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: