Dead Poets Society Night – December 19

Rowers Reading Series and the Art Bar Poetry series are co-presenting the 15th annual Dead Poets Society Night at 7:00 pm on December 19 at Supermarket. The event is hosted by poet David Clink. Poetry of dead poets is read in tribute by live writers from the community. Hope to see you there! Here are the readers and poets:

Live Readers

Suzanne Bowness; Lara Bozabalian; Philip Cairns; Ron Charach; David Chilton; Carolyn Clink; Patrick Connors; James Dewar; Sonia Di Placido; Kate Marshall Flaherty; Michael Fraser; Devon Gallant; Cynthia Gould; Catherine Graham; Nancy Jane Bullis Greer; Amber Homeniuk; Stephen Humphrey; Andréa Jarmai; Sandra Kasturi; Francine P. Lewis; Lois Lorimer; Carol Malyon; Bruce Meyer; Edward Nixon; John Oughton; Gianna Patriarca; Ruth Roach Pierson; Sue Reynolds; Stan Rogal; Mary Rykov; David Silverberg; Josh Smith; Halli Villegas; Myna Wallin; Elana Wolff; Heather Wood.

Dead Poets

Anna Akhmatova; Yosano Akiko; John Ashbery; W. H. Auden; Margaret Avison; Nik Beat; Elizabeth Bishop; Roberto Bolaño; Kildare Dobbs; Gord Downie; Rishma Dunlop; T. S. Eliot; Maggie Estep; Connie Fife; Robert Frost; Phyllis Gotlieb; Ernest Hemingway; Gerard Manley Hopkins; Ted Hughes; Zaccheus Jackson-Nyce; Maxine Kumin; Irving Layton; Pat Lowther; Antonino Mazza; Marilyn Monroe; Susanna Moodie; Vladimir Nabakov; Kenneth Patchen; Irina Ratushinskaya; Adrienne Rich; Libby Scheier; Rosemary Tonks; Richard Wilbur; C. D. Wright; James Wright; W. B. Yeats.


Tis the season for a reading – Dec 5th

Our December 5th reading features Michael Fraser, Chris Gilmore, Anne McDonald and Ursula Pflug! As usual, Supermarket’s back room doors open at 6:30 pm, readings begin at 7:00 pm sharp and the evening ends at 8:30 pm. Admission is free and we pass a hat for voluntary donations.

michaelfraser_author_photo_by_ Krystyna_WesolowskaMichael Fraser is a Toronto high school teacher, poet, and writer. He has been published in various national and international journals and anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2013. His manuscript, The Serenity of Stone, won the 2007 Canadian Aid Literary Award Contest and was published in 2008 by Bookland Press. He won the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize and was also the winner of FreeFall’s 2014 and 2015 poetry contests. His second poetry collection, To Greet Yourself Arriving, was released by Tightrope Books in 2016.

gilmoreChris Gilmore has published stories, essays, and reviews in several periodicals, including The New Quarterly, Matrix, and The Puritan. He has a Master’s in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Toronto and was recently nominated for the Journey Prize. He lives and works in Toronto. Nobodies (Now or Never Publishing) is his first collection of short fiction.


Anne_McDonaldAnne McDonald is an award-winning author. Her novel To the Edge of the Sea won the Saskatchewan First Book Award. Her play Lullabies and Cautions was showcased at the 2016 Spring Festival of New Plays, and her most recent book is Miss Confederation. Her work has appeared in literary journals, Canada’s History, and on CBC Radio. Anne teaches theatre and creative writing. She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.


ursulaUrsula Pflug is the award-winning author of the novels Green Music, The Alphabet Stones, the flash-fiction novel, Motion Sickness (illustrated by SK Dyment), the story collections After the Fires and Harvesting the Moon, and the young adult novel, Mountain. She edited the anthologies They Have To Take You In and Playground of Lost Toys (with Colleen Anderson). She has been shortlisted or nominated for the Sunburst Award, the Aurora Award, the Pushcart Prize, the 3-Day Novel Contest, the Descant Novella Award, the KM Hunter Award, and the ReLit Award among others. She lives in Norwood, Ontario.