Livewords, Thursday, December 4, 2014 at betty’s basement (upstairs) at Betty’s, 240 King Street East – 2nd floor – [map]
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Doors at 7:30 pm - Readings from 8:00 pm
featuring four strong textual voices:
Hosted by Edward Nixon
Betty’s features a large selection of craft and local beers and a full menu.
PWYC Donation Requested.
Reader bios right here (as in below) now:
Ralph Kolewe R. Kolewe takes photographs, and writes. His photographs have been shown as part of the CONTACT photography festival in Toronto in 2009 and 2011, at several shows at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto from 2008 to 2011, and can be found in numerous private collections. His first book of poems, Afterletters, is available from BookThug. He lives in Toronto.
Sue Reynolds is a writer, a writing instructor, former president of the Writers’ Community of Durham Region and former vice-chair of the national organization Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs. She has won awards for her poetry, short fiction, non-fiction and her YA novel Strandia. She has been leading writing workshops for female inmates at Central East Correctional Centre for 10 years and is currently practicing psychotherapy (under supervision) in pursuit of her license as a psychotherapist.
Paul Vermeersch is the author of several poetry collections, including the Trillium–award nominated The Reinvention of the Human Hand (M&S, 2010) and Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something (ECW, 2014). Vermeersch holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph for which he received the Governor General’s Gold Medal. His poems have been translated into Polish, German and French and have appeared in international anthologies. He has taught creative writing at the University of Guelph and Sheridan College, and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. He was, from 2001 to 2012, the Poetry Editor for Insomniac Press, and he is now Senior Editor for Wolsak & Wynn Publishers Ltd. He lives in Toronto.
Jacob Wren makes literature, performances and exhibitions. His books include: Unrehearsed Beauty, Families Are Formed Through Copulation, Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed and Polyamorous Love Song, a finalist for the 2013 Fence Modern Prize in Prose. The first two of these have also been published in French translation by Le Quartanier. As co-artistic director of Montreal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created the performances: En français comme en anglais, it’s easy to criticize (1998), the HOSPITALITÉ / HOSPITALITY series including Individualism Was A Mistake (2008) and The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information (2011) and Every Song I’ve Ever Written (2012). He has also collaborated with Nadia Ross and her company STO Union. Together they co-wrote and co-directed Recent Experiences (2000) and Revolutions in Therapy (2004). International collaborations include: a stage adaptation of the 1954 Wolfgang Koeppen novel Der Tod in Rom (Sophiensaele, Berlin, 2007), An Anthology of Optimism (co-created with Pieter De Buysser / Campo, Ghent, 2008), Big Brother Where Art Thou? (a project entirely on Facebook co-created with Lene Berg / OFFTA / PME-ART, 2011) and No Double Life For The Wicked (co-created with Tori Kudo / The Museum of Art, Kochi, Japan, 2012.) He travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art. Links: http://www.radicalcut.blogspot.com, http://www.everysongiveeverwritten.com, http://www.pme-art.ca, http://jacobwren.tumblr.com, https://twitter.com/EverySongIveEve, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1841571.Jacob_Wren, http://www.lequartanier.com/auteurs/wren.htm