*The Cooked and Eaten
VOL. 6, Issue 10
June 5, 2006
At the Gordon Best Theatre,
A steamy end of season closer with five readers and The Backburners.
Come see Elaine McCluskey, Katarina Fretwell, Daniel Kolos, PJ Thomas and Margot Van Sluytman
Elaine McCluskey's debut collection, "Watermelon Social," contains ten comical and aggressively human slices of suburban life. From grocery aisles to strip-mall parking lots to school hallways and waiting rooms, these stories pulse with the bizarre and sometimes annoying trappings of in-between places and the people we encounter there.
stories have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Gaspereau Review and Pottersfield
Portfolio. The title story in this collection was shortlisted for the 2004 Journey Prize and is included in
the 2004 Journey Prize Anthology. A former Bureau
Chief for the Canadian Press news agency, McCluskey
lives with her family in
Katerina Fretwell's fourth poetry collection, Shaking Hands With The
Night, was published by Pendas Productions, 2004. She's
on the Lowther Jury of the League of Canadian Poets and
sings tenor in Haydn's Creation with her art as backdrop, first at Stockey Centre, second in
P.J. Thomas was an editor and arts administrator until she became seriously mentally ill at age 30. She spent the next 10 years in and out of psychiatric institutions. Her first published novel, Almost Up and Down, was written in the last five years of these experiences. Copies of Almost Up and Down will be available at the reading.
P.J. will be reading from her new work; Gert's Book of Knowledge.
Daniel Kolos came out of the poetic closet in 1997 and began a series of public poetry readings that has not yet stopped. In 2003 Pendas Productions of London published his first poetry collection, "Slipped Out".
Before his poetry career, Daniel
produced radio documentaries on ancient
He is currently working on a series of inspirational poems based on the 13th century Sufi mystic poet, Rumi, and will read a selection from this new work on June 5th.
Daniel's poetry page is available at www.bmts.com/~damilos/poetry.html His books, several anthologies in which he has paticipated and his CD will be available at the Cooked and Eaten performance.
Margot Van Sluytman
The words: passion, intensity, and
focus, have been used to describe the work of Margot Van Sluytman,
poet, publisher, and instructor, who was born in
Margot has been published in magazines
and eZines across
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Cooked and Eaten turned out be one of the best poetry venues of the year! High octane readers, good audience, and to top it off, two old friends turned up as a total surprise. Then there was Margot: down-to-earth, reality-check woman who carries her past/present/future in a very attractive bundle. Whether she is talking or reciting poetry, she exudes an abundant, ancient energy that I recognize. She calls it kindred dance. Having been alerted by Penn Kemp to Margot's feelings for Gwendolyn MacEwen, I read the “Ode to Gwen!” The poem hit the spot, with everyone.
Daniel Kolos to Penn Kemp
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From Katerina Fretwell to Penn Kemp:
>margot is a gem! great connection. great to see daniel too. and Elaine, the short
>story writer lives in the suburb from hell that i did in
>same people. every reader was superb.
>daniel's rumi ruminations are great - a great muse for him.
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Margot van Sluytman to Daniel Kolos:
i have been reading from your soon to be a full book, inspired by the master, this morning, feeling utterly full of the magic, myth, breath that is poetry, palabras/words
i loved the energy that scented the entire room of the gordon best last night - your wonderful reading, very REAL, the rich and kindred audience was wonderful
invisible companion and love is an untranslatable language are
brilliant! and i will read
and reread your book - as i am moving to
June 21, Midsummer Night
Blue Angel Gallery
8 featured poets
Becky D. Alexander
for more info please call
905 - 312-1779
905 - 522-8735
WHERE: Mount Forest Public Library (downstairs)
WHEN: 7 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. performances; 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Open Drum Jam!
Admission: $5 in advance; $7 at the door
Featured performers: Raw Bone Rhythms & Special Guests - Diana's Drum Drumming Students.
JUST CONFIRMED! Published Canadian poets Elizabeth Zetlin (Taking Root) and Daniel Kolos (Slipped Out) and musicians Dan Ferguson and Mark Dahm from
For more information, please visit:
July 8, 2006
July 8, 2006
Event: Alice Munro Festival of Writing
Time: 10 am to 4 pm (September hours are 12 - 5 pm)
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at door
Contact: Jodi at North Huron Museum 519-357-1096 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Information: Includes a writing workshop with Michael Dudley, readings by local published authors, Daniel Kolos and Dawna Proudman, announcement of winners of the short story contest, refreshments (does not include lunch) and a book fair.
Green Fire Poetry Series
Timothy Ormond, Daniel Kolos and
When: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2006
Where: At a residential century home in the
heart of Stouffville,
EmCee: Catherine Graham
Directions: get on Highway 404
September 30, Saturday, 6:30 p.m.
Poetic Cyclotron I
zencha tea bar
There will be a contained and potent concatenation of poetic energy that could create, who knows, a literary supernova in the tiny tea shop known as zencha!
and original music and songs
composed by Natalie Jack
written for this event!!!
The event will be free
potential audience members would need to reserve a spot by calling or emailing the shop.
tel: 705-446-0096, email: email@example.com
A Words Aloud Poetry Cooperative (Grey/Bruce) event
Curry and Poetry
Sunday, October 15, 2006, 6:00 p.m.