UK TOUR: London, Manchester, & Edinburgh Readings


In a few days, I will head off for readings at festivals in the UK with poets Catherine Graham, Ian Burgham, Jeanette Lynes, Giovanna Riccio, and George Elliot Clarke. The readings are sponsored by the Centre for Creative Learning in Kingston, Ontario, and organized by the CCL and by Ian Burgham. Burgham was the initiator of this UK tour project for Canadian poets, which has operated also in the two previous summers.

Please join me! And spread the word about these events!


AUGUST 3, LONDON
Intersections: Local and International Poetry in Stratford
Thursday, August 3, 2017
7:oo pm [19:00]
University of East London
Stratford Campus [Room CC G06]
Water Lane
London
E154LZ
United Kingdom

Co-sponsored by CapLet, a comprehensive project to bring together divergent poetic traditions.

Words can bring us together. They can also set us apart. Join us for a unique evening of international and grass roots poetry, exploring how words connect people from very different parts of the world. This special event proudly presents award-winning poets from Canada alongside the very best local talent from East London for readings and discussion. Plus, you can meet the poets after the event. This event is free, but you are advised to arrive early, as it will get very busy. This reading is at the central area of the campus, in the same building as the John Smith’s book store (campus book store). The nearest tube station is Stratford.

Please consult the the Eventbrite page for more details, maps and calendar settings.


AUGUST 5, MANCHESTER
Intersections: Local and International Poetry in Manchester
Saturday, August 5, 2017
7:00 PM [19:00]
International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Engine House, Chorlton Mill
Cambridge Street
Manchester
M1 5BY
United Kingdom

Co-sponsored by CapLet, a comprehensive project to bring together divergent poetic traditions. Join us for a unique evening of international and local poetry exploring how words connect people from very different parts of the world. This special event proudly presents award-winning poets from Canada alongside poets who live and work in the Manchester and Salford area. Poets from Manchester and Salford include Scott Thurston, Amy McCauley, and Tom Jenks. Plus, you can meet the poets after the event. This event is free, but you are advised to arrive early, as it will get very busy.

Please consult the the Eventbrite page for more details, maps and calendar settings.



AUGUST 10, EDINBURGH

Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Shaken and The Stirred

Thursday, August 10, 2017
11:00 am [11:00]
Scottish Arts Club
24 Rutland Square
EH1 2BW

Exploring acts of opposition and disobedience – the essential needs of poetry in a cracked and porous world – this event brings together five Canadian poets, including Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate. A key part of the country’s multicultural mosaic, these poems of beauty and knowledge honour Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Please consult the General Event Page for tickets, dates, and pricing: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/shaken-and-the-stirred


AUGUST 11, EDINBURGH
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Shaken and The Stirred

Friday, August 11, 2017
11:00 am [11:00]
Scottish Arts Club
24 Rutland Square
EH1 2BW

Exploring acts of opposition and disobedience – the essential needs of poetry in a cracked and porous world – this event brings together five Canadian poets, including Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate. A key part of the country’s multicultural mosaic, these poems of beauty and knowledge honour Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Please consult the General Event Page for tickets, dates, and pricing: https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/shaken-and-the-stirred

Stayed tuned for an update on a reading in Glasgow.

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