May 22, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Museum London, 421 Ridout St N, London, ON N6A 5H4. Festival launch for The Creative Age Festival London. Welcome, Introductions and Reception with remarks by Dr. Marita Kloseck. Lots of surprises and door prizes. Penn will read “Double Vision”: http://creativeagelondon.ca/stories/double-vision-i-and-ii-a-poem-by-penn-kemp/. The first version of this poem was recorded by Dennis Siren and is up on http://www.youtube.com/user/streamboy#p/a/u/0/4B8DOIfinOs. It was written for the Age Friendly London Report. Sign up now on https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/launch-party-creative-age-festival-london-tickets-11384636755 for the Launch.
May 23, 2014, 1-2:30 pm. Creative Age London Festival, The London Public Library Central Branch Tonda Room. No charge. Penn’s presentation and workshop, “Plays and Poems of a Certain Age”. “London’s much loved Penn Kemp, Performance Poet, Activist & Playwright. Older adults will learn even more about the pleasures of writing dialogue or poetry. Activist performer, playwright and poet, Penn is a lively presence in London’s literary scene. Her enthusiasm is contagious.” Register (519) 661-5122, on-line at http://creativeagelondon.ca/creative-age-festival/ or at any London Library from May 1. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reading sponsored by the Canada Council and the Playwrights Guild. https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1.0-9/10171643_10151997851211434_8048239790611448994_n.jpg.
“Penn Kemp will read several scenes from her plays to serve as inspiration for your own writing, whether as dialogue or as poetry or prose, whatever form it may take. We will work with memory, sound, dreams, images and character development to conjure evocative new ways of entering your writing. Perhaps a memoir will emerge; perhaps a story: be open to the surprise of possibility. Several exercises are based on Sherry Ruth Anderson’s exciting new book, Ripening Time: Inside Stories for Aging with Grace(Change Makers Books). For more information on Penn’s work, see www.mytown.ca/pennkemp. Come prepared to raise the roof of your imagination!”
June 3-14, 2014. “Watercolours and Videopoems”. London Visual Fringe Festival. The Arts Project, 203 Dundas Street, London. Opening, Thursday, June 5, 7 pm. Exhibit by London painter James Kemp with videopoems by videographer Dennis Siren and poet Penn Kemp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JoNJmilHnE&feature=youtu.be. For more information, please contact Alison Challis, 519.434.0606, email@example.com and see http://www.londonfringe.ca/schedule/visual-fringe for an example of painting.
Monday June 9, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Penn as “Artist in Residence” at The Arts Project This video is from London’s Open Mic series, National Poetry Month, Landon Library: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjqk1ghHKng&feature=share&list=PLdUxpQIdmTCcErS1G0uQAhvXYY406K3YS.
See also http://www.londonpoetryopenmic.com.