LEAGUE OF CANADIAN POETS (W)RITES OF SPRING
Sunday March 25
7:30 pm - 10 pm.
General public open mike
May this event kick off a spring of revivified creativity for you all!
Post script, March 29: This turned out to be a highly enjoyable event for all who turned out (18 or so, not bad considering it's Montreal + the first time I put on one of these things). For me, standouts -- besides myself (but clearly I'm biased here) -- included Kelly Norah Drukker, whose writing reminds me of Roo Borson's at times, and Maxianne Berger, whose quirky, whimsical sensibility always captures my interest. Ian Ferrier turned in a good performance accompanied by Paul Serralheiro on guitar. The man behind the cash bar, it turns out, was an award-winning slam poet named Carl Bessette, who put on quite a show in the open set with a masterly recitation in French.