Poets @ Artfest V

July 1, 2019 - 8:45 am

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.