Events

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Poets: Marion Quednau, Barbara Nickels
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Mission Community Library, Fraser Valley Regional Library
Address: 33247 Second Avenue, Mission, BC

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Poets: Candice James, Jacqueline Maire, Alejandro Mujica-Olea, Eileen Kernaghan
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: New Westminster Public Library
Address: 716 Sixth Avenue, New Westminster, BC

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Poets: Kim Goldberg, Leanne McIntosh, David Fraser
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Wellington Branch, Vancouver Island Regional Library
Address: 3032 Barons Road, Nanaimo, BC

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Poets: Christine Lowther
Time: 3 p.m.
Library: Tofino Public Library, Vancouver Island Regional Library
Address: 331 Main Street, Tofino, BC

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Poet:
Susan McCaslin
Name of Reading Series/Festival: The Well Reading Series
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Venue: The Well, 821 Fort St., Victoria, BC http://www.ekstasiseditions.com/
Cover: Free
Event Details: Susan McCaslins will be the featured reader of the evening, reading from her newly published volunme of poetry, Demeter Goes SkydiAward-winning poet Susan McCaslin exercises the profound motherdaughter trauma forged in the Demeter-Persephone myth with unapologetic modernity. This sequence takes on a novel life all its own: Hades steals away the maiden into a cult/culture of distorted body image, addiction, high anxiety, and rampant consumerism. Mother Demeter must negotiate this alien world of health clubs, paparazzi,and so-called reality shows locked in spiritual winter. McCaslin’s lyrics are by turns profound, hilarious, and devastating as she journeys to the heart of a mother’s love for her daughter. Here is poetry that seeks ties to the past inside the present, poetry that speaks to us all.

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Poets: Beryl Baigent
Time: 6: 45 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Library: Nanaimo Wellington Branch, Vancouver Island Regional Library
Address: 3032 Barons Road, Nanaimo, BC

Date: Friday, April 15, 2011
Poets: Beryl Baigent
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Library: Campbell River Branch, Vancouver Island Regional Library
Address: 1240 Shoppers Row, Campbell River, BC

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Poets: Kamal Parmar
Time: 2 p.m.
Library: South Cowichan Branch, Vancouver Island Regional Library
Address: 310-2720 Mill Bay Road, Mill Bay, BC

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Poets: Beryl Baigent
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Library: Nanaimo Harbourfront Branch, Vancouver Island Regional Library
Address: 90 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Poet:
Kamal Parmar
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Vancouver Island Regional Library–South Cowichan
Box–118 310-2720 Mill Bay Road
Mill Bay, BCwww.virl.bc.ca
Cover: Free
Event Details: A solo reading will be conducted by Ms. Kamal Parmar at the Vancouver Island South Cowichan branch of the library. Kamal will read poems out of her newly publiashed  titled–” Fleeting Shadows.”, which is a series of .memeory poems’ about her childhood memories in India, juxtaposed with her life in Canada.These thought-provoking set of poems are a journey of self-discovery to the reader. She also explores the untouched beauty of nature that is all around us, and which we often fail to see.

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Poets: Beryl Baigent
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Library: Qualicum Beach Branch, Vancouver Island Regional Library
Date:101-660 Primrose Street, Qualicum Beach, BC

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Poets: Beryl Baigent
Time: 2 – 3 p.m.
Library: Courtney Branch, Vancouver Island Regional Library
Date: 300 6th Street, Courtney, BC

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Poets: Ray Hsu, Kevin Spenst, Kim Fu, Andrea Bennett
Time: All day
Library: Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch
Address: 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

ALBERTA

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Poets: Andy Michaelson, Joanne Osborne-Paulson, Timothy P. Cusack
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: St. Albert Public Library
Address: 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Poet:
Dymphny Dronyk, Angela Kublik, Pierrette Requier and Gayle Sacuta
Name of Reading Series/Festival: 5th Annual Evening of Poetry
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Strathcona County Library, 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park, AB
www.sclibrary.ab.ca
Cover: $5
Event Details: In celebration of National Poetry Month, please join us for an evening of poetry, featuring readings by Dymphny Dronyk, Angela Kublik, Pierrette Requier and Gayle Sacuta, poets from the Alberta anthologies Home and Away and Writing the Land. The evening will also include an open mike session for those who are interested in sharing their own works. Wine and cheese will be served.

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Poet:
Susan McCaslin, with E.D. Blodgett and Kath MacLean
Name of Reading Series/Festival: The Calgary Public Library Noon Hour Series
Time: 12 noon
Venue: Calgary Public Library
Main Branch, 616 Macleon Trail SE, Calgary, AB
Cover: None
Event Details: Susan will be reading from her new volume of poetry, Demeter Goes Skydiving, along with poets E.M. Blodgett and Cath McLean.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Poet:
Susan McCaslin, with E.D. Blodgett and Kath MacLean
Name of Reading Series/Festival: Literary Cocktails
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Venue: University of Alberta Faculty Club
Saskatchewan Dr. & 116th St., Edmonton, AB
Cover: None
Event Details: The University of Alberta Press will be launching Susan’s eleventh volume of poetry, Demeter Goes Skydiving, a contemporary exploration of the Demeter-Persephone myth.

