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Our New Schedule - - - - and Win cash on the Open Mic



25-Jun-19 , 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Your Host: 00-Jan-00

Our Feature Readers:

rasiqra revulva
Rasiqra Revulva is a queer femme writer, multi-media artist, editor, musician, performer, SciComm advocate, and Databat. Her debut collection Cephalopography will be published by Wolsak & Wynn in 2020. "If You Forget the Whipped Cream, You're No Good As A Woman" (Gap Riot Press, 2018) is her second chapbook. Learn more at @rasiqra_revulva and @thedatabats.

Kate Marshall Flaherty
Kate Marshall Flaherty’s recent books, are “Stone Soup,” Quattro Books, and “Reaching V,” Guernica Editions. She’s been published in journals such as CV2, Descant, Grain, Malahat Review and Vallum, was Shortlisted for Descant’s Best Canadian Poem, the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize and Robert Frost Poetry Prizes and guides StillPoint Writers’ Retreats.

Shane Neilson
Shane Neilson is a poet, physician, and critic who is currently completing his PhD in the English and Cultural Studies Department of McMaster University. He published Dysphoria, his final installment in his affect trilogy, with the Porcupine's Quill in Spring 2017. He edits for Frog Hollow Press, Anstruther Press, and Hamilton Arts & Letters magazine.

02-Jul-19 , 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Your Host: 00-Jan-00

Our Feature Readers:

Jeremy Colangelo
Jeremy Colangelo is a writer, editor, and scholar from St. Catharines, Ontario, whose work has appeared in such places as The Dalhousie Review, EVENT, and The Puritan. He has a PhD in English from the University of Western Ontario.

Jeannine Pitas
"Things Seen and Unseen marks the debut poetry collection from Jeannine Marie Pitas. Jeannine Marie Pitas hails from Buffalo, New York. She is the author of three poetry chapbooks and the Spanish-English translator of several poets and writers. Her most recent translation, An Introduction to Octavio Paz by renowned Mexican writer Alberto Ruy-Sánchez, was published by Mosaic Press in 2019. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Comparative Literature and currently teaches literature, writing and Spanish at the University of Dubuque. "

Stephen Humphrey
Stephen Humphrey is a writer, radio programmer and ‘gentleman naturalist’. He’s created four radio documentaries for CBC Radio’s IDEAs about bee intelligence, life in the universe, going to Mars and the human microbiome. His ‘Odes to Solitary Bees’ tanka poems have appeared in videos, art galleries and outdoor installations. His tiny little bee poem, “Ode To Minerva” can be viewed on an ‘audio bee cabinet’ at the High Park Nature Centre. He is currently working on an ecology book with the working title ‘Peak Pollen’. He’s the author of “Zone Boy and the Worm of Incidence”, a flash fiction sci fi serial.

09-Jul-19 , 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Your Host: 00-Jan-00

Our Feature Readers:

Stedmond Pardy
Stedmond Pardy is a left handed Poet, originally from the lakeshore Mimico area, but Now residing in...Tartarus, the Quotes "An Artist is an Instrument through which the universe reveals itself" & "word poetry is for Every man, but soul poetry alas, is not heavily distributed" are the words he TRIES to live by.

Brenda Clews
BRENDA CLEWS is an African-Canadian poet, artist, videopoet, photographer and editor. She has a chapbook, ‘the luminist poems’ (LyricalMyrical Press, 2013), a full-length poetry collection, Tidal Fury (Guernica Editions, 2016) and a novella, Fugue in Green (Quattro Books, 2017). She has had a number of solo art and group shows. Her artwork has appeared in books and as journal covers. Her poetry has been published in numerous print and on-line journals. She hosts Poetry & Music Salons in Toronto. Her website is brendaclews.com.

Adebe DeRang-Adem
Adebe DeRango-Adem is a writer and former attendee of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (Naropa University), where she mentored with poets Anne Waldman and Amiri Baraka. She is the author of three full-length poetry books to date: Ex Nihilo (Frontenac House, 2010), Terra Incognita (Inanna Publications, 2015), and The Unmooring (Mansfield Press, 2018).




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