10 September 2012

Joe Blades @ Odd Sundays!!!

Our summer break is over, and this Sunday, September 16, at 2pm, marks the first odd sundays event of 2012-2013. For this event only, we are meeting off site, at Unitarian House, 874 York (just down from Montgomery). (Molly and Darrell will have their hands full with Harvest Jazz and Blues folk.) Along with poetry and perhaps some short prose from the open set, coffee and sweets will be served. In order to respect this new and temporary shared space, a donation box will be available for those who wish to contribute.

Sunday, September 16, 2PM

Unitarian (Coffee) House, 874 York Street

Featured readers: Dina E Cox / Joe Blades

+ Open Set / Book Draw / Connections

Bring your ears; bring your literary sensibilities; bring a few minutes of your own writing for the open set. Our double feature includes poet Dina E Cox, from Ontario, and poet and publisher Joe Blades, from Fredericton, providing a great way to start our season (see bios below). I hope to see many of you out, and extend a particular invitation to high-school students, whereas they do not need a parent or guardian at this venue.

Thank you all for your attention. Take care,

allison calvern
459-1436 / acalvern@nbnet.nb.ca


Dina E Cox was born and raised in Saint John, N.B. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick, she taught at Fredericton High School before moving to Ontario with her husband. There they raised a family of four, and will soon be welcoming their ninth grandchild. Dina returns to New Brunswick on a regular basis for inspiration. Dina’s poetry has been published in various journals and anthologies in Canada, Ireland, the United States and Bulgaria. Also a musician and an occasional freelancer, Dina writes both lyric poetry and the shorter Japanese forms, and is a past winner of the Betty Drevniok Award for haiku, Canada’s premier award for English language haiku. Small flames, published with Signature Editions (Winnipeg) in spring 2012, is her first book.

Joe Blades is the author of seven books including Casemate Poems (Collected) (Chaudiere Books), and Prison Songs and Storefront Poetry (Ekstasis Editions). He is also publisher of Broken Jaw Press and producer—host of Ashes, Paper, & Beans: Fredericton's Writing & Arts Show (CHSR 97.9 FM, Wednesdays at 5pm). Joe has been writing and promoting writing for decades, contributing widely and deeply to Canada’s literary landscape.

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