SASKATCHEWAN

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Poets: Lynda Monahan, Veryl Coghill
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: John M. Cuelenaere Public Library
Address: 125 12th Street E., Prince Albert, SK

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Poets: Robert Currie, Greg Simison, Glen Sorestad, Kelly-Anne Riess
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Library: Moose Jaw Public Library
Address: 461 Langdon Crescent, Moose Jaw, SK

MANITOBA

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Poets: Charles LeBlanc, Alison Calder
Time: 12:00 noon
Library: Millennium Library – Winnipeg Public Library
Address: 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Poets: Colin Smith, Deborah Schnitzer
Time: 12:00 noon
Library: Millennium Library – Winnipeg Public Library
Address: 251 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB

ONTARIO

Date: FIRST TUESDAY
Poet(s): open mic spoken word/poetry/music event
Name of Reading Series/Festival: poetry @ the artel
Time: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Venue: the artel
205 Sydenahm Street, Kingston, ON
Cover: Free
Event Details: Launched in May 2009,this is a monthly open mic predominantly poetry/spoken word reading series, but also welcomes original prose and acoustic music. Held in a warm and receptive venue. Event notice of the event is sent out 2 weeks prior on facebook and through email to interested poets/guests.

Date: THIRD THURSDAY
Poet(s): Please visit website for this month’s features: www.hotsaucedwords.ca
Name of Reading Series/Festival: Hot-Sauced Words Poetry and Spoken Word Performances
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Black Swan Tavern
154 Danforth Ave., 2nd floor (just east of Broadview), Toronto, ON
Cover: PWYC
Event Details: A minimum of 2 featured readers every month, one male, one female. Interactive responses between audience and poets. Best open mic in town.(Come early to sign up). Poetry Themed Writing Challenge each show. Win a beverage of your choice.
Winners for best poem and performance as selected by the audience. Organized and Hosted by James Dewar.

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2011
Poet(s): Barbara E. Hunt
Name of Reading Series/Festival: Debut Poetry Book Launch
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Chatterpaul’s Restaurant
3500 Brock Street North, Whitby, ON
www.chatterpauls.com
Cover: None
Event Details: Come celebrate the launch of Barbara’s debut poetry collection

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Poets: Bianca Lakoseljac
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Library: Barrie Public Library
Address: 60 Worsley Street, Barrie, ON, L4M 1L6

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Poet(s): Inge Israel
Name of Reading Series/Festival: Art Bar Poetry Series
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Clinton’s
693 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
www.clintonstavern.com
Cover: None
Event Details: On April 5, Inge Israel will be reading from her new poetry collection Beckett Soundings at the Art Bar poetry series in Toronto. The Art Bar takes place on Tuesday evenings at 8 pm at Clinton’s, 693 Bloor Street West, Toronto. It is recognized as Canada’s longest running poetry-only weekly reading series. For more information, check the Art Bar website: www.artbar.org.

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Poets: Honey Novick, Debbie Ouellette
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Library: Oakwood Village Public Library, Toronto Public Library
Address: 341 Oakwood Avenue, Toronto, ON

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Poets: Blaine Marchand, Craig Poile, Paul Tyler, Ronnie R. Brown
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Rosemount Branch, Ottawa Public Library
Address: 18 Rosemount Avenue, Ottawa, ON

Date: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Poets: Julie Berry
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: London Public Library
Address: 167 Wortley Road, London, ON

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Poets: Andrea Thompson, Tanya Neumeyer, Krystle Mullin
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Bloor Gladstone Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address: 1101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON

Date: Friday, April 8, 2011
Poets: Honey Novick
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Library: Guelph Public Library
Address: 100 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON

Date: Friday, April 8, 2011
Poets: Beryl Baigent
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Library: Thamesford Public Library
Address: 165 Dundas Street, PO Box 220, Thamesford, ON

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Poets: Ann Elizabeth Carson, Allan Briesmaster, Julie McNeill, Kent Bowman
Time: 2 p.m.
Library: Beaches Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address: 2161 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2011
Poet(s): Cheryl Antao-Xavier, Anna Yin, J. Nichole Noel, Sandy MacIntyre, Brandon Pitts, etc
Name of Reading Series/Festival: Poetry Month Multicultural Poetry
Time: 12:00 noon
Venue: Moonshine Cafe
137 Kerr St at Rebecca, Oakville, ON
Cover: None
Event Details: A celebration of Canadian multicultural poetry by poets of different ethnic backgrounds

Date: Monday, April 11, 2011
Poets: Bruce Hunter
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Kitchener Public Library
Address: 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener, ON

