Poets @ Artfest IV 2018
Poets @ Artfest IV
Following wonderful events in 2015, 2016, & 2017, the 2018 poetry festival should be equally so and will feature 56 poets from Ontario and Quebec in this 3-day event. Included this year: an early morning workshop on Saturday, and an open mic late Sunday afternoon. Readings take place all weekend by these very talented poets.
Collaborative Poem Project
Join us and add your thoughts and words to the 'What I love about Kingston' collaboration poem. This year poetry lines can be submitted at the Poetry table just outside the tent throughout the course of each day collaborative poem will be created, compiled, and then shared online each evening. The complete 3-day poem will also appear with credit for pieces given. Drop by the Poetry tent and contribute!
Some of the published poets will be bringing books as well, for display and sale.
For more information contact: Bruce Kauffman, organizer, host and editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, June 30
9:00 - 10:30am
A Free ‘Intuitive Writing’ workshop - (Signup begins at 8:45am)
Ron Chase, Bob MacKenzie, Meg Freer, Nathalie Sorensen
LJ Weisberg, Sandra Davies, Allison Chishom, Susan McMaster
Dale Tracy, Leslie Saunders, Kait Allen, Carolyne Van Der Meer
3:30 – 4:30pm
Anne Graham, Carole TenBrink, Tara Kainer, Mary Cameron
5 – 6pm:
Jennifer Londry, Kathleen Reichelt, Wes Rickert, Peter Sims
Sunday, July 1
Tim Murphy, Travis Canadien, Beth Marie Michalska, Ken Chin
Jennie Marshall, Kin Man, Haley Sarfeld, Barbara Lorraine Laing
Kathy Figueroa, Dallas Bader, Louise Carson, Sarah Tsiang
Judith Popiel, Sasha Hill, Alyssa Cooper, Abena Beloved Green
Open Mic (in the round)
Monday, July 2
Pat Connors, Eugene Cornacchia, Deidre Reita, Kate Rogers
Eric Folsom, Elizabeth Greene, Jason Heroux, John Donlan
1:30 – 2:30pm
Bruce Whiteman, Robert Hogg, Nicholas Power, Armand Ruffo
Chantel Lavoie, Jeanette Lynes, Kate Marshall Flaherty, Tom Gannon Hamilton
Donna Langevin, Paul Kelley, Nadia Pacey, Bruce Kauffman
Copies still available
Last year in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday we published the Canada 150th anthology of 130 pages of poetry. Bruce Kaufman curated the collection. Poets from Kingston, Ontario and Quebec contributed to this project. The results are interesting, thought provoking and heartfelt. The book is still available to purchase online, at Artfest Kingston, the Kingston Tourism Centre and the Thousand Islands Gift Shop on Ontario Street.