National Poetry Month Readings

Celebrating with Penn Kemp

Wednesday, April 25, 8 pm. ‘ALT’ show, Victoria Poetry Project, Caffè Fantastico, 965 Kings Road, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 1W7. * Contact shayne avec i grec

Friday, April 27, 2018. 8pm, The Matrix Hotel. Feature, Wine and Wild Women Wordsmiths, The Edmonton Poetry Festival. Contact: Rayanne Haines, ED. @edmpoetryfest.  #PoFest18. *


Thursday, April 19,2018, Launch of Local Heroes (Insomniac Press) by Penn Kemp. Lecture Theatre, Museum London, 421 Ridout St
6:30-7:15. Curator Tour: Women’s Lives in Canada: 1875-2000
7:30-8:30. Penn’s reading
8:30-9 pm. Book signing

Join London poet and playwright Penn Kemp for the launch of her book
Local Heroes (Insomniac Press). Local Heroes is a celebration of regional heroes.  New poems about explorer Teresa Harris are featured.

Mary McDonald will be displaying the first Augmented Reality markers based on “The Dream Life” poems and her photos of Eldon House as qr codes.  Very exciting and innovative technology!

The evening includes an exhibition tour with curator Amber Lloydlangston, followed by Insomniac Press publisher Mike O’Connor and Penn’s reading.

The theatre will show several short videos on Local Heroes by Dennis Siren, Mary McDonald and Western’s Community Engaged Learning. The poet will then sign books.

Contact: Museum London, 519 661-0333,
promo video:

For more about LOCAL HEROES, please see  

Five of Jim Kemp’s paintings from the Museum Collection will be exhibited. Here’s one:

'82 Museum Blue shot RedThe cover of Local Heroes:Local Heroes cover

*Penn’s readings are sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets.


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