Our Lakeside Terrace sets the stage for two Poetry Cabarets this year, when the mighty spoken word ignites the night air with razor-sharp work by some of the hottest poets in Canada. This is a showcase of the poetry world’s cream of the crop, fronted by a sparkling and sidesplitting host. Enjoy live music, insightful readings, a cool vibe and a cash bar. This event will be hosted by Seán Cullen.
Two nights only! Visit Poetry Cabaret #2 on Thursday, October 25, 9-10pm here.
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Joanne Arnott is a Métis/mixed-blood writer, editor and arts activist, originally from Manitoba, at home on the West Coast. Her book Wiles of Girlhood won the Gerald Lampert Award (LCP 1992). She has published eight other books, including Halfling spring: an internet romance (Kegedonce 2013) and A Night for the Lady (Ronsdale 2013). She was a founding member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast, and a past volunteer with The Writers Union of Canada and The Writers’ Trust of Canada. She is currently Poetry Editor for EVENT Magazine. Joanne received the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for Literary Arts in 2017.
Multiple Gemini/Canadian Screen Award/Canadian Comedy Award-winner Seán Cullen has been entertaining audiences for decades. His stage and screen credits include CBC’s Seán Cullen Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Showcase series Slings and Arrows, and the Canadian Mirvish production of Mel Brooks' The Producers. Cullen is also the award-winning author of two series of novels for young adults: Hamish X and The Prince of Neither Here Nor There.
Catherine Graham (Canada) is the author of six acclaimed poetry collections, including The Celery Forest and Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, a finalist for the Raymond Souster Poetry Award and the CAA Poetry Award. She received an Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies where she teaches creative writing. She was also the winner of the IFOA’s Poetry NOW competition. While living in Northern Ireland, Graham completed an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. Author of the debut novel Quarry, her work has appeared in journals and anthologies around the world.
Karen Mulhallen has published 22 books and numerous articles on the arts and has spent her life working on magazines and journals while also lecturing, teaching literature, creative writing, and fine art. She has edited more than 150 issues of Descant magazine and published and lectured widely in North America and Europe. Karen’s work has been published in Serbo-Croatian, Italian, Turkish, Bosnian, French, and Spanish. Visit karenmulhallen.com.
Paul Vermeersch is a poet, professor, artist and editor. The author of five previous collections of poetry, including The Reinvention of the Human Hand, a finalist for the Trillium Book Award, and Don’t Let It End Like This Tell Them I Said Something, he teaches in the Creative Writing & Publishing program at Sheridan College and is senior editor at Wolsak and Wynn Publishers, where he runs the Buckrider Books imprint. He lives in Toronto.