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September 6, 2016

Your Host: Rob Welch - and Fabulous Co-Host: James Dewar

Our Feature Readers:

Lisa Young:
Lisa Young's first full-length poetry collection, When the Earth, was published by Quattro Books in 2011. LyricalMyrical Press published her poetry chapbook, This Cabin, in 2013. She is the former senior poetry editor for Existere: Journal of Arts and Literature. From 2011 to 2013, she co-hosted the WordStage Reading Series for the arts organization, the Association for Art and Social Change. Active in the writing community, she attends poetry retreats, literary readings and workshops throughout the year. Her poetry has featured in several publications including, Misunderstandings Magazine, Jones Av., Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Northern Cardinal Review, Open Book Toronto, The Toronto Quarterly, The Quilliad, and the anthologies, The Loyalty of Breath, and "L _ _ _": A Poetic Study of Relationships. Lisa Young's fiction has appeared in Rampike Magazine, Dead Gender, Dragnet Magazine, and the Maple Tree Literary Supplement. Lisa writes about the craft of poetry and fiction on her blog and recently had a personal essay published at the Elephant Journal. She's currently working on her next collection of poetry and is seeking representation for her novel, Appleland.

Clara Blackwood:
Clara Blackwood is a poet and visual artist living in Toronto. She is the author of two poetry books, Subway Medusa (2007) and Forecast (2014), with Guernica Editions. She is currently working on a third collection focusing on the themes of trauma, healing and the shadow side of relationships.

Ricardo Sternberg:
Ricardo Sternberg was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1948 and moved to the United States with his family when he was fifteen. He received a B.A. in English literature from the University of California, Riverside and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UCLA. His poetry has been published in magazines such as The Paris Review, The Nation, Poetry (Chicago), Descant, The Walrus, American Poetry Review, Partisan and Ploughshares. Vehicule Press (Montreal) published The Invention of Honey (1990, republished 1996), Map of Dreams (1996) and McGill-Queen's University Press published Bamboo Church (2003, republished 2006). Some Dance, his fourth collection, was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in April of 2014.

September 13, 2016

Your Host: TBA

Our Feature Readers:

George Eliot Clarke (Poet Laurette):
George Elliott Clarke, OC ONS is a Canadian poet and playwright and is currently serving as the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate. His work largely explores and chronicles the experience and history of the Black Canadian communities of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, creating a cultural geography that Clarke refers to as "Africadia".

Georgia Wilder:
I've never not been a writer. I work in all formats and have performed professionally as a spoken word artist in Australia, California and Northern Ireland. I've created limited edition art books of poetry and prose and I've written short stories for many years. I have a novel in process and I'm breaking into screenwriting. I'm passionate about narrative, the intricate subtleties of narrative structure and the theories around the archetypal narrative.

April Bulmer:
April Bulmer is a Canadian poet whose poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Arc, the Malahat Review, Quills, and Ascent Aspirations.[1] Her poetry has won awards from Leaf Press and the Ontario Poetry Society.

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