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April 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm



Celebrate local poetry!  The Ottawa Valley is alive with talented local artists. The Local Poetry night will feature the work of five accomplished local poets.  The evening will allow for a meet and greet before the performance, with readings beginning at 7pm and an intermission at 8pm.


Featuring local poets Claudia Coutu Radmore, Carol A. Stephen, Dean Steadman, Cliff D. Bird, and Lesley Strutt. You won’t want to miss this fun evening of poetry! Tickets on sale now at the Carleton Place Public Library for $5 each. Please call 257-2702 for more information.


All proceeds to the CPPL Summer Literacy Tutor program.


Poet Lineup

 Dean Steadman Dean Steadman’s second poetry collection, Après Satie – For Two and Four Hands (Brick Books, 2016), was nominated for the 2017 Raymond Souster Award and the Archibald Lampman Award.  His first collection, their blue drowning (Frog Hollow Press, 2010), was nominated for the 2011 Ottawa Book Award.  He lives in Carleton Place.


 Lesley Strutt Lesley Strutt is a poet, playwright, essayist, novelist, and blogger living in Merrickville, Ontario. Her writing has appeared in anthologies, e-zines, as well as numerous journals. Her chapbook Small as Butterflies won the 2015 Tree Chapbook prize. Her first collection of poems, Window Ledge, will be published by Inanna Publications.


 Claudia Radmore photo Local author and poet Claudia Coutu Radmore‘s 2010 Arctic Twilight: Leonard Budgell and the Changing Northa moment or two/ without remembering and Your Hands Discover Me/ Tes mains me découvrent, were followed by Accidentals, which won Canada’s bpNichol Chapbook Award in 2011. Short poems, fish spine picked clean, was launched in March, 2018.


 Carol A. Stephen Carol A. Stephen is a Carleton Place poet and former co-director of Tree Reading Series. Her poetry appears in Poetry Is Dead 2017, in regional print publications, anthologies, and online at Silver Birch Press, Topology Magazine, The Light Ekphrastic, and With Painted Words. Unhook is her latest chapbook.


 Cliff D. Bird Born in Manitoba, Cliff D Bird started school in Namibia and graduated from the University of  San Francisco. He has lived and worked in Australia, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, and now lives in Appleton. His poetry comes after a heavy dosage of life experience, and speculation about the ‘what ifs’.



April 20, 2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Carleton Place Library
101 Beckwith Street
Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 2T3 Canada
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