May 27th Poetry & Music Salon Fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders

My next Poetry and Music Salon is a fundraiser. I chose Doctors Without Borders this year. You can donate on-line here. I set our contribution at $400., but maybe we can better that.* For any donations above $10. you get a tax credit. The list of features for this Salon is awesome: Isabel Fryszberg, Heather Babcock, Karen Shenfeld, Jim McCuaig, Jennifer Hosein, Michael Marian, Tricia Postle, Tom Hamilton,
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Happy Mother's Day!

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Dashing by to say, lovely Salon on Sat & some upcoming poetry readings

The Poetry and Music Salon last Saturday was wonderful, with Tricia Postle, Ian Burgham, Sean McDermott and Wolfgang Dios. Josef Hochleitner unexpectedly showed up and took photographs, I am so grateful. Jeff Howard videoed my performance, and Tricia's, with a professional 4K camera, and, again, I am so grateful. So... photos and video to come, though I have no idea when, I am so busy.Here's a screen
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April 29th, 2-4pm, Poetry & Music Salon @Palmerston Library Theatre!

So happy that Tricia Postle is our featured musician! And Ian Burgham our Guest Poet! It'll be an amazing afternoon. Hosted by Luciano Iacobelli. I'll be doing a longer performance from Tidal Fury accompanied by the maestro violinist, Tom Gannon Hamilton. Sat aft April 29th, 2-4pm, Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Ave. Light refreshments served.Here is my Event Listing on the Home page of my new
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Finally, a website in the making...

Last summer I began the attempt to create a new website for my art and writing. Wordpress proved daunting as I purchased a portfolio template that I was not able to master. The months ticked by. At last, I somehow hit on the right search terms, and Google delivered a list of sites that offer website software that you can buy quite reasonably and download, as opposed to on-line sites, like Wix, Weebly
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Birthday @ the Art Bar Poetry Series Carries Its Risks!

direct link: Happy BdayFeaturing at the Art Bar Poetry Series on your birthday carries its risks. Love ❤️ Love ❤️  Love ❤️  Many thanks for all the beautiful birthday wishes!p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 28.0px 'Apple Color Emoji'} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 28.0px 'Apple Color Emoji'} ___  | Guernica
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Open Book Interview on Tidal Fury

Somehow, I missed the publication of this Open Book interview with me on Tidal Fury last October. I just found it. Many thanks to Open Book!As it was posted 5 months ago, I think to share the whole interview here.NEWS AND INTERVIEWSThe In Character interview, with Brenda ClewsDATEOctober 26, 2016 Brenda Clews is the author of Tidal Fury (Guernica Editions), a narrative collection that
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Tidal Fury Features this Year

Lovely to see Tidal Fury on the shelves at Indigo (Bloor and Bay)! I signed them. A bunch of features are lined up in Toronto this Spring and I am gearing up to perform from Tidal Fury for you and, I hope, to entertain, elevate and inspire you all!January 18th @ A literary ménage à trois of poetry, 7:30-9:30pm, Bar Italia, 582 College St February 23rd @ Urban Folk Art Salon, 6-8pm,
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The Process: Close Up Portraits of Three Women

direct link: Close Up Portraits of Three Women: the process During the months working on these small portraits, I took photos, and one video, along the way. Thought it would be fun to collect them in a single slideshow video.From the sketches to the finished paintings, portraits I painted of Bänoo Zan (poet), Isabel Fryszberg (musician/painter) & a Self-Portrait. Each is 20"x16”x1.5”, oil
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View from Robarts Library

The literary world has its own intrigues, passions, blasts and blessings. There's always a story, and there is one with my novella, Fugue in Green, which was languishing and now, suddenly, is slated for publication this Fall 2017. I have 6 weeks to do edits and revisions. I haven't read the ms since I submitted it in 2015. Hit Robarts Library yesterday and finished reading it and making some changes
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