Tuesday, May 28

Ottawa Storyteller David Brennan + John Barton

David Brennan

Comedian and Storyteller hailing from Hamilton
David Brennan is a Comedian and Storyteller hailing from Hamilton. In 2018 he was a finalist in the Yuk Yuk's Ottawa and Absolute Comedy Summer Contests. With his Canadian Comedy Award winning sketch troupe The Imponderables, he has performed at Just For Laughs 3 times and on stages in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. He is the former host and co-producer of (un)told for Ottawa Storytellers. His new play David Brennan Exhumed premieres at the Hamilton Fringe Festival this July. @brennandavidn Twitter and Instagram
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John Barton

Award-winning author of 25+ collections launches his first book of prose.

John Barton’s twenty-six books, chapbooks, and anthologies include Polari, For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin: Selected Poems, Seminal: The Anthology of Canada’s Gay-Male Poets, and The Essential Douglas LePan. Since 1980, magazines, newspapers, and anthologies on four