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Poets @ Artfest V, Part 2

First hour of a two hour show featuring, from the second and third sessions of the first day of the 3-day Poets @ Artfest V poetry festival on June 29th, you’ll hear readings by Kate Marshall Flaherty, Ashna Asim, Billie Kearns, and Erin Boyce. Second hour of a two hour show featuring, from the remainder of the third session of the first day of the 3-day Poets @ Artfest V poetry festival on June 29th, you’ll hear readings by Judith Popiel, Ashley-Elizabeth Best, and Alyssa Cooper.

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Two Summer Poetry Festivals

First hour featuring, from the June 22nd Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s Hillside Poetry Stage you’ll hear readings by Olivia Ows, then Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang, a musical interlude by Kingston Symphony Orchestra violinists Julia McFarlane and Erika Sloos, and then a final reading by Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux. Second hour featuring, from the first 2 sessions of the first day of the 3-day Poets @ Artfest V poetry festival on June 29th, you’ll hear readings by Jennie Marshall, Nadia Pacey, Kinman Young Tai, and Tim Murphy.

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Recent Open Mic Readings

First hour featuring, from the June 4th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic monthly reading, you’ll hear readings by Devin G.A., Gwen Whitford, Meg Freer, Cori Mayhew, Bob MacKenzie, Billie Kearns, Dale Tracy, Ben Charland, Lyle Merriam, Sasha Hill, Tia Lunn, Michael Casteels, Ken Chin, Allison Chisholm, Alyssa Cooper, Eric Folsom, Brent Raycroft, Jill Glatt, and Nadia Pacey. Second hour featuring, from again the June 4th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic monthly reading, you’ll hear readings by Bruce Kauffman, Jemma Dooreleyers, Lee-Ann Taras, Kinman, Michelle McTague, Devin G.A., Gwen Whitford, Meg Freer, Cori Mayhew, Bob MacKenzie, Dale Tracy, Ben Charland, Lyle Merriam, Tia Lunn, Michael Casteels, Ken Chin, Allison Chisholm, Alyssa Cooper, Eric Folsom, Brent Raycroft, and again Bruce Kauffman.

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Poets @ Artfest V, Part 1

First hour featuring, with Poets @ Artfest V coming up this weekend in its 5th year in that annual series, I’ve selected 6 readings from the first two sessions of the first day of the very first festival in 2015. In this hour, you’ll hear readings by Paul Kelley, Elizabeth Greene, and John Donlan. Second hour featuring, from again the original Poets @ Artfest in 2015, you’ll hear readings by Alyssa Cooper, David Pratt, and Susan Olding.

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Two Book Launches and an Open Mic

First hour featuring, from a June 3rd book launch and reading event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Ashley-Elizabeth Best reading from selected work, and John Barton reading from and launching his new collection of essays, memoirs, and manifestos, We Are Note Avatars. Following that, from the June 4th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic monthly reading, you’ll hear readings by Jemma Dooreleyers, Lee-Ann Taras, Kin Man, and Michelle McTague. Second hour featuring, from a June 6th book launch and reading event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Mark Bourrie reading from and launching his new book, Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre–Esprit Radisson.

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An Interview and Two Book Launches

First hour featuring a very recent telephone interview I conducted with Mary Lee Bragg, with her recently released collection of poetry called ‘The Landscape That Isn’t There’, and ahead of her upcoming appearance with it at Poetry @ Artfest V in just 2 weeks. Following that, from a June 1st launch and reading event featuring 2 novels at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Nancy Jo Cullen with her ‘The Western Alienation Merit Badge’, and Becky Blake with her ‘Proof I Was Here’. Second hour from from a May 30th book launch and reading event, you’ll hear Therese Greenwood discussing her book about the Fort McMurray wildfires, ‘What You Take With You’.

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May 26 Toronto Book Launch: Gutteridge, Kolacz, Lee, Kauffman

First hour featuring, from the John B. Lee Signature Series 2019 Spring Launch held in Toronto on May 26th, you’ll hear an introduction by Hidden Brook Press Publisher Richard M. Grove, opening remarks by John B. Lee and, in Don’s behalf, his reading of Donald Gutteridge’s poems from his “The Star-Brushed Horizon”, and then Eva Kolacz reading from her “Whatever We Are”. Second hour featuring and continuing with that launch event, you’ll hear Bruce Kauffman reading from his “an evening absence still waiting for moon”, a reading by John B. Lee, and then open mic readings by April Bulmer, Tom Gannon Hamilton, and Laurence Hutchman.

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Open Mic Readings and Other Work

First hour featuring, from the May 7th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading in that monthly series, you’ll hear readings by Allison Chisholm, Michael Casteels, Judith Popiel, and Bruce Kauffman in the first round, and then from the second round – Ron Chase, Kinman, Gwen Whitford, Colleen Lyons, Quentin Kerr, Cori Mayhew, Sasha Hill, Bob Mackenzie, Meg Freer, Ken Chin, and Ky Pearce. Second hour featuring and continuing with the May 7th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading, you’ll hear the remaining readings of the second and final round that evening: Lyle Merriam, Chantel Lavoie, Tia Lunn, Jill Glatt, Allison Chisholm, Michael Casteels, and Bruce Kauffman. Following that, I’ll air a couple of recorded poems by a Paris, France poet – Malik Ameer Crumpler, and following his poems I’ll share work from a few of the cd’s of other poet’s work I have.

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Book Launch and Open Mic Readings

First hour featuring, from an April 22nd book launch event held at Novel Idea Bookstore, you’ll hear Amy Spurway reading from her debut novel Crow, Victoria Hetherington reading from her debut novel Mooncalves, Scott Forthingham from his novel The Rest is Silence, and Tim Conley with his collection of short stories Collapsible. Then from the first round of the May 7th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading in that monthly series, you’ll hear readings by Ron Chase, Adan Jerreat-Poole, and Kinman. Second hour featuring and continuing with the May 7th ‘and the journey continues’ open mic event, you’ll hear readings by Gwen Whitford, Bethmarie Michalska, Devin G.A., Colleen Lyons, Quentin Kerr, Cori Mayhew, Sasha Hill, Bob MacKenzie, Meg Freer, Ken Chin, Ky Pearce, Lyle Merriam, Chantel Lavoie, Ali Dixon, Tia Lunn, and Jill Glatt.

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Youth Event and Open Mic

First hour featuring, from a May 1st Viva Voce event called ‘Languages’ held at the KFPL, you’ll hear readings or performances by Alyssa Cooper, Myriam Bouti, Gabrielle Pulver, and Sawsan Mohammed. Second hour featuring, continuing with the Viva Voce event, you’ll hear a reading by Alexandra King-Mushey, and Rogan Gowan-Day. Then, from the April 2nd ‘and the journey continues’ open mic reading, you’ll hear readings by Michael Casteels, Sarah Emtage, Bob MacKenzie, Carlos Sanchez, Kinman, Sasha Hill, Dale Tracy, Erin Boyce, Eric Folsom, Ariane, and Bruce Kauffman.

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