25 Toronto St
Barrie, ON L4N 1T8
Pro and amateur writers in Simcoe County are welcome to perform their original work in an encouraging environment. Poets, spoken word performers, rappers, comedians, song writers, motivational speakers and anyone who loves the magic of language is welcome to join us. We meet monthly at Unity Market in Barrie to read, to perform and to share our art. Each month we bring in a little extra inspiration in the form of published authors of all genres.
Featured authors are Susan Lynn Reynolds and James Dewar.
Susan Lynn Reynolds is a writer, teacher and psychotherapist. She teaches writing through workshops in the community, in college continuing education programs, and in social services settings. She writes and has won awards for her YA novel, short stories, poems and non-fiction. Two of her poems were longlisted in the 2015 Montreal Poetry Prize and another poem was shortlisted for this year’s Vallum Poetry Prize.
James Dewar is a publisher, producer, teacher, writer and editor.
He has performed his work live on CBC Radio, Rogers TV, several radio stations and at numerous poetry readings in Canada and abroad.
As the publisher of Piquant Press he has edited and published over a dozen books and co-edited six poetry anthologies. Through his other small press, Stone’s Throw Publications, he has guided scores of poets in the editing, design and printing of poetry collections and chapbooks.
All are welcome to join us to watch and listen.