Livewords Extra October: Donaldson, Johnstone, Lanthier & Trewartha

Livewords October 23-2014-picLivewords, Thursday, October 23, 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

4 finely wrought forms of doing poetry brought to you by: 

Hosted by Edward Nixon

Betty’s features a large selection of craft and local beers and a full menu. 

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Reader bios right here (as in below) now:

Jeffery Donaldson is a poet and author of Once Out of Nature (McClelland & Stewart, 1991), Waterglass (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999), Palilalia (McGill-Queen’s, 2008) and Echo Soundings: Essays on Poetry and Poetics (Palimpsest Press 2014). He teaches a graduate course in metaphor theory and another in modern and contemporary American poetry. Author of articles on a variety of contemporary American and Canadian poets, including James Merrill, Richard Howard, Robert Lowell, Mark Strand, Elizabeth Bishop, and Anne Compton, he has also co-edited (with Alan Mendelson) a collection of essays entitled Frye and the Word: Religious Contexts in the Writings of Northrop Frye (U of T, 2004). An advocate of Inquiry and problem-based learning in the Humanities, his current research involves metaphor, evolution, and cognitive theory.

Jim Johnstone is a Canadian writer, editor, and physiologist. He’s the author of four books of poetry: Dog Ear (Véhicule Press, 2014), Sunday, the locusts (Tightrope Books, 2011), Patternicity (Nightwood Editions, 2010) and The Velocity of Escape (Guernica Editions, 2008), and the subject of the critical monograph Proofs & Equational Love: The Poetry of Jim Johnstone by Shane Neilson and Jason Guriel. He’s the winner of several awards including a CBC Literary Award, The Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, Matrix Magazine’s LitPop Award and This Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt. Currently, Johnstone is the Poetry Editor at Palimpsest Press, and an Associate Editor at Representative Poetry Online. He lives in Toronto.

Kateri Lanthier has a BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Toronto. Her poetry and reviews have been published in print and online journals in Canada, the U.S. and England, including Green Mountains Review, Great Lakes Review, London Magazine, Descant and Hazlitt. Her first book is Reporting from Night (Iguana, 2011). Her poem “The Coin Under the Leftmost Sliding Cup” won the 2013 Walrus Poetry Prize, is included in The Best of Walrus Poetry and will appear in Best Canadian Poetry 2014.

Blair Trewartha is a Toronto-based poet whose work has appeared in Carousel, Prism, CV2, Event, Existere, and Qwerty. His first full length collection, Easy Fix is published this fall with Palimpsest Press. He has published 2 chapbooks, Break In, (Cactus Press in 2010) and Porcupine Burning (Baseline Press 2012). Formerly co-host of the Toronto reading series, The Vagabond Trust, and a co-editor of Misunderstandings Magazine, he currently lives in Sudbury.

 

Livewords November: Leslie, Mancini, McClory & Mooney

Livewords, Thursday, November 6, 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. 

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Reader bios right here (as in below) now:

Alex Leslie’s new poetry book, The things I heard about you (Nightwood Editions, 2014), was shortlisted for the 2014 Robert Kroetsch award for Innovative Poetry. Leslie has also published a collection of stories, People Who Disappear (Freehand, 2012), which was shortlisted for a 2013 Lambda Award and a 2013 Relit Award; as well as a chapbook of microfictions, 20 Objects for the New World (Freehand, 2011). Alex’s writing has won a Gold National Magazine Award for personal journalism and a CBC Literary Award for fiction. Recent projects include editing the Queer issue ofPoetry Is Dead magazine, which brought together different approaches to Queer poetics from across Canada.

Donato Mancini  [bio en route]

Lynn McClory [bio en route]

Jacob McArthur Mooney  [bio en route]

Livewords 2014 Autumn Lineup

Livewords Fall Line-UpThursday, October 2 

  • Shawn Micaleff
  • Guadalupe Muro
  • Daniel Tysdale
  • Heather Roberts Cadsby

Thursday, October 23

  • Jeffery Donaldson
  • Kateri Lanthier
  • Jim Johnstone
  • Blair Trewartha 

Thursday, November 6

  • Alex Leslie
  • Donato Mancini 
  • Lynn McClory
  • Jacob McArthur Mooney

Thursday, December 4

  • Ralph Kolewe
  • Sue Reynolds 
  • Paul Vermeersch
  • Jacob Wren

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Wait. There’s more!

A peak into the New Year:

 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

  • 7th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, March 5, 2015

  • Julie Joosten
  • Wanda Praamsma 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

  • Carousel Magazine Issue 35 Advance Launch Party

Thursday, April 23, 2015

  • Matt Rader
  • Elaine Woo

Livewords October 2: Cadsby, Micallef, Muro & Tysdal

Oct-2-livewords-2014-pictureLivewords, Thursday, October 2, 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

Brunch Non-Fiction, Fiction & Poetry brought to you by: 

Hosted by Edward Nixon

Betty’s features a large selection of craft and local beers and a full menu. 

PWYC Donation Requested.

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We have posted reader bios right here:

Heather Cadsby was born in Belleville, Ontario and moved to Toronto at a young age. She obtained a BA degree from McMaster University and taught elementary school for a number of years. In the 1980s she helped organize poetry readings at the Axle-Tree Coffee House in Toronto. A co-founder of the poetry press Wolsak and Wynn, for seveeral years she served as a director of the Art Bar Poetry Series. Her fourth book Could be was published by Brick Books in 2010.

Shawn Micallef (@shawnmicallef) is the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto and Full Frontal T.O., a weekly columnist at the Toronto Star, and a senior editor and co-owner of the independent, Jane Jacobs Prize–winning magazine Spacing. Shawn teaches at the University of Toronto and was a 2011-2012 Canadian journalism Fellow at University of Toronto’s Massey College. In 2002, while a resident at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, he co-founded [murmur], the location-based mobile phone documentary project that has spread to over twenty-five cities globally. Shawn was the Toronto public Library’s Writer in Residence in fall 2013.

Guadalupe Muro is an Argentinian writer, producer and artist. Her first collection of poems, Con quién dormías? was published in 2007. Air Carnation is her first novel. She is currently working with musicians to compose a soundtrack to the novel, a project called “Songs for Runaway Girls,” which can be heard at https://www.facebook.com/songsforrunawaygirls. Muro lives in Sc. de Bariloche, a small town in Patagonia, where she directs the collaborative literary project “Las Cartas de Guadalupe.” Follow Muro at http://facebook.com/lascartasdeguadalupe andhttp://lascartasdeguadalupe.com.

Daniel Scott Tysdal (born May 26, 1978) is a Canadian poet whose work approaches the lyric mode with an experimental spirit. Tysdal was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and was raised on a farm. He received a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Regina (Saskatchewan) in 2003, an M.A. (English) from Acadia University (Nova Scotia) in 2006, and an M.A. (English in the Field of Creative Writing) from The University of Toronto in 2008. He currently lives in Toronto, Canada and is a lecturer in creative writing at The University of Toronto Scarborough. His first collection of poetry, Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough Using a Potentially Dangerous Method (2006), received the 2004 John V. Hicks Manuscript Award and the 2006 Anne Szumigalski Award (Saskatchewan Book Award for Best Book of Poetry). Predicting the Next Big Advertising Breakthrough was also shortlisted for the 2006 Brenda MacDonald Riches Award (Saskatchewan Book Award for Best First Book), and won the 2007 ReLit Award. Tysdal’s second book of poetry,The Mourner’s Book of Albums, was published by Tightrope Books in October 2010. His most recent book The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems was published by Oxford University Press in 2013.