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Hamilton Poetry Centre Open Reading, Thurs May 11, 7-9 pm

April 12th, 2017
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Hamilton_Poetry_Centre_400x400Thursday May 11, 2017, 7 pm. Free. The Hamilton Poetry Centre presents its annual Open Reading. Everyone is welcome to attend and to read. Doors open 6:30, reading starts at 7:00. Please arrive by 6:45 to register
Established in 1983, the Hamilton Poetry Centre works to support and encourage the writing and appreciation of poetry, by conducting workshops and hosting Canada Council sponsored readings. http://hamiltonpoetrycentre.com/

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Tamara Buckland hosts Spoken Word Open Mic, Thurs April 27

March 18th, 2017
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Thursday April 27, 2017, 8 pm. An Open Mic for Spoken Word Artists, hosted by Tamara Buckland. To participate, please contact Tamara on her Facebook event for this: https://www.facebook.com/events/1266508186737186/

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Grito de Mujer, a night of poetry and music, Sat Mar 11

February 3rd, 2017
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Saturday March 11, 2017, at 8 pm, free. Grito de Mujer (Woman Scream) is a night of music and poetry that is part of the Woman Scream International Poetry Festival celebrated in March of each year. The night is dedicated to raising awareness about violence against women and girls. There will be poetry and music. The poets include: Amaluna, Constanza Duran, Angie C., Edith Chávez, Klyde Broox, Kelsey Knight, Violeta San Juan, Tania Pineda.
Musicians include: Lil America, Nancy Reyes, Rowena Chow, Marcelo Puente, Fito Molina.
For more info about the international festival: http://www.gritodemujer.com/

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music, Music-Latin, Special event

Tamara Buckland hosts Spoken Word Open Mic, Thurs March 9

February 2nd, 2017
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Thursday March 9, 2017, 8 pm. An Open Mic for Spoken Word Artists, hosted by Tamara Buckland. View the event on Facebook and message Tamara to sign up.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1362264643826507/

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

The CAROUSEL Paper Roadshow, Wed June 29

May 28th, 2016
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CAROUSEL36_cover_RGB700Wednesday June 29, 2016, 8 pm, free admission. The CAROUSEL Paper Roadshow. CAROUSEL, an innovative and beautifully designed art/lit journal, is taking it on the road this summer — getting out of Toronto and touring to 8 cities across Ontario, to introduce audiences to the bold spirit of this unique journal. http://blog.carouselmagazine.ca/2016-summer-tour/
Artword Artbar is the official Hamilton stop! They will be launching both CAROUSEL 36 (the latest 88-page issue), and the new, spin-off experimental comic strip anthology, 4PANEL 1.
Hosting the evening is CAROUSEL editor and 4PANEL curator Mark Laliberte. Readers and performers include: Laura Furster, Jim Johnstone, Robin Richardson, Marc di Saverio, Sam Shelstad, with an experimental music/sound performance by Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist W.A. Davison.  You can pick up some wonderfully designed paper treasures: $10 for CAROUSEL 36, $15 for 4PANEL 1. Discounted subscriptions to the magazine will also be available.  http://carouselmagazine.ca/

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music

Hamilton Poetry Centre Open Reading, Thurs May 19, 7-9 pm

April 27th, 2016
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Hamilton_Poetry_Centre_400x400Thursday May 19, 2016, 7 pm. Free. The Hamilton Poetry Centre presents its annual Open Reading. Everyone is welcome to attend and to read. Established in 1983, the Hamilton Poetry Centre works to support and encourage the writing and appreciation of poetry, by conducting workshops and hosting Canada Council sponsored readings. http://hamiltonpoetrycentre.com/

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

World Storytelling Day, two events, Sun Mar 20

February 12th, 2016
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WorldStorytellingDay_logo_cSunday March 20, 2016. Two events to celebrate World Storytelling Day:
** 2:30 to 4:30 pm: Stories of Discovery by participants in the McMaster Discovery Program.
** 5 to 7 pm: Strong Women Burning Brightly, a concert celebrating the wit, wisdom and wonder of Crones and Damsels, by The Burlington Storytellers’ Guild.
Come to one or both. Admission free or by donation. All ages. Read on for details. Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Storytelling

Noche de poesia y musica (night of poetry and music), Fri Mar 4

February 1st, 2016
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Woman Scream 2016Friday March 4, 2016, at 8 pm, $15 or sliding scale. This Noche bohemia (a night of poetry and music) is called  Woman Scream, a night dedicated raising awareness about violence against women. There will be poetry and music. The poets include: Amaluna, Constanza Duran, Violeta San Juan, Maria Eugenia Lemus. Musicians include: Fito, Marcelo Puente, Edgardo Moreno, Lil Acevedo.
firma MPIThis event is part of an international event, Festival Internacional de Poesía y Arte: Grito de Mujer/Woman Scream/ Cri de Femme.
It also honours International Women’s Day (March 8, 2016).

