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Upcoming poetry events in London

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Come Celebrate Spring in the ReForest City with Penn and friends! Saturday, May 21, 1 p.m.  Reading spring garden monologues, Heaven Scent, 169 Wortley Rd. London. Sponsored by Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.  Free. Contact: Ashley, 519 4333434, store@heavenscent.ca. Saturday, May 28, 7 p.m.  The launch of Writtle Magazine, London’s literary publication.  “Join us in celebrating the birth of what Penn Kemp, London’s Poet Laureate, called a ‘vibrantly welcome addition to the London arts scene!’  The contributing writers from the Inaugural Issue will be reading more of their work.  Writers include: Penn Kemp, Natsuko Wilson, Teresa Daniele, Robin Lundy, Joan Clayton and Andreas Gripp.”  Penn will be reading “Weaving A Way: The Heart of Community” and "Celebrating Trees in Souwesto".  Free. Lotus Centre, 140 Ann Street, London ON. Contact editor at info@amyvanes.com. www.writtlemagazine.com. Sunday, May 29, 1 p.m. Reading "Celebrating Trees in Souwesto" at a tree planting ceremony at the new Celebration Forest, Parkwood Hospital, London ON.  Contact: julieryan@rogers.com, katie@reforestlondon.ca. "London's celebrated poet and City of London Poet Laureate Penn Kemp will be a featured guest, reading her poem ‘Commemorating in Celebration Forest’.” Free.  Poem June is bustin' out all over for poetry! Sunday, June 5, 2011, 5:00 p.m. “Celebrating Trees in Souwesto and Anne Marie DeCicco-Best”  will be read for 2011 LONDON NEGEV DINNER, Best Western Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Road South, London.  Contact: Louise, l.fagan@rogers.com. InfoPoem Sunday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. Penn reading with Susan McCaslin.  For World Environment Day,  Susan reads from Demeter Goes Skydiving and Penn from her DVD, Luminous Entrance: a sound opera for climate change action.  The Lit Live Reading Series, Bread and Roses Café, The Sky Dragon Centre, 27 King William Street, Hamilton ON.  Sponsored by The League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts.  Contact: Susan Evans Shaw, susan@nas.net. Monday, June 6, 7:00 pm.  Penn reading ecopoetry with Susan McCaslin.  Brennan's Beer & Bistro, 347 Clarence Street, London ON.  Susan reads from Demeter Goes Skydiving and Penn from her DVD, Luminous Entrance: a sound opera for climate change action.  Sponsored by The League of Canadian Poets.  Contact: Joan Brennan 519-858-9900; cell: 519-318-5763. info@elitecateringbydesign.ca. Admission: $5.00. Tuesday, June 7, 7:30 pm.  "Mystical Poetry: Divinely Earthy Mothers":  Talk and poetry reading with Susan McCaslin and Penn.  The Stevenson & Hunt Room "A".  Free.  Q&A to follow. Stevenson & Hunt, London Public Library, 251 Dundas Street, London ON N6A 6H9.  Several pertinent book/cds for sale: Susan's Demeter Goes Skydiving and Penn's Sarasvati Scapes (book/cd).  Sponsored by The League of Canadian Poets.  Contact: Mark Richardson, (519) 661-5100, x 2222, mark.richardson@lpl.london.on.ca Saturday, June 11, 3:00 p.m.  Reading, Feminist Caucus, League of Canadian Poets Poetry Festival and Conference 2011, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Toronto.  Contact: femcaucusburke @yahoo.ca Friday, June 17, 10 a.m.  Launch of The One Million Trees Challenge to plant a million trees over the next 10 years.  Penn participates in a video to promote the project reading “Celebrating Trees in Souwesto.”  Harris Park, London.  Free.  Contact julieryan@rogers.com, katie@reforestlondon.ca. Poem Saturday, June 18, 9:30 pm. Reading and sounding with Dennis Siren, H2woes.  Music and video projection.  London Fringe Festival and Nuit Blanche, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. Contact: dennissiren@rogers.com Recent Events May 11, 2011, noon.  The Creative City Summit.  Penn reading "Celebrating Trees in Souwesto" and “The Heart of Community”.  Featuring “Dream Life of Teresa Harris”, the videopoem of Brenda McMorrow and Penn performing at Aeolian Hall by Dennis Siren, London Convention Centre, 300 York St.  London ON.  Contact: AHalwa@londonarts.ca. "Thank you for a most enlightening presentation.  Your reading and short film showcased London beautifully.  We were delighted that you were able to be a part of our summit." Creative City Network Canada & City of London Culture Office “Your works were spectacular as per usual!  Thank you for coming to the Creative City Network Conference.”  Robin Armistead, Manager of Culture & Municipal Policy, London “Penn Kemp, whose forte is spoken song, joins more than a score of poet laureates in Canada."  Live art, London Free Press For more information, contact Penn at penn@pennkemp.ca, 519 4348555 or check out her muse/news at www.mytown.ca/pennletters.

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