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October 25, 2016, 8:00 pm

Your Host: TBA

Our Feature Readers:

Al Moritz
A. F. Moritz has written more than twenty books of poetry, and has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. His collection The Sentinel won the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize, was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, and was a Globe and Mail Top 100 of the Year. His most recent collection is Sequence. He lives in Toronto.

Donna Langevin
Donna Langevin's poems have been published in Arc, Antigonish Review, CV2, Descant and Grain. She won first prize in the TOPS Contest (Spring theme, 2008) and third prize in the Food for Thought Anthology, 2016.Winner of the Cyclamens and Swords contest in 2009, she was short-listed for Descant's Winston Collins Best Poem of the Year, 2010 and won second prize in the GritLIT Poetry Competition in 2014. Donna Langevin's recent poetry collections include In the Café du Monde, Hidden Brook Press, 2008 and The Laundress of Time, Aeolus Press, 2015. Her plays The Dinner and Bargains in the New World won the Eden Mills Festival script competitions in 2014 and 2015.

Ariane Blackman
Ariane Blackman has been writing poetry since she was about seven. Her first book of published poems, No One Sleeps, was published by LyricalMyrical Press in 2012 - a long time after those first early poems. She is currently working on a memoir about her mother who survived the Second World War in Poland and Russia through her courage and quiet instinct.

November 1, 2016, 8:00 pm

Your Host: Stanly Fefferman

Our Feature Readers:

Tom Hamilton
Founder and host of the Toronto Urban Folk Art Salon, Tom has been featured at Linda Stitt's and Norm Cristofoli's Words and Music Salons, The Bohemian Embassy, Café May and the Calgary Readers Series. He has been an Ontario Arts Council Poet in the Schools and has worked in the Salvadoran Artist's Cooperative "Tizon" as well as for the Nicaraguan Institute of Culture. With University of Calgary Endowment funding, he produced "Inside the Words", which traced the rise of Dub Poetry and predicted the spoken word revolution. For this, he received an MA to add to his BA in Anthropology, which focused on comparative oral and literate culture. His PhD research into the literate practices of school- age poets earned him a Doctorate in Education. Dr. Hamilton had been published in the Dalhousie, Hart House, Whetstone, Blue Buffalo, Transforms, Blood & Aphorisms lit. reviews. His books of poetry, "Bellicose Veins" and "Deer Crossing" are available online from Book Baby, Amazon/Kindle and Chapters/Indigo.

Niki Koulouris
Niki Koulouris was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her poetry and prose has appeared in The Cortland Review, Space, Metro Magazine, Subtext Magazine and The Age. A beer enthusiast, she has been known to start spontaneous lists on napkins of her top India Pale Ales. Niki lives in Toronto. Shortlisted for the 2014 Wesley Michel Wright Prize and the ReLit Award, The sea with no one in it is her first book.

Rudy Fearon
Rudy Fearon is a past member of the Art Bar Reading series. He works with the University of Toronto where his papers is being archived by the Tomas Fisher Rare books Library. His books are also published in ebook format by Amazom Kindle.

The Art Bar Poetry Series is recognized as the longest running
poetry-only reading series in Canada - 25 Years!

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