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Music

Klyde Broox: launch of Xu Lizhi chapbook, Thurs Jan 28, 2016

December 7th, 2015
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Klyde_Broox_Tower_Xu_LizhiThursday, January 28, 2016, at 8 pm, free. The Tower and PoeMagic presents a poetry reading, in English and Mandarin, to launch a chapbook of poems by Xu Lizhi, the late Chinese poet, and worker at FoxConn, an electronics factory in Shenzhen. The chapbook is published by The Tower, Hamilton’s Anarchist Community Library and Resource Centre. http://the-tower.ca/
Readers include: Lee Reed, Laura Kodzhe, Chris Pannell, Ziboya Nhun, New-Era Neisha, Angie C, Campbell Young, and Adam Getty, as well as Klyde Broox, who hosts the event. Stories of the struggles of migrant laborers in Chinese factories and Canadian farms will also be shared, as we attempt to foster universal working class solidarity across great distances. The evening will include an open mic section. Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Book Launch: Mansfield Press fall titles, Mon Nov 16 at 7 pm

October 9th, 2015
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MansfieldPress_Mean SeasoncoverMonday November 16, 2015, at 7 pm. Mansfield Press invites you to the Hamilton launch of its five fall titles! With readings by:
Tara Azzopardi — Last Stop, Lonesome Town (poetry)
Salvatore DiFalco — Mean Season (novel)
David W. McFadden — Abnormal Brain Sonnets (poetry)
Nick Papaxanthos — Love Me Tender (poetry)
Corinne Wasilewski — Live from the Underground (novel)
Come celebrate with us!
Hosted by Mansfield publisher/editor Denis De Klerck and editor Stuart Ross.
Check our authors out at www.mansfieldpress.net

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

October Poetry Blast, hosted by James Deahl, Sun Oct 18, 2-5 pm

August 30th, 2015
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JamesDeahl_UnbrokenCover_cJames-Deahl_Lummox_OctPoetryBlastSunday October 18, 2015, from 2 to 5 pm. Free admission. October Poetry Blast, organized by poet James DeahlFeatured readers include Canadian contributors to the California-based anthologies LUMMOX 3 and LUMMOX 4. Readers: Jennifer L. Foster (Hamilton), David Haskins (Grimsby), Debbie Okun Hill (Sarnia), Donna Langevin (Toronto), Norma West Linder (Sarnia), Michael Mirolla (Oakville), Deborah Morrison (Hamilton), and James Deahl (Sarnia). Books will be for sale.

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Transformation by Learie Mc Nicolls, Fringe Festival, July 16 to 25

June 22nd, 2015
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transformation_poster_Jul2015Hamilton_Fringe_BLK Logo_smJuly 16 to 25, 2015, $10. Artword Theatre presents Transformation: A Journey of the Soul’s Healing by Learie Mc Nicolls, in the 2015 Hamilton Fringe Theatre Festival.
Learie Mc Nicolls confronts the demons of poverty, violence and fear in his powerful new work, Transformation_Learie_McNicolls_13bcTransformation: a Journey of the Soul’s Healing. An Artword Theatre production, directed by Ronald Weihs, Transformation combines dance, spoken word, soundscape and visual images, to present one man’s struggle to come to terms with his troubled Trinidad childhood and redeem the forgotten child inside him. The live musical soundscape is by Dale Morningstar, and live visuals by Judith Sandiford.Transformation_Learie_McNicolls_3br
Article on March version of Transformation
Venue: Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., a Bring-Your-Own-Venue.
Running time: 60 minutes. Eight performances, showtimes:
Thursday July 16 at 9 pm; Friday July 17 at 9 pm;
Saturday July 18 at 9 pm; Sunday July 19 at 8 pm;
Wednesday July 22 at 9 pm; Thursday July 23 at 8 pm;
Friday July 24 at 9 pm; Saturday July 25 at 9 pm  (Final Show)
Tickets $10 at door or online at: http://hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets/
plus a one-time purchase of a Fringe Button ($5), good for all Fringe shows.

