Toronto friends– if any of you are free this Friday, I’m reading for the Dub Poets Collective Reading Series. Super excited about it. And I owe apologies pretty much across the board for not telling anyone about this trip or making plans to visit you. What a jerk I am. I miss my Toronto friends! But the rollercoaster these last couple of months has been seriously serious.
Here’s the blurb:
Dub Poets Collective Reading Series: Culture Dubbing
Larissa Lai was born in 1967 in California, grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and has lived in Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. (hon.) in sociology in 1990. In 2001 she completed an M.A. in creative writing from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. Her poems and short fiction have appeared in many literary journals. She is also an accomplished editor and curator. Lai is currently working on a Ph.D. in English at the University of Calgary. Published works include When Fox is a Thousand (1995) and Salt Fish Girl (2002).
Sandra Alland is a poet on the rise frequently seen on stage at a wide variety of Toronto events. Her poetry has appeared in the anthologies The Common Sky: Canadian Writers Against the War (three squares press), Resist! (Fernwood), Fifteen Minutes (13th Tiger Press), Aware in This (Flow Sundays), Primitive Bubble And (Proper Tales Press) and The Big-Eyed Love Child of the Instant Anthology.
L.E.V.I.A.T.H.A.N. is born and raised in Toronto and is politically, socially and emotionally motivated.
His first CD entitled (Enlightening with Lightening), was nominated for a UMAC Award for Spoken Word Recording of 2005.
L.E.V.I.A.T.H.A.N. is currently working on his Runnin’:- The Survival Series Double Album. He is also planning a tour in the United States, Europe, and is penning a science fiction novel.
Where: Dub Poets Collective, 805 St. Clair Ave W, 2nd Floor, Toronto
(between Arlington and Winona)
When: Friday March 24, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
Door: Suggested $5.00
Contact: Klyde Broox, 416.598.4932 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Supported by Canada Council for the Arts and Toronto Arts Council