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FIA Talk: Zachary Cahill

Join Fogo Island Arts for a talk by artist Zachary Cahill August 2nd in Seldom (location TBA). Event begins at 6:30pm; all are welcome.

FIA Talk: Zachary Cahill

Join Fogo Island Arts for a talk by artist Zachary Cahill August 2nd in Seldom (location TBA). Event begins at 6:30pm; all are welcome.

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Ethridge's Point Sea Side Fest

Ethridge's Point Sea Side Fest takes place August 4th and 5th in Joe Batt's Arm.

Ethridge's Point Sea Side Fest

Ethridge's Point Sea Side Fest takes place August 4th and 5th in Joe Batt's Arm.

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FIA Talk: Marion Coutts

Join Fogo Island Arts on Tuesday, August 7th, for a talk by writer-in-residence Marion Coutts at Fogo Island Inn cinema from 6:30-7:30pm. Coutts is an artist and writer, and will be reading from her first book, The Iceberg. Free & all are welcome. 

FIA Talk: Marion Coutts

Join Fogo Island Arts on Tuesday, August 7th, for a talk by writer-in-residence Marion Coutts at Fogo Island Inn cinema from 6:30-7:30pm. Coutts is an artist and writer, and will be reading from her first book, The Iceberg. Free & all are welcome. 

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Geology Hike: Change Islands

Join Geology at the Edge geologist-in-residence Jack Botsford and Change Islands Leader, Dave McConkey, on August 9th for a day trip to Change Islands. This will be a challenging hike on a new wilderness trail to examine an important geological contact on the southeast side of the island at Snow’s Cove. Please RSVP by contacting Jack at [email protected] in order to receive more details on this hike. 

Geology Hike: Change Islands

Join Geology at the Edge geologist-in-residence Jack Botsford and Change Islands Leader, Dave McConkey, on August 9th for a day trip to Change Islands. This will be a challenging hike on a new wilderness trail to examine an important geological contact on the southeast side of the island at Snow’s Cove. Please RSVP by contacting Jack at [email protected] in order to receive more details on this hike. 

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Brimstone Head Folk Festival

The annual Brimstone Head Folk Festival running from August 10th-12th in the town of Fogo.

Brimstone Head Folk Festival

The annual Brimstone Head Folk Festival running from August 10th-12th in the town of Fogo.

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Geology Talk: Jack Botsford

Geology at the Edge presents a talk by geologist-in-residence Jack Botsford entitled "Little Fogo Islands and Santorini: Islands in the Sun" August 15th from 6:30-7:15pm at Fogo Island Inn cinema. Join us to explore volcanic terraces near and far. Free & all are welcome.

Geology Talk: Jack Botsford

Geology at the Edge presents a talk by geologist-in-residence Jack Botsford entitled "Little Fogo Islands and Santorini: Islands in the Sun" August 15th from 6:30-7:15pm at Fogo Island Inn cinema. Join us to explore volcanic terraces near and far. Free & all are welcome.

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Geology at the Edge: Workshop for Kids

Join Geology at the Edge summer student Maggie Whelan and geologist-in-residence Jack Botsford for an afternoon of learning about how crystals grow on August 16th from 2:00-5:00pm at Fogo Island Geology Centre. Free & all are welcome.

Geology at the Edge: Workshop for Kids

Join Geology at the Edge summer student Maggie Whelan and geologist-in-residence Jack Botsford for an afternoon of learning about how crystals grow on August 16th from 2:00-5:00pm at Fogo Island Geology Centre. Free & all are welcome.

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FIA FILM: Death by Design

All are welcome to join Fogo Island Arts August 16th at Fogo Island Inn cinema for a screening of Death by Design (Sue Williams, USA, 2016, 73 min). This film investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. Event begins at 6:30pm.

FIA FILM: Death by Design

All are welcome to join Fogo Island Arts August 16th at Fogo Island Inn cinema for a screening of Death by Design (Sue Williams, USA, 2016, 73 min). This film investigates the underbelly of the electronics industry and reveals how even the smallest devices have deadly environmental and health costs. Event begins at 6:30pm.

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Leonard Stockl in Residence for Geology at the Edge

Leonard Stockl arrives on Fogo Island August 20th for his first residency with Geology at the Edge. 

Leonard Stockl in Residence for Geology at the Edge

Leonard Stockl arrives on Fogo Island August 20th for his first residency with Geology at the Edge. 

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FIA Talk: Aslan Gaisumov

Join Fogo Island Arts for a talk by artist Aslan Gaisumov August 28th at Fogo Island Inn cinema. Event begins at 6:30pm; all are welcome.

FIA Talk: Aslan Gaisumov

Join Fogo Island Arts for a talk by artist Aslan Gaisumov August 28th at Fogo Island Inn cinema. Event begins at 6:30pm; all are welcome.

Resources
and Video

Reading list

Non-Fiction

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher

Becoming Human Jean Vanier

Becoming Human by Jean Vanier

Prosperity Without Growth Tim Jackson

Prosperity Without Growth by Tim Jackson

Culture by Zygmunt Bauman

Culture in a Liquid Modern World by Zygmunt Bauman

The Necessary Revolution by Peter Senge

The Necessary Revolution by Peter Senge

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Sacred Economics by Charles Eisenstein

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez

Toward Sustainable Communities by Mark Roseland

Toward Sustainable Communities by Mark Roseland

This is Water by David Foster Wallace

This is Water by David Foster Wallace

Cod by Mark Kurlansky

Cod by Mark Kurlansky

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

Dictionary of Newfoundland English

The Dismal Science by Stephen A. Marglin

The Dismal Science by Stephen A. Marglin

Resilience by Andrew Zolli

Resilience by Andrew Zolli

Economics of Good and Evil by Tomas Sedlacek

Economics of Good and Evil by Tomas Sedlacek

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

Salt by Mark Kurlansky

Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara by Tim Robinson

Setting Foot on the Shores of Connemara by Tim Robinson

The Solution Revolution by William D. Eggers & Paul MacMillan

The Solution Revolution by William D. Eggers & Paul MacMillan

The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky

The Big Oyster by Mark Kurlansky

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

The Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard

The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew B. Crawford

The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew B. Crawford

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

A Guide for the Perplexed by E. F. Schumacher

A Guide for the Perplexed by E. F. Schumacher

Fiction

A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland

A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq

The Possibility of an Island by Michel Rouellebecq

February by Lisa Moore

February by Lisa Moore

Hard Light by Michael Crummey

Hard Light by Michael Crummey

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

Levels of Life by Julian Barnes

The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston

The Navigator of New York by Wayne Johnston

Salka Valka by Halldor Laxness

Salka Valka by Halldor Laxness

The Big Why by Michael Winter

The Big Why by Michael Winter

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

Sweetland by Michael Crummey

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Wayfinders by Wade Davis

The Wayfinders by Wade Davis

By The Rivers of Brooklyn by Trudy Morgan-Cole

By The Rivers of Brooklyn by Trudy Morgan-Cole

Press

Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island Shop

Fogo Island Arts

Fogo Island Fish

New Ocean Ethic