THE ELORA POETRY CENTRE is holding a special reading by the Montreal poet Asa Boxer, from his new chapbook Etymologies, on 30 July, 2016 at 4.00 p.m. Asa has read at the Elora Centre for the Arts and the Elora Poetry Centre on several occasions and so we are delighted to have him back once more. His reading will be followed by another friend, Abigail Lapell, a singer-songwriter who has been here with the Fish Quill poets in the past.
After the reading and Abigail’s performance we will be holding a “Whacky Poetry Carnival Auction!” Amongst the items being offered for auction will be CD’s, books, the best dress made from paper, the best paper trousers, and the best costume made from leaves! Further details can be found by telephoning us at 519.846.2551 The auction will be followed by the usual finger food supper and drinks. Payment by contribution. All are welcome.
Abigail Lapell is a Canadian folk noir singer-songwriter. Drawing from traditional folk, indie and punk rock influences, her music is at once fresh and familiar—intuitive melodies, sparse-plucked guitar and a voice like autumn smoke.
After years of performing and collaborating around Montreal and Toronto, Abigail released her first solo album, Great Survivor, in 2011. Recorded by Heather Kirby of Ohbijou, Great Survivor features talented collaborators like Jessica Moore, Lisa Bozikovic, James van Bolhuis, Aaron Lumley and Julia Collins. The album reached #4 on Canada’s !earshot Folk/Blues/Roots radio charts.
The mutli-instrumentalist has toured across North America, Europe and the U.K. and appeared at festivals like North By Northeast, Pop Montreal, Sappy Fest and Winterfolk.
Her sophomore record, produced and engineered by Chris Stringer at Toronto’s Union Sound, will be released in 2016.