  In fact, efforts to set it down on paper reduce its […]


Bill Gaston and Marjorie Celona A Reading Hosted by Penguin Canada and Munro’s Books Wednesday, October 17/12, Bard and Banker Attended by Garth Martens Novelists Marjorie Celona and Bill Gaston were in high cheer at the launch for their respective books, Celona’s debut novel Y and Gaston’s latest achievement The World. Relegated to the heat-lamped Hobbit hole […]