livewords presents the Carousel Magazine #27 launch party.

livewords welcomes back our friends at Carousel to celebrate the Toronto launch of Issue 27.

Come out and celebrate National Poetry Month by supporting one of our favourite literary magazines.

Thursday, April 7th at the Black Swan, 154 Danforth – 2nd floor – [map]

Doors at 7:30 p.m. - Readings from 8:00 p.m.

The evening will feature readings by contributors:

  • Laurie D Graham
  • Julie Cameron Gray
  • Jim Johnstone
  • Christine Walde
  • Natalie Zina Walschots
  • Liz Worth

Plus surprise guests.

Hosted by Edward Nixon


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Carousel Magazine

Thanks to all who sang Happy Birthday to livewords

We were grateful to all who came out on February 3rd — over 100 through the course of the evening -to celebrate our 3rd birthday. And thrilled to sharp, shiny, glittering pieces that so many heard the words of Ian Burgham, James Dewar, Rocco de Giacomo, Liz Howard, Stephen Humphrey, Jim Johnstone, Mike Lipsius, Sachiko Murakami, Shannon Maguire, Shawn McLeod, Cathy Petch, David Silverberg, and Dane Swan. It was a privilege to have these fine fellow-travellers “in the house.”

A well-mannered shout out to the Sachiko Murakami for asking the gathered multitude to sing a chorus of Happy Birthday to this wee three reading series.

If  poets were all to exiled from the city so it might be well-governed (Plato, Republic 607d), then we can’t think of a better bunch of souls to be exiled with.

We were sorry to have regrets from Gillian Savigny and Blair Trewartha but we understand that gravity of job demands, the perils of snow and the damn frustration of an absence of transportation. We look forward to having Gillian and Blair at livewords later this year.

NEXT UP: We have the Insomniac Press Showcase night at livewords on March 3rd with Angela Hibbs, Catherine Graham, Jeff Latosik and more TBA.

In the meantime be sure to check out these fine reading Toronto reading series:

livewords on CBC Toronto

Today, February 3rd 2011, livewords host & producer Edward Nixon and livewords co-host and collaborator Jim Johnstone will be on CBC Toronto’s Here & Now at 3:50 p.m. on FM 99.1.

This evening we’ll be celebrating our 3rd birthday at the Black Swan, 154 Danforth – 2nd floor – click here for a mapDoors at 7:30 p.m. - Readings from 8:00 p.m.

We stopped counting at 100

Thanks to the 100 plus who turned out to hear readings from Greg Ball, Lisa Devries, Anya Douglas, Catherine Graham, Adrienne Gruber, Katie Jordon, Mike Lipsius, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, John Nyman, Brandy Ryan, and Mary Ryko as we celebrated the MM 15 launch.

Join us again on February 3 for our third anniversary party: for updates on livewords join our group:

MM15 launch party January 6, 2011

livewords hosts the Misunderstandings Magazine Issue 15 launch party!

Join us at Black Swan, 154 Danforth – 2nd floor - [map] on Thursday, January 6

Featuring readings from contributing authors:

  • Lisa Devries
  • Anya Douglas
  • Catherine Graham
  • Adrienne Gruber
  • Katie Jordon
  • Elisabeth de Mariaffi
  • John Nyman
  • Brandy Ryan
  • Mary Rykov

Hosted by Edward Nixon

with MC accompaniment from Jim Johnstone.

Doors at 7:30

Readings from 8 p.m.

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Complimentary snacks. Reasonably priced beer.

PWYC donation requested to help defray event costs.