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April 17, 18, 19 2008 (VOL. 8, Issue 11)
The Cooked and Eaten presents a three day celebration of Poetry Month.
April 17 - 19, 2008 - Visiting Poets
April 17 - 19, 2 - 6 (ish) pm, Market Hall in the Gallery - Public Office Hours for bill bissett
April 17, 7 - 9 pm, at the Holiday Inn - Get to Know bill bissett
April 18, 2008, 9am - 9pm - Poetry of Everyday Life Marathon
April 19, 2008, noon - 6pm - Workshops for poets and writers
bill bissett, named by Jack Kerouac as the "greatest living poet today," has remained at the cutting edge of poetics and performance works for forty years and is one of Canada's most original and widely appreciated poets.
Vancouver poet, Elizabeth Rhett Woods has published five books of poetry and three novels, including Beyond the Pale (Ekstasis Editions, 2006) and the underground classic The Yellow Volkswagen (PaperJacks, 1971). Her poetry and plays, including the 90-minute verse play Maya (Tuesday Night, 1974) have been broadcast on CBC Radio.
bill bissett Office Hours
bill will be holding public office hours at the Market Hall, 336 George Street, Apr 17 - 19, aproximately 2 - 6 pm (2-5 on Thurs, 2:30 or 3 - 6 on Fri). During this time anyone who is interested is welcome to drop by to meet bill and talk about poetry, painting, life and anything esle that fits the moment. Take advantage of this inspiring artist.
Get to Know bill bissett at the Holiday Inn
At this informal evening at the Holiday Inn Lounge bill bissett will give a short reading and be available for conversation, signings and questions in a relaxed atmosphere. Refreshements will be provided. 7-9 pm, Peterborough Holiday Inn, 150 George Street
Cooked and Eaten Poetry of Everyday Life Twelve Hour Poetry Marathon.
Here's an HTML version of the schedule.
On April 18th, between 9am and 9pm a bunch of poets are going to seemingly spontaneously stand up (or sit down) and read poetry for 15 minutes in various locations all over Canada. You could be one of those poets.
The Poetry of Everyday Life Marathon, a twelve hour marathon of poetry readings in unique locations by poets of all ages and stages in their careers, takes poetry out of the salon and makes it available to a wider audience in diverse and unique venues including bus stops, ferries, sculpture gardens, gas stations and more. Each reader who signs up arrives at his or her chosen venue at the appointed time and reads for up to 15 minutes to the assembled audience and to passers by who happen upon the event during the day. (Find out about last year's marathon here.)
The way it works: at 9am one poet will read 15 minutes of poetry where they are (or have arranged to be). As soon as they're finished another poet is going to stand up somewhere else and read for 15 minutes, when that poet is finished, another poet will start reading in yet another location. The poets could be anywhere in the world and be reading alone or in a group, in front of an audience or alone in a hallway, their own poetry or someone else's. You could be one of those readers. If you have poet friends, get them together and read for an hour or share 15 minutes.
Each reader who signs up receives a printable .pdf of a Cooked and Eaten poster to put up and flier to hand out at his or her chosen venue explaining the event to passers by.
Once the list is full, we will distribute a schedule of all the marathon poets on the web page and to the Cooked and Eaten email list, which goes across Canada and is added to several other poetry lists and newsletters.
Poets are encouraged to read outdoors or in public spaces, and to create documentation of their reading, whether video, audio, still photography or a combination of the above. These documents will be posted the Cooked and Eaten Poetry Marathon Facebook Group and on the website.
If you are interested in participating please send the following information to
length of reading:
location of reading*:
planned method of recording, if any (photographs, audio, video, artist rendering):
For more deatails check out our call for poets.
Join in and feel the love of poets across the country around the clock.
To sign up for any of these workshops, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Rhett Woods
Elizabeth Rhett Woods was born in Prince George, B.C., and grew up in Kamloops and Vernon.
This event is happening with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, The City of Peterborough, Peterborough Arts Umbrella, Black Honey, Market Hall