Harmony Bazaar looking for a few good volunteers

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The crowd enjoys a past Harmony Bazaar in Lockeport.

Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song Society is in the midst of organizing its 9th edition of its signature music festival and is looking for a little help.

Mary-Anne Taylor-Crowell, festival volunteer coordinator, is organizing the Volunteer Recruitment Tea on May 25 at the Lockeport Recreation Centre from 2-4 p.m.  She will have descriptions of all volunteer positions and signup sheets for those interested in becoming a volunteer. 

She will also have information for returning volunteers as well.   Those interested are asked to attend, call 656-2565, or send an email to mary-annecrowell@live.ca.

 This year’s festival will feature a full line-up of female artists.  The multi-genre festival has received multiple nominations for Event of the Year at Nova Scotia Music Week, and has won Presenter of the Year from The Atlantic Presenters Association for its work in bringing such well known Canadian performers as Rita McNeil, Serena Ryder, and Michelle Wright to Lockeport.  The 2014 edition will focus on the musical genres of R&B and Blues with Juno winning headliner Jully Black, and a host of East Coast performers.

“Having so many people come to the Town of Lockeport to see the music acts we thought we might give other female artists the opportunity to present their talents”, offered Errin Williams Spidle, festival artistic director. 

Harmony Bazaar Festival over the past few years have brought film, theater, dance, visual art, and literature into the festive weekend schedule. 

“Every time we add new programs or events we need new volunteers to work them”, Spidle added, “the volunteer might be greeting festival guests, operating an LCD projector, making coffee and tea, or providing security.  All the volunteer positions are essential to the smooth running of the festival.”

 An event new to 2014 is a debate on Self Publishing in the world of literature.  Local author and publisher Kathleen Tudor will discuss her experiences in traditional print publishing and the follow up book to Dirty Deeds continuing the story of character Kate Williams, The House on Burnt Hill.  Yarmouth author and e-publisher Thea Atkinson will discuss self publishing on the Internet as well as her latest futuristic dark fantasy series about a young heroine Theta Waves.

The similarities, differences, and trends of both types of publishing will be discussed and the audience will be given the chance to ask questions.   Aspiring writers and book lovers are encouraged to attend this event. 

“These are the types of events we are hoping to attract new volunteers for,” explains Taylor Crowell.

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