Monday, March 02, 2015

Jazz, poetry, ponies, dogs, and teaching creative writing: Two upcoming readings/performances

David Lee are performing our dog (jazz) and pony (poetry) show together for the Public Humanities at Western University. We've performed text and music together a lot and it's always fun and very improvisational. David plays double bass and/or cello and reads his own text work. I play saxophone, flute, or other woodwinds and perform texts and/or do sound poetry. It's always a happy surprise.

In April, I'm performing and doing a workshop at Hillfield Strathallan College where I used to teach music as part of their national conference for teachers—and prize winning students—of creative writing. It'll be good to be back here, relaxed, unharried and with no obligation to mark anything. CITE 2015 is on April 11. I'm part of a bill with author Terry Fallis and Patrick Dean, president of McMaster University.

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