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Sounding the Road for National Poetry Month 2016

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Place: OCAD U Learning Zone, 122 St. Patrick Street, Toronto Time: 7:00 pm (open mic sign up by 6:45 pm) Cost: none This National Poetry Month reading features Andrea Thompson, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Robert Priest, Bänoo Zan, Mary Rykov, Catherine Black, Carrianne Leung and Lisa Myers PLUS open mic and Q & A hosted by Lillian […]

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Learn about CANOPY COHOUSING

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Welcome new Canadian immigrants!

I welcome new immigrants with music experiences designed to facilitate English language skills…

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Taraxacum officinale blooms

Happy New Year, one and all! Taraxacum officinale blooms in Issue 9 (Winter 2016) of the West Coast literary journal, Pulp Literature, a wonderful way to begin the year. I am grateful to the editors for selecting this poem for publication, and particularly to Mel Anastasiou for rendering the official Taraxacum officinale photograph (below) in a beautiful line drawing. Order […]

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Writers for Lifeline Syria Benefit Dec. 4, 2015

Date: Dec 4, 2015 Time: 6:30pm—l0:00pm Location: Quaker Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave (Avenue Rd/Bloor) Cost: $l0.00 Kudos to writer Sara Asyyed and journalists Vivien Fellegi and Nate Hendley, who teamed up to organize this fundraiser on behalf of Lifeline Syria. Enjoy poetry, stories, and music about Home and Exile. Silent auction items include theatre tickets, jewellery, […]

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2015 Ted Plantos Memorial Award

I am pleased to share the 2015 Ted Plantos Memorial Award from The Ontario Poetry Society with poet Denis Robillard. The award honours the memory of Ted Plantos by providing financial support to new poets and emerging writers to offset the cost of manuscript submissions. Thank you, The Ontario Poetry Society!

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Reading July 19, 2015: Plasticine Poetry

Plasticine Poetry Series Spoken Word and Open Stage Sunday, July 19 at 6:00 pm at Blackbird Bistro 993 Bloor Street West Featuring: Danila Botha, Edward Nixon, Mary Rykov, Vivek Shrava The Blackbird Bistro is fully wheelchair accessible. Food is available for purchase, but there is no liquor license. A hat will be passed (suggest optional $5) to […]

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“Tosca” poem

Access “Tosca” by clicking the link: http://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2013/07/tosca/ Cheers to the Literary Review of Canada in the run-up to their 25th anniversary. All best wishes to their continued success for the next twenty-five years…

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Apple cake poem

Access my mother’s apple cake recipe by clicking on the link below. Variations of this cake, imported from Russia’s Pale of Settlement, became a staple in Toronto’s Palmerston Avenue immigrant community in the early 20th century. But disregard my poetic licence because Mother was right — do peel the apples for a better cake texture. Also substitute pears or plums for […]

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Words Sing for National Poetry Month, April 2015

Words Sing — Teen Poetry Workshop and Performance Celebrate National Poetry Month this April 2015. Join us as we play with words and make them sing. We will learn about poems and poets and build a poetry chapbook of our poems to share with the library public. No prior experience is needed. Workshop Dates: April 9 […]

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