Poets @ Artfest V
As part of Artfest Kingston 2019
3-Day Poetry Festival
City Park, Kingston
Saturday, June 29 through Monday, July 1
Following wonderful annual events from 2015 – 2018, the 2019 poetry festival should be equally so and will feature 56 poets from Ontario and Quebec. Included this year: an early morning workshop (Saturday), a late morning book launch (Sunday), and a community blackout poem featured all 3 days – as mostly an in between readings and outside the tent creative exercise. Instructions and markers will be provided.
Saturday, June 29
9:00 — 10:30am Writing Workshop – A Free ‘Intuitive Writing’ workshop (Signup begins at 8:45)
11am- 12:00pm Barbara Laing, Jennie Marshall, Nadia Pacey, Kinman
12:30 — 1:30pm Tim Murphy, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Ashna Asim, pending
2:00 — 3:00pm Grace Dixon, Judith Popiel, Ashley-Elizabeth Best, Alyssa Cooper
3:30 — 4:30pm Dallas Bader, Kathy Figueroa, Bob MacKenzie, Meg Freer
5:00 — 6:00pm Jennifer Londry, Bethmarie Michalska, Sasha Hill, Honey Novick
Sunday, June 30
10:30 –11:30am Book Launch: Bruce Kauffman* – Reading at 10:45. Emcee – Michael Casteels.
A casual launch. Novel Idea Bookstore onsite with copies (cash or credit).
12:00 – 1:00pm Carole TenBrink, Sandra Davies, Elizabeth Greene, Susan Gillis
1:30 — 2:30pm John Steffler, Colleen Lyons, Nathalie Sorensen, Tara Kainer
3:00 — 4:00pm Krista Asselstine, Dale Tracy, Allison Chisholm, Michael Casteels
4:30 — 5:30pm Bob Hogg, Bruce Whiteman, Armand Garnet Ruffo, Phil Hall
Monday, July 1
10:30 –11:30am Ron Chase, Anne Graham, Ken Chin, Eric Folsom
12:00 — 1:00pm Haley Sarfeld, John Donlan, Leslie Saunders, Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux
1:30 — 2:30pm Louise Carson, Colin Morton, Tia Lunn, Mary Lee Bragg
3:00 — 4:00pm Pat Connors, Abena Beloved Green, Chantel Lavoie, Allan Briesmaster
4:30 — 5:30pm Paul Kelley, Kate Rogers, Brandon Pitts, Closing comments (Bruce Kauffman)
*an evening absence still waiting for moon (John B. Lee Signature Series, Hidden Brook Press, 2019) is Kauffman’s 4th collection of poetry.
Much gratitude to Quebec Writers’ Federation in their support for Louise Carson’s reading.