Tuesday, December 12

Catherine Kidd + Local Lights

Catherine Kidd

A mesmerizing dynamic performer who deconstructs language into cities and hyenas
Catherine Kidd is a Montreal-based writer known for her zoology-themed performance poetry. A graduate of Concordia’s MA program in Creative Writing, she has taught writing at Concordia, and recently lead workshops for students in Arctic Quebec. Catherine is author of the novel Missing the Ark, and poetry collections Sea Peach and Bipolar bear. Her latest work Hyena Subpoena was nominated for QWF and LCP awards in poetry, and toured the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit this summer.
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Chris Johnson

His chapbook, Listen, Partisan!, is from Frog Hollow Press.
Chris Johnson lives in Ottawa and works as the coordinating editor for Arc Poetry Magazine. His chapbook, Listen, Partisan!, is from Frog Hollow Press.
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Rod Pederson

Rod's chapbook, Words for What Happens, was a finalist for the 2016 Vallum Chapbook of the Year Contest.
Rod Pederson is an Ottawa poet. His chapbook, Obviously, Obviously Not What It Seems, was published by pfafours press in 2014. In February 2015, he read as the Sawdust Reading Series' Poem-Off winner, chosen by Monty Reid. Another chapbook, Words for What Happens, was a finalist for the 2016 Vallum Chapbook of the Year Contest. Also in 2016, Rod's poem, Lament of a Bleeding Heart, was published in Arc Poetry Magazine as a runner-up for their Poem of the Year Contest.
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Sarah Kabamba

Sarah Kabamba is the winner of Room Magazine’s 2017 Emerging Writer Award and she was shortlisted for Journey Prize 2017
Sarah Kabamba loves storytelling in all its forms, and believes that it is one of the most powerful tools given to artists. Her work has been published in Carleton Now, Room Magazine, In/Words Magazine and Press and The New Quarterly. She currently resides in Ottawa.
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