Upcoming Events with Penn Kemp, October 2014

Upcoming Events with Penn, October 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 7-10 pm. The Poetry Salon. Reading with Allan Briesmaster, with flautist April Barker and Open Mic. Gallery of Ancient Egyptian Art, 211 Elgin Street North, Durham, ON. Penn will perform sound poetry and read from From Dream Sequins. We will launch Jack Layton: Art in Action, Quattro Books. Contact: Daniel Kolos, Box 567, Durham, ON N0G 1R0, 519-369-1129, damilos@bell.net. Sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets. See http://www.openbookontario.com/events/poetry_salon and

Saturday, October 25, noon, starting at Museum London, 421 Ridout St. N. London N6A 5H4. Volunteers of the Words Literary Festival will take to the streets of downtown London for “Guerrilla Poetry.” Participants will travel in groups and take turns reciting poems aloud to listeners and passersby. The poems will range from world classics to the participants’ own work. Our guerrilla poets will also provide information on other exciting events in the Words Literary Festival lineup. So on October 25, head downtown and keep your ears open! This event is organized by Poetry London and The Public Humanities at Western. To register for this event, email guerrillapoetrylondon@gmail.

Sunday, October 26, 5:30-6:45 pm. #PoetryLab, Museum London Lecture Theatre, 421 Ridout St. N. London N6A 5H4. The featured five poets from the London community will present their poetry onstage in tandem with visual projections and sound effects. The poets are Emma BlueFree, Laurie D. Graham, Penn Kemp, Andy McGuire and Steven Slowka. Penn’s videopoems are performed in collaboration with Chris Meloche and Dennis Siren. As part of Words: The Literary & Creative Arts Festival, http://wordsfest.ca/, this event is co-ordinated by Poetry London and the Public Humanities at Western. Free and open to the public. Contact: Philip Glennie, philipglennie84@gmail.com, westernpoetrylab@gmail.com. Twitter @PoetryLab. For more information, see https://www.facebook.com/events/352817714877057/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/534070860072035/?fref=ts.

And a poem: https://pennkemp.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/paraclete-by-penn-kemp-3/

Wednesday, October 29, 7–8:30pm, 2014. “Meet Up with Your Muse”. Reading/workshop, London Public Library, Stevenson/Hunt Room, 251 Dundas St, London ON N6A 6H9, http://www.openbookontario.com/events/readingworkshop_penn_kemp, http://creativeagelondon.ca. “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. For more information on
Penn’s work, see www.mytown.ca/pennkemp. Come prepared to raise the roof of your imagination!” Free but register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/planning-your-creative-retirement-facilitator-kathy-smith-tickets-12443337357.

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