Click here for Transformation_press_rel_Artword_Fringe2015.pdf
Learie Mc Nicolls has been a key figure in the contemporary dance scene in Toronto since the 1980s. He has danced with Toronto Dance Theatre, Desrosiers Dance Theatre, Dancemakers, the National Ballet of Cuba, and his own company, Mythmakers. Read more…

Dance, Event, Hamilton Fringe Theatre Fest, Literary, Spoken Word, Theatre

Sat June 27: Zineposium 2 to 6 pm, Spoken Word open mic and PoeMagic, 6:30 to 9:30 pm

May 18th, 2015
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Zineposium_image_FB_cSaturday June 27, 2015, from 2 pm on, free. Artword Artbar hosts the 2015 Hamilton Zineposium from 2 to 6 pm, followed at 6:30 pm by a special edition for Zine-ists of spoken word open mic PoeMagic (hosted by Klyde Broox) and Campfire Stories (hosted by Tom Dusome, anything-goes storytelling).

Here is the call for submissions from Hamilton Zineposium on Facebook: “Do you make zines, artists’ books, DIY multiples of any kind? Do you make bizarre indie-arts/crafts/prints/comics/graphic novels/electronic arts/3d prints/posters/stickers/t-shirts/buttons/ … Maybe your stuff is too out-there for the X-mas craft fairs, or maybe it is so low key and subtle you feel like people never notice it at all… Now’s the time to get your stuff out into the world…”  Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Open Mic and Jam, Special event, Storytelling

Humber Literary Review issue #3 launch, Tues May 26, 7-9 pm

April 10th, 2015
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HumberLiteraryReview_flyerTuesday May 26, 2015, 7 to 9 pm, free. The Humber Literary Review launches its third issue for its Hamilton readers at Artword Artbar. Readings by Krista Foss, Sally Cooper, Claire Caldwell, Kelli Deeth, Nicola Winstanley. “HLR is the creation of Humber College’s Department of English, and its collective includes writers, academics, critics, visual artists, and linguists. Our goal is to share our enthusiasm for work that provokes, excites, and entertains — writing that makes you want to read more.” http://humberliteraryreview.com/

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Klyde Broox hosts a special on Chinese poet Xu Lizhi, Wed April 22

March 9th, 2015
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Xu-Lizhi-Foxconn-suicideWednesday, April 22, 2015, 8:00 pm. Host Klyde Broox returns to Artword Artbar with a Poetry Month special edition of PoeMagic. Klyde Broox  hosts I SPEAK BLOOD, an open community poetry reading in memory of Xu Lizhi, the late Chinese poet, and worker at FoxConn, an electronics factory in Shenzhen.  https://libcom.org/blog/xulizhi-foxconn-suicide-poetry

“I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron”
I swallowed a moon made of iron
They refer to it as a nail Read more…

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

Poetry Month special, host James Deahl, Sun Apr 19 at 2:30

March 8th, 2015
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Sunday April 19, 2015 , from, 2:30-5:30 pm. A Poetry Month Special hosted by poet James Deahl. “Established in Canada in April 1998 by the League of Canadian Poets (LCP), National Poetry Month (NPM) brings together schools, publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, and poets from across the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in Canada’s culture.” http://poets.ca/programs-2/reading-programs/national-poetry-month/
The readers at Artword Artbar (they didn’t mention “bars” in the above quote or whether beer qualifies for the “food” theme) are:
James Deahl, Sarnia                G.W. Down, Hamilton     David Haskins, Grimsby
Laurence Hutchman, Oakville     John B. Lee, Port Dover             Norma West Linder, Sarnia
Bernadette Rule, Hamilton       Lynn Tait, Sarnia       Anna Yin, Toronto

Event, Literary, Spoken Word

DANCE & THEATRE: Learie Mc Nicolls “Transformation”, Wed-Thurs, Mar 25-26

February 14th, 2015
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Transformation_poster_Mar_680Wednesday & Thursday, March 25 & 26, 2015, at 9 pm, $10.  Call 905-543-8512 to reserve. Artword Theatre presents  “Transformation: A journey of the soul’s healing”, told in spoken word and dance by award-winning choreographer Learie Mc Nicolls, directed by Ronald Weihs, script by Learie Mc Nicolls with dramaturgy by Ronald Weihs, designed by Judith Sandiford, with live music by Dale Morningstar.
Walked I have into the sun’s glare
till my princedom became fear

Dance, Event, Literary, Spoken Word, Theatre

Jazz History & Film: David Lee on Ornette Coleman + Shirley Clarke film, Fri Feb 27

January 20th, 2015
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Print David_Lee_poster_ORNETTEfilm_680Friday February 27, 2015, at 8 pm, $10. Jazz history at Artword Artbar: David Lee, musician and author of The Battle of the Five Spot, talks about Ornette Coleman‘s historic 1959 debut at New York’s Five Spot Cafe. The talk is followed by a showing of the newly-remastered Shirley Clarke film from 1984,  Ornette: Made in America (running time 85 mins.)
http://wolsakandwynn.ca/books/138-the-battle-of-the-five-spot-ornette-coleman-and-the-new-york-jazz-field

Event, Film, Literary, Spoken Word

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