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.”