Live Reading by croc E moses at 4:00 on Tuesday, April 6

croc E moses performed Rhythm as My Mother Tongue

Funded by The League of Canadian Poets and The Canada Council for the Arts

Co-sponsored by the Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery and Renison University College, University of Waterloo

Photo credit: Open Book Festival croc E moses – Open Book Festival

croc E read and recited a selection of material inspired by the interplay of the natural elements in Southern Africa and Grey County where he is presently based.

Here is the YouTube link to this event:

Virtual Panel Discussion on Literary Appropriation in Canada: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, 1:30-3:00 P.M.

In | Appropriate

https://www.gordonhillpress.com/collections/titles/products/inappropriate

The Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery, in conjunction with Renison University College, University of Waterloo, hosted a synchronous panel discussion on Canadian literary appropriation. Growing out of interviews on this subject recently published in Gordon Hill Press’s In/Appropriate, this event was open to members of ARTS 130, friends of The Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery, and the general public.

The panel included Jeremy Luke Hill (publisher), Kim Davids Mandar (editor), and three contributors to In/Appropriate: Farzana Doctor, Wayne Grady, and Mahak Jain. (Please see links for biographies below.)

Here is the video link to the synchronous discussion:

https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZTRkZDZmNDktOWNkOS00MmFlLWJlNjEtNTAwZjRhYzI0YzQ1%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22723a5a87-f39a-4a22-9247-3fc240c01396%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22f9f52fd2-fdcd-41ec-a954-ec07e9742d4b%22%7d

Assistance was provided by Victoria Feth of The Centre for Teaching Excellence at University of Waterloo.

The event was sponsored by two long-time friends of The Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery, Janice Ferri and Peter Skoggard.

The Elora Poetry Centre was excited to engage in present discourse on literary appropriation in Canada. It was our pleasure to host these five distinguished panelists who are helping to determine the direction that Canadian literature will take in the near future. In light of recent controversies that resulted in the publication of another important book on the current state of Canadian literature, Refuse: CanLit in Ruins, we want to be part of these discussions.

Here are the biographical links:

https://vocamus.net/press/authors/jeremy-luke-hill

https://www.gordonhillpress.com/products/kim-davids-mandar

read://http_farzanadoctor.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffarzanadoctor.com%2Fbio%2F

https://waynegrady.ca/

https://www.mahakjain.com/bio/

Jeremy Luke Hill’s Poetry of Thought

Book Launch: 29 June 2019, 4:00 p.m. Jeremy Luke Hill’s Poetry of Thought has been published by Interludes of the Elora Poetry Centre. Luke read from and signed his new chapbook. Music was by Adam and Rain, an acoustic duo who play folk/roots inspired original music, and uniquely interpreted covers.

Luke is the publisher at Gordon Hill Press, based in Guelph. He is also the Managing Director of Vocamus Writers Community, a non-profit community organization that supports book culture in Guelph.

He has written a collection of poetry, short prose, and photography called Island Pieces. Other works include three chapbooks of poetry called Can Con, Trumped, and These My Streets; two poetry broadsheets called Grounded and Indexical; and an ongoing series of poetry broadsheets called Conversations with Viral Media. He also writes a semi-regular column on chapbooks for The Town Crier. His writing has appeared in The Bull Calf, CV2, EVENT Magazine, Filling Station, Free Fall, The Goose, HA&L, The Maynard, paperplates, Queen Mob’s Tea House, The Rusty Toque, The Town Crier, The Windsor Review.

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Live Reading by croc E moses at 4:00 on Tuesday, April 6

croc E moses performed Rhythm as My Mother Tongue Funded by The League of Canadian Poets and The Canada Council for the Arts Co-sponsored by the Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery and Renison University College, University of Waterloo Photo credit: Open Book Festival croc E moses – Open Book Festival croc E read and recited a … Continue reading Live Reading by croc E moses at 4:00 on Tuesday, April 6

Self-Portrait Exhibit

The Self-Portrait Exhibit is still planned to go ahead, as a series of videos. Anyone who is interested, please contact us as we would like to plan this event for late spring / early summer 2021.  A fun event with a minimal $20.00 entrance fee.  Details will be available on our web page.

Karen Houle Read from The Grand River Watershed: A Folk Ecology on Feb. 4, 4:30-5:50 p.m.

Karen Houle gave a synchronous reading on Feb. 4 from The Grand River Watershed: A Folk Anthology, short-listed for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry in 2019. This event, funded by the Canada Council and Writers’ Union of Canada as part of the National Public Readings Program, was cosponsored by Renison University College at … Continue reading Karen Houle Read from The Grand River Watershed: A Folk Ecology on Feb. 4, 4:30-5:50 p.m.

100 Thousand Poets for Change September 30 4pm

Press Release – 100 Thousand Poets for Change
The Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery presents the annual, global “100 Thousand Poets for Change” day at which poets and artists around the world celebrate peace, sustainability, and justice, and call for serious social, environmental, and political change. Canadian poet and artist, bill bissett, the “shaman of sound and performance,” will read/chant/dance his work. Among bissett’s awards are The George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award and the Dorothy Livesay Prize. Join us September 30that 4p.m. at the Elora Poetry Centre & Gallery. There will be live music, finger food, and conversation.
Admission by contribution. elorapoetrycentre@gmail.com. 519-846-2551