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Coming Up: Fotheringham & Morden

July 3rd on Literary Landscapes: talking with Avonlea Fotheringham (sample poems on Soundcloud) who is the feature at this week’s CPC Summer Slam. Avonlea will be launching a new collaborative poetry chapbook, Mythopoeia, with Chris Johnson there on July 5, 2014.

July 5th at the Mercury Lounge
56 Byward Market Square, Ottawa,
$8 cover
sign-up happening at 6:30pm.
All ages welcome…

Avonlea Fotheringham is an Ottawa poet and spoken word performer, and released her debut chapbook-CD combo, Acknowledgements and Poems, in February 2014. Having competed at Ottawa’s Capital Slam during the 2013-2014 season, she ultimately won a spot on the Capital Slam team, with whom she will be competing in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in October 2014. The team recently published its own poetry chapbook, Memory, featuring poems from all members.

She currently studies English Literature, Creative Writing and Applied Linguistics at Carleton University, where she also runs the English Literature Society. As of September 2014, she will be working as an editor for the student-run In/Words Magazine and Press.

I also will be talking with Brad Morden who did Poetry Slam with Brad Morden at the Hintonburg Public House on June 22, and was part of Hintonburg Happening Love. A regular in ukelele spots (and runs a class for it) you might remember him from his CBC Culture submission song, “It’s going to be a long warm bright sunshiny day. if it’s not I won’t let that get in my way…”

He’s got a big event coming July 11th. Tune in to hear about a big spoken word show featuring a legend, Buddy Wakefield, and Ikenna Onyegbula, aka OpenSecret the 2014 world poetry slam champion.

He’ll be hosting it at Hub Ottawa. Friday, July 11th
Doors 7pm, Show 7:30PM
Venue: Hub Ottawa, 71 Bank Street, 6th Floor
(Hub Ottawa is an accessible venue)

$10 advance (available online from House of PainT)

Morden is also the director of the capital poetry collective, runs the Patchwork Poetry House (their first book is coming out soon) and on the board of directors of Spoken Word Canada (SPOCAN), VerseOttawa and Tree Reading Series.

Also in the show: 2 Things I’m Reading. This week tune in for a sample of: Archibald Lampman’s Knowledge from Lampman’s Sonnets (Borealis Press, 1976) and Martha Solano’s After Reading there Might be an Infinite Number of Dimensions from The Little Office of Immaculate Conception (Saturnalia, 2011)

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