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Barrie Jazz and Blues Festival Seeking Poets

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This year’s Barrie Jazz and Blues festival, which takes place from June 11 – 22, will feature poetry and spoken word readings. According to organizer Samantha Holland:

We are looking for volunteers to perform their poetry. The event is going to combine poetry / spoken word with Jazz accompaniment, but beyond that, we are open to what our artists bring to it and tailoring it from there. Mostly, we are using this event to showcase up-and-coming poets and spoken-word artists and let them explore their work in a new, exciting way while also serving as an outreach event for TBTB.
Any one interested is free to contact me at samyholland@live.com
Check out the festival webpage or contact Samantha Holland for more info.


National Poetry Month Celebration

Poetry at the Library

April is National Poetry Month, and what better way to celebrate it than to listen to some poetry from well-established poets. The Downtown branch of the Barrie Public Library is hosting the event on Thursday April 18, 2013 from 7 – 8 pm in the Angus Ross Room. There is no charge for admission.

The featured poets for the event are James Deahl and Norma West Linder. Both authors have numerous publications to their name and are currently on tour across Ontario reading their work.


Final Society of the Spoken Word Event

sosWednesday April 24, 2013 marks the final event of The Society of the Spoken Word. Casa Cappuccino will be the venue for the event which takes places between 8 – 10 pm. Confirmed guest readers include Rocco De Giacomo:

Rocco de Giacomo is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in literary journals in Canada, Australia, England, Hong Kong and the US. His work has just been accepted for publication in Descant and The Malahat Review, and has most recently been published in The Fiddlehead and Queen’s Quarterly. Rocco’s poetry has also been featured on the CBC. He is the author of numerous chapbooks including, in 2008, Catching Dawn’s Breath. In 2009, his first full-length poetry collection, Ten Thousand Miles Between Us, was launched through Quattro Books. In 2010, Ten Thousand Miles was longlisted for the ReLit Poetry Award. In 2011, it was selected for Poetry NOW’s 3rd Annual Battle of the Bards. Rocco lives in Toronto where he writes and participates on the council for the Art Bar Poetry Series.

Casa Cappuccino is located at 91 Dunlop St. E, Barrie, ON.