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Livewords feat. Stevie Howell, Chris Hutchinson and Dilys Leman

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When

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 7:30pm

Where

The Black Swan
154 Danforth Ave.
2nd Floor
Toronto, ON
M4K 1N1

Details

Please join Livewords for an intriguing evening of performances by three amazing poets:

Stevie Howell is a Toronto-based poet and critic whose writing has appeared in Arc, Descant, Globe and Mail, New Quarterly, Ploughshares, PRISM International, QWERTY and Quill and Quire. She is an alumnus of Creative Writing at University of Toronto, the Banff Centre and the Humber School for Writers. Stevie is an editor at Spacing magazine and also works for a mental health hospital. She is completing a degree in psychology and is currently developing two works of poetry: a chapbook called Royal and a full-length volume entitled Forest of Elders.

Chris Hutchinson is the author of A Brief History of the Short-Lived (Nightwood Editions), Unfamiliar Weather (Muses’ Company) and Other People’s Lives (Brick Books). His work has been translated into Chinese and has appeared in numerous Canadian and US literary journals and anthologies. Born in Montreal and raised on Vancouver Island, he has pursued various livelihoods in Vancouver, Dawson City, Edmonton, Nelson, Kelowna, Phoenix and Brooklyn, cooking in restaurants or occasionally teaching creative writing at high schools, colleges and universities. He hasn’t been home in years.

Dilys Leman lives in Toronto. Her poetry and stories have appeared in Grain, Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse 2 and Prairie Fire. She is the great-great granddaughter of Dr. Augustus Jukes (1821-1905), Senior Surgeon of the North West Mounted Police during the 1885 Rebellion. Dr. Jukes was a member of the secret medical commission to re-examine the mental state of Louis Riel and is the subject of her first chapbook, The Lunacy Commission (Cactus Press).

For more information, visit the Livewords website.

Location

The Black Swan
154 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON M4K 1N1 43° 40' 35.6016" N, 79° 21' 27.198" W

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