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Living Heritage Podcast

Dec 29, 2015

Robert Chafe is a playwright based in St. John’s, whose work has been seen across Canada, the UK, Australia and in the United States. He is the author of seventeen stage scripts and co-author of another eight. He was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Drama for Tempting Providence and Butler’s Marsh...


Dec 22, 2015

Dianne Carr (nee Vokey) is a Spaniard's Bay native who recently "resettled" in the community after retiring from teaching.  Diane became involved with Spaniard's Bay Heritage Society two years ago. Her father was one of the founding members of the society and she decided she would like to carry on his legacy and give...


Dec 17, 2015

Terra Barrett is a folklore masters student at Memorial University who holds a BA in Folklore/French from Memorial University and is currently completing her M.A. in public and applied folklore.  Terra is completing a workterm with the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of her M.A. program.  Her...


Dec 10, 2015

For years, Marnie Parsons studied, taught, reviewed, and edited poetry and children’s literature.  In 2000, shortly after moving to St. John’s, she began learning letterpress printing from book artist Tara Bryan, and established Running the Goat Books and Broadsides. Initially an occasional imprint, Running the Goat...


Dec 3, 2015

Ralph Barrett  was born in Upper Island Cove and is founding member of the Avalon Sail Squadron who served as the Commander of the Avalon for 4 years and was inducted into the Volunteer Hall of Fame as a result of his work with numerous organizations.  Ralph is also a painter and has an avid love of fossils.  We discuss...