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Sunday, July 14, 2013

A summer celebration of People's Poetry and Milton Acorn's

Norma West Linder
James Deahl - Master of Ceremonies
On Saturday, July 13th, 2013 a summer celebration of People's Poetry and Milton Acorn's "In a Springtime Instant:  The Selected Poems:  1950-1986  was held at the Artword Artbar at 15 Colbourne Street here in Hamilton, Ontario.

The hosts, Ron Weihs and Judith Sandiford were their usual gracious and welcoming selves as the guests assembled in this very cute venue.  James Deahl was both the organizer and the Master of Ceremonies.

Invited poets were to read two of Milton Acorn's poems and then two of their own poems.

The featured poets were as follows:   James Deahl
                                                           Conrad DiDiodato
                                                           Trudi Down
                                                           George Down
                                                           Jennifer L. Foster
                                                           David Haskins
                                                           Norma West Linder
                                                           Deborah Morrison
                                                           Jeff Seffinga
                                                           Jennifer Tan

Michael Mirolla was also featured, and read from his newest book  "The House on 14th Avenue."

Invited poets came from Toronto, Grimbsy, Hamilton, and Sarnia, Ontario.

This two hour event was well attended.  There was lively conversation at the break time as people replenished their drinks and food. Many people renewing acquaintances and happy to be a part of this celebration.

Here are some pictures taken at the event.

Ron Weihs- our host

Judith Sandiford - our host


On this bright, sunny, and breezy day, the mood inside reflected the weather outside.  Each poet was free to choose what they wanted and the reading of Milton Acorn's work was very well done.

It also was good to hear their own individual work as everybody has a different style of writing and way of presenting things.

Jennifer Tan

Jeff Seffinga



David Haskins

Trudi Down

Conrad DiDiodato




Deborah Morrison

                                                 

A  wonderful way to spend a pleasant Saturday afternoon listening to poetry and enjoying each other's company.

Thanks for dropping by.





 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Wilma!

    A lovely write-up of a lovely event...

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