Livewords on hiatus till autumn 2015

This is the way the words pause.
Not with a bang but a whisper.

Livewords is as of now officially on hiatus till autumn 2015.

In the interim we will be going through our archives. Starting to post videos. Looking for a new autumn venue and missing all of you!

Huge and hearty thanks to all our readers and audiences! 

We look forward to seeing you again in a few months. 

Livewords March: House Reading with Goldstein, Joosten, Praamsma and Sol.

Livewords, Thursday, March 5, 2015

David GoldsteinJulie JoostenWanda Praamsma and Adam Sol.

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We welcome you to arrrive at 7:30 pm – Readings will begin at 8:05 pm

We’re a house reading this month. Join us in a welcoming house at 459 Grace Street, steps south of Bloor and Christie Station[map]

Some light snacks will be provided. Feel free to BYOB but some libations will be provided.

We’ll ask for donations toward libations and most importantly pass the PWYC hat for our readers! 

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READER BIOS:

David B. Goldstein’s poetry has appeared in journals and anthologies throughout North America, including The Paris Review, The Malahat Review, filling Station, CV2, Epoch, Harp & Altar, Jubilat, 6×6, and Octopus. His first chapbook, Been Raw Diction, was published by Dusie Press in 2006. As a literary critic, food writer, and translator, he has published on a wide range of subjects, including Shakespeare, contemporary poetry, translation, cannibalism, philosophies of food, and the politics of Martha Stewart. His first book of criticism, Eating and Ethics in Shakespeare’s England, is due out this fall. His translations from Italian poetry appear in The FSG Book of 20th-Century Italian Poetry, among other publications. Goldstein lives with his family in Toronto, where he is Associate Professor of English at York University.

Julie Joosten lives in Toronto.  Her first book Light Light (Book Thug, 2013) was a finalist for the Governor General’s award. Her poems and reviews can be read in Lit,Lemon Hound, The Malahat Review, Jacket 2, and likestarlings.
Wanda Praamsma grew up in the Ottawa valley in Clayton, Ontario. Her poetry has appeared in Ottawater, 17 seconds, and Feathertale, and several literary non-fiction pieces have appeared in the Toronto Star, where she worked for several years as an editor. She has worked, studied, and lived at various points in Salamanca, Spain, Santiago, Chile, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and has travelled to many places in between and beyond, including Cuba, India, and the Balkans. Praamsma currently lives in Kingston, Ontario, and is working on an MFA in Creative Writing through the University of British Columbia. a thin line between is her first book of poetry. Find Praamsma at www.whywandawrites.com, or connect with her on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wpraamsma.
Adam Sol was born in New York and raised in New Fairfield, Connecticut. He graduated from Tufts University, from Indiana University with an M.F.A, and from the University of Cincinnati with a Ph.D. He has taught at York UniversityWilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Toronto Scarborough. He currently teaches at Laurentian University‘s campus in Barrie, Ontario. He lives in Toronto. He has published four collections of poetry Jonah’s promise: poems (Mid-List Press, 2000), Crowd of Sounds (Anansi, 2003), Jeremiah, Ohio (House of Anansi Press, 2008), and Complicity (McClelland & Stewart, 2014).

 

Winter – Spring Lineup – Livewords 2015

Here is our End of Winter and Spring Lineup for 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • David Goldstein
  • Julie Joosten
  • Wanda Praamsma 
  • Adam Sol 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Carousel Magazine Issue 35 Advance Launch Party, with Robin Richardson, Blair Trewartha, and many more. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015 – National Poetry Month EXTRA

  • Marc Di Saverio
  • Nicole Grimaldi
  • Michael Prior
  • Matt Rader

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • Brandy Ryan
  • Dale Smith
  • TBA

Thursday, June 4, 2015

  • Liz Howard
  • Jenny Sampirisi 
  • Elana Woolfe

Thursday, June 25, 2015 

  • 7th Anniversary Party – A night of curators and hosts.  

Livewords Jan 22 with Leman, Nguyen, Scherzinger & Tucker

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Livewords, Thursday, January 22, 2015 at betty’s basement (upstairs) at Betty’s, 240 King Street East – 2nd floor – [map]

We kick off 2015 with Dilys Leman, Hoa Nguyen, Claire Scherzinger and Aaron Tucker.

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Doors at 7:30 pm - Readings from 8:00 pm

Originally from Ottawa, Dilys Leman lives in Toronto and works as a writer in education research and international development. She has worked as an arts manager in professional theatre and dance, and was a member of a playwrights’ collective that staged new works for the Ottawa Fringe Festival. Her poetry sometimes takes the form of documentary drama, as in her debut collection,The Winter Count, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press (2014). Her chapbook, The Lunacy Commission, was published by Cactus Press in 2012 (Jim Johnstone, editor). Dilys’s poetry and short fiction have appeared in literary journals including Arc, Grain, Prairie Fire and CV2. She is a former winner of Arc’s Diana Brebner Prize (Honorable Mention) and Prairie Fire’s Fiction Prize (First Place).

Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Hoa Nguyen studied poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. With the poet Dale Smith, Nguyen founded Skanky Possum, a poetry journal and book imprint in Austin, TX, their home of 14 years. She is the author of nine books and chapbooks including As Long As Trees Last (Wave, 2012) and Red Juice: Poems 1998 – 2008 (Wave, 2014). She currently lives in Toronto where she curates a reading series, reads tarot, and teaches poetics. She can be found on the web at http://hoa-nguyen.com/

Claire Scherzinger is a graduate of OCAD University from the Drawing and Painting program. Her aim is to have a long and prosperous career in the international art scene that involves long nights drinking with friends and talking about politics, art, writing and science fiction. Find out more about Claire at http://www.clairescherzinger.com/#1

Aaron Tucker’s first book of poetry punchlines is being released byMansfield Press in Spring of 2015. An earlier version of punchlines was released by above/ground in the summer of 2013. His poetic works and reviews have been published across Canada. His previous chapbook, apartments, was shortlisted for the 2010 bpNichol Chapbook award. As well, he is the co-creator of the ChessBard, an app that translates chess games into poems that can be found atchesspoetry.com. His collection of essays Interfacing with the Internet in Popular Cinema was published by Palgrave-Macmillan in July of 2014. In addition, he is a professor in the English department at Ryerson Universitywhere he is currently teaching essay writing and digital literacy to first year students.

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year. Livewords returns January 22, 2015

Happy Holidays! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season a grand and Happy New Year!

We’re back at Betty’s Basement on January 22, 2015 with Dilys Leman, Hoa Nguyen, Claire Scherzinger and Aaron Tucker.

 

Here is the rest of our Winter/Spring Schedule: 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • David Goldstein
  • Julie Joosten
  • Wanda Praamsma 
  • Adam Sol 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Carousel Magazine Issue 35 Advance Launch Party

Thursday, April 23, 2015

  • Marc Di Saverio
  • Nicole Grimaldi
  • Matt Rader
  • Michael Prior

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