Nadia Grutter

Andrea Routley, an alumna of the University of Victoria, has recently published her debut short story collection, Jane and the Whales through Caitlin Press. The collection is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, an international English-language award for LGBT literature. Previously, Routley’s work  has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including the Malahat Review and Room Magazine. In 2008, she […]

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Andrea Raine is a local Victoria author and University of Victoria alumna. She has participated in the Glenairley writing retreats led by Canadian writer Patrick Lane in Sooke, B.C. and has been attending the Planet Earth Poetry reading series since 1997. She published her first book of poetry, A Mother’s String, in 2005 through Ekstatis […]

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Photograph and video by Adam Lee Reviewed by Nadia Grutter Maryse Bernard, former vocalist of the Victoria-based band Woodsmen, recently returned to the Victoria music scene with a lively performance at the 17th annual Victoria French Festival in Centennial Square. The 22-year-old vocalist, who flew in from Quebec to perform, brightened the rainy day with […]

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Unity (1918)   Phoenix Theatre, University of Victoria   March 12- March 22, 2014.   Tickets: $14 to $24. Reserve at 250-721-8000   Reviewed By Nadia Grutter   The Phoenix’s production of Unity (1918) marks a special debut for Kevin Kerr’s dark and hilarious play. This is the first time Kerr has directed his play, which won the Governor General’s Award […]

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True West a true hit

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November 23, 2013

True West by Sam Shepard Directed by Britt Small November 19 – December 1, 2013 The Roxy Theatre Nadia Grutter “Did they do a good job of it?” someone asked me after I saw Blue Bridge Theatre’s November 19, 2013 rendition of Sam Shephard’s True West. Absolutely, was my reply. The play was one of the […]

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A Tender Thing by Ben Power Directed by Peter Hinton November 5- December 8, 2013 The Belfry Theatre Review by Nadia Grutter “Give me the light.” Lights up on Romeo as an aged man. He stands with his hands open by his sides, eyes fixed on his gaunt beloved. Juliet lies in a queen-sized, covers […]

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By Nadia Grutter “Finally, someone saying something worthwhile,” said the guy encroaching on my umbrella space. Stars’ co-lead singer Torquil Campbell had just thanked the audience for “helping create culture” when the band took the main stage during Victoria’s Rifflandia Music Festival’s final hours. Playing Rifflandia was a first for the Montreal-based indie band, but […]

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