Join us this September for Poetry Came in Search of Me*

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Scarborough Arts is pleased to present Poetry Came in Search of Me*, a series of poetry-focused events taking place from September 24 to 27, 2015 at the Scarborough Arts’ Bluffs Gallery as part of this year’s Culture Days. Taking inspiration from Pablo Neruda, emerging poetry curator Anna Nieminen has brought together a wide range of activities featuring iconic and award-winning writers, experimental poets, and writers from various backgrounds to bring you a highly creative and inspiring experience that will make you want to pick up your pen and paper and write again!

All events are free and everyone is welcome! Registration through Eventbrite is required for all events.

September 24, 2015  | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
Join us on Thursday, September 24, 2015 for the Launch Event, with special guests including First Nations artists Lena Recollet and Jennifer Alicia, musician Matti Palonen, League of Canadian Poets member Jeevan Bhagwat, historian and author Barbara Myrvold, and The Urban Geographer Daniel Rotsztain. Poets will also be invited to perform their own pieces for our Open Mic segment.

Register for the Launch Event + Open Mic Night through EventBrite here.

September 25, 2015  |  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
Catch Toronto Poet Laureate and esteemed author and playwright George Elliott Clarke at the Bluffs Gallery for an evening of Poetry Readings. Other special guest poets include Raven, Wahkwariʹtahóntsi, Claire Caldwell, Shirley Camia, Sheila Bello, Scarborough Seniors Write artists Helen Koski and Darcy Miller, and Scarborough Poet Laureate John E. Rutherford.

Register for Poetry Readings through EventBrite here.

September 26, 2015  |  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Maureen Jennings, author of the novels that inspired the well-loved television series Murdoch Mysteries, Practice your poetry-writing skills with our Poetry Writing Workshop for adults facilitated by Scarborough poet Jeevan Bhagwat and a Children’s Poetry Workshop facilitated by poet Claire Caldwell, Take part in an interactive theatrical piece with the highly entertaining cast Jasmine Bowen and Jeremy Jagusch from Live History, and try on period costumes with Pailagi Pandya from the Scarborough Museum.

Register for the Poetry Workshops or the Poetry Tea Time or for both through EventBrite here.

September 27, 2015  |  2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Agincourt Library, 155 Bonis Avenue
Explore Ron Watson Park through poetry at the Scarborough Poetry Walk. Special guests include Jeevan Bhagwat, Patrick Connors, Darcy Miller, Sheila Bello, and Ron Watson and Verna Watson, with a special outdoor installation and performance by Matti Palonen. Guests are also invited to bring and read their own pieces during the Poetry Walk.

Register for Scarborough Poetry Walk through EventBrite here.

September 14 to October 11, 2015
The Bluffs Gallery, 1859 Kingston Road
Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Complementing these events is a visual arts exhibition at the Bluffs Gallery with the same title. View visual artworks and literary pieces that respond to Pablo Neruda’s poem, Poetry.  Exhibiting artists include: Denise Altschul, Sheila Bello, Patrick Connors, Tiffany Dawe, Patricia M. Goudie, Teresa Hall, Janice Hardacre, Lisa Hazelwood-Goudie, David Hobberlin, Ellen S. Jaffe, Joan Kehoe, Denise Kemp, Ada Li, Elizabeth Mudenyo, Anne Queen, Thiviyaa Sehasothy, Faz Sharief, Sylie Stojanovski, Vivian Wong, and Eve York.

The exhibition is on view from September 14 to October 11, 2015, with an Opening Reception on Monday, September 14, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

Don’t forget to reserve your spot through Eventbrite!

For questions or for more information, contact Susan at 416-698-7322.

*Pablo Neruda


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