Poetry: Human Rights Week, Dec 13, 2 pm

Poets for Peace present a Cabaret to celebrate Human Rights Week featuring poetry, music, and performance, to draw attention to the human rights deficits here in Canada. 
Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 pm. Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton.  
This free event headlines bill bissett. Also appearing are: Simon De Abreu, James Deahl, Conrad Didiodato, Dave Haskins, Paulos Ioannou (from Toronto), Ellen Jaffe, Honey Novick (Toronto), Jenn Pidgeon (Kitchener-Waterloo), Jeff Seffinga, and Stan White (Brantford) — and
the Sexual Assault Centre of Hamilton & Area
For more info: James Deahl, 905-312-1779  jedeahl@lara.on.ca

James Deahl is a Canadian poet and publisher. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Deahl moved to Canada in 1970.  A cycle of his poems is the focus of a one-hour television special, Under the Watchful Eye (1993), the audio tape of which was later released by Broken Jaw Press.
He is a founding member of the Canadian Poetry Association. Deahl has taught creative writing and Canadian literature at Seneca College and Ryerson University. He is the author or translator of 16 literary titles, most recently When Rivers Speak and The River’s Stone Roots: Two dozen poems by Tu Fu.
He serves as National Chairman of Poets for Peace. He is currently the publisher of Unfinished Monument Press.
Deahl lives in Hamilton, Ontario. He and his late wife Gilda founded the Mekler & Deahl Publishing Company.
Deahl is currently establishing the 1st Annual People€™s Poetry Festival August 4-7 2007 in Ontario, Canada in memory of Canadian Poet Al Purdy.

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