Wed March 25, 7:30pm
Battle of the Bards, Harbourfront Toronto
The 20 established and upcoming poets selected to grace the IFOA stage this year are: David James Brock, Claire Caldwell, Elizabeth Greene, Kate Hargreaves, Laurence Hutchman, Ellen S. Jaffe, Jill Jorgenson, Ralph Kolewe, Max Layton, Jimmy McInnes, Bruce Meyer, Sarah Pinder, Pearl Pirie, Talya Rubin, Vanessa Shields, Peter Unwin, Zachariah Wells, Shoshanna Wingate, Deanna Young and Liz Worth. IFOA welcomes back NOW Magazine’s Susan G. Cole to host this year’s event. It will be held in the Brigantine Room located in the York Quay Centre (235 Queens Quay West) on the Harbourfront Centre site. Press Release.
Fri March 27, 7pm
Reading with Stevie Howell, Marilyn Dumont and JC Bouchard. I’ll do an Ottawa launch of the pet radish, shrunken at one of the best poetry fests going. Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St
Wed, April 8, 2015, 7:30pm
Launching the Chocolate chapbook, Ottawa
At A Thing for Chocolate, 1262 Wellington At W. A chapbook of cocoa’s rhapsodic delights called Cocoa Cabin with poems by Steven Artlle, Marie Andrée Auclair, Amanda Earl, Susan Glickman, Natalie Hanna, Anna Mioduchowska, Catina Noble, Pearl Pirie, Roland Prevost, Brenda Schmidt, Lisa Timpf and Grant Wilkins. Readings by Steven Artelle and Roland Prevost and more.
Wed April 15, 7-9pm
Great Canadian PoeTrain Launch Event, Ottawa
At Pressed Café with an opening ceremony (blessing by elder Albert Dumont), poetry by Pearl Pirie, Max Middle ad Dennis Reid with Vimeo poetry and an open mic. 750 Gladstone Avenue. More to come.
Sat April 18, 1pm
Best Canadian Poetry 2014 Launch, Ottawa
With Tightrope Books at Octopus Books (116 Third Ave) with David O’Meara, Shane Rhodes, Pearl Pirie and Brent Raycroft.
Thurs April 23, 2015, 7:30 pm
BookThug Season Launch, Toronto
Spring BookThug Season launch at The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West, Toronto. Poetry titles include: the pet radish, shrunken by Pearl Pirie, Endangered Hydrocarbons by Lesley Battler, Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play by Jake Kennedy, Their Biography: an organism of relationships by kevin mcpherson eckhoff and A More Perfect [ by Jimmy McInnes
Fri April 24, 2015, 7pm, tbc
BorderBlur, St Catharines
Jake Kennedy, kevin mcpherson eckhoff, Pearl Pirie, Sonja Greckol, Bill Kennedy, and Paul Dutton at the Niagara Artists Centre, 354 St. Paul Street
Sun April 26, 2015, 6:45pm
Writers Fest, Ottawa
BookThug: Let’s Do Launch: Carellin Brooks, Mike Steeves, Pearl Pirie, Jake Kennedy and kevin mcpherson eckhoff at Christ Church (new Festival Café), 414 Sparks Street Details and ticket prices.