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George Elliott Clarke: A Poetic Evening

August 21, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

| $5, free with book purchase

Presented by Eyewear Publishing, The Toronto Review of Books and This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS).

Toronto Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke is a fierce, funny, polemical and sensual poet, librettist, essayist and Canadian literature professor. His latest book of poetry Illicit Sonnets is a deeply erotic work, which confronts ageism and race relations head on. Discussing the work and Clarke’s political and artistic sensibility is Susan G. Cole.

Accompanying this talk will be a 30 minute staged performance highlighting the beauty of Illicit Sonnets. Theatre director, writer and academic Diana Manole will stage a combination of dance and readings from Clarke’s work with performers Keith Macfarlane and Payge Mildebrath.

This evening with George Elliott Clarke is the inaugural event of This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS), a literary programme celebrating its 10th anniversary this season. Marc Glassman, the Artistic Director of TINARS says, “Our mandate remains the same, to investigate the creative process of writers: who they are and why they make their work.”

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Date:
August 21, 2013
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$5, free with book purchase
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Venue

Ballroom