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Poets: Kate Marshall Flaherty, Allan Briesmaster, Caroline Morgan diGiovanni
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Wychwood Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address: 1431 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Poets: Paulos Ioannou, Honey Novick, Joan Sutcliffe
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: S. Walter Stewart Branch, Toronto, Public Library
Address: 170 Memorial Park Ave., Toronto, ON

Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Poets: Honey Novick
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Library: Pape Danforth Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address: 701 Pape Avenue, Toronto, ON

Date: Thursday, 14, 2011
Poets: Frances Ward, James Deahl, Bernadette Rule, Stan White
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Library: Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch
Address: 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Poets: Honey Novick, Paulos Ioannou, Mary E. Milne
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Lillian H. Smith Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address: 239 College Street, Toronto, ON

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2011
Poets: Sharon Marcus
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Yorkville Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address: 22 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, ON

Date: Friday, April 15, 2011
Poets: Ellen S. Jaffe
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Library: Midland Public Library
Address: 320 King Street, Midland, ON

Date: Friday, April 15, 2011
Poets: Jill Battson, rob mclennan, David Hickey, Elizabeth Zetlin
Time: TBD
Library: G. Gordon King Centre, Cobourg Public Library
Address: 200 Ontario Street, Cobourg, ON

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Poet(s): Jim Nason
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Venue: Edward Day Gallery
925 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Cover: Free
Event Details: Jim Nason will be launching his third collection of poetry, “Narcissus Unfolding”.

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2011
Poets: Lorna Crozier
Time: TBD
Library: Stirling-Rawdon Public Library
Address: 43 West Front Street, Stirling, ON

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Poets: Robert Priest
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Library: Pape Danforth Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address: 701 Pape Avenue, Toronto, ON

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Poets: Stella Ducker, Graham Ducker, Paulos Ioannou, Honey Novick
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Northview Public Library
Address: 250 Beatrice Street East, Oshawa, ON

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Poets: Clara Blackwood, Merle Nudelman, Sheila Stewart, Elana Wolff, John Oughton, Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Parkdale Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address: 1303 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Poets: Blaine Marchand, Craig Poile, Sandra Ridley, Ronnie R. Brown
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Carlingwood Branch, Ottawa Public Library
Address: 281 Woodrotte, Ottawa, ON

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Poets: Karen Solie, Mark Truscott, Dionne Brand, Lillian Necakov-Avalos
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Library: High Park Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address: 228 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Poets: Ken Babstock, Sharon Thesen, Matt Rader
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Locke Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address: 3083 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Poets: Mark Dunn, Jena Schmitt
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Sault Ste. Marie Public Library, Main Branch
Address: 50 East Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2011
Poets: Honey Novick, Charles Bobus Nicardo Murray, Debbie Ouellette
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Library: Jane/Dundas Branch, Toronto Public Library
Address: 620 Jane Street, Toronto, ON

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011
Poet(s): Cheryl Antao-Xavier
Name of Reading Series/Festival: Book launch for Bruised but Unbroken: poems
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Courtneypark Library, Mississauga
730 Courtneypark Drive West, Mississauga, ON L5W 1L9
Cover: None
Event Details: Book launch of Bruised but Unbroken: poems by Cheryl Antao-Xavier, IOWI, 2011. Poems on violence/empowerment of women and the environment.

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2011
Poet(s): Garry Gottfriedson
Name of Reading Series/Festival: Lit Live Reading Series
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Venue: The Sky Dragon Centre
27 King William Street, Hamilton, ON
www.skydragon.org
Cover: None
Event Details: On Sunday, June 5th, Garry Gottfriedson (author of Skin Like Mine and Whiskey Bullets) will be reading at Lit Live in Hamilton, Ontario. The Lit Live reading series is held on the first Sunday of the month at The Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street, Hamilton. Start Time: 7:30 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Poet(s): Garry Gottfriedson
Name of Reading Series/Festival: Art Bar Poetry Series
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Clinton’s
693 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON
www.clintonstavern.com
Cover: None
Event Details: On Tuesday, June 7, Garry Gottfriedson will be doing a reading from his new poetry collection Skin Like Mine at the Art Bar Poetry Series in Toronto. The evening’s readings begin at 8pm. The Art Bar Poetry Series takes place every Tuesday at Clinton’s, 693 Bloor St. W., Toronto. It’s free, but donations are appreciated.

QUEBEC

Date: Friday, April 1, 2011
Poets: Stephen Heighton
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Atwater Library
Address: 1200 Atwater Avenue, Westmount, QC

NEW BRUNSWICK

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Poets: Joe Blades, Nela Rio
Time: 3 p.m.
Library: Fredericton Public Library
Address: 12 Carlton Street, Fredericton, NB

NOVA SCOTIA

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Poets: Sue Goyette
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: New Glasgow Public Library
Address: 182 Dalhousie Street, New Glasgow, NS

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Poets: Pam Calabrese MacLeane
Time: 7 p.m.
Library: Antigonish Public Library
Address: College Street, Antigonish, NS

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2011
Poets: Carol Little
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Library: Summerside Rotary Library
Address: 192 Water Street, Summerside, PE

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