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 #1 on Tuesday, October 23, 9-10pm here.
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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.
Angela Hibbs' work has previously appeared in Exile, Room of One's Own, Matrix, Fireweed and The Headlight Anthology. Born in Newfoundland, she has lived in most Canadian provinces and some American states, and now lives in Montreal. With its narrative heart in Newfoundland, Passport is a book about crossing borders, both metaphorical and real. In a series of daring, intelligent, and elliptical poems, Angela Hibbs illuminates all the stations of her working-class childhood - spent on various Canadian military bases - sometimes narratively and dramatically, sometimes lyrically. To read the poems all together is to experience a kind of coming-of-age novel: powerful, spare, and entirely persuasive. Passport is Hibbs' first full-length book.
Margo LaPierre is a Canadian poet and visual artist. She completed a BA in Philosophy and a Publishing certificate at Ryerson University. Her poems have been published in CAROUSEL, The Feathertale Review, filling Station, Bywords Literary Quarterly, Petal Journal, Echolocation, and EAT IT: A Literary Cookbook of Food, Sex and Women’s Writing. Her poem “Bear Skin Rug” won the silver award for Poetry at the Alberta Magazine Publishers Awards. After over a decade in Toronto, she now lives in Ottawa.
A Poet Singer And Thunder Bringer Thunderclaw Robinson is a Jack of all trades, master of some He Is the Co-Captain of the 2018 BAM! Toronto Youth Poetry Slam Team that represented Canada in the International Spoken Word Slam and Festival; “Brave New Voices” in Houston Texas The same team that is gearing up to complete in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word Later this year He has traveled to a variety of locations across the continent to Share Light through Poems and Praise Thru Song And believe it or not, his name does not have any affiliation with the "Thundercats"
Born in Istanbul, Caroline Szpak is a Polish-Canadian writer who currently lives in Toronto. A graduate of the University of Victoria writing program, her poetry and fiction have appeared in This Magazine, The Capilano Review, subTerrain, Poetry is Dead, CV2, and in the chapbooks Expense Account, Garland Get Your Gun, and The Pomeranian Front. Slinky Naive is her first collection of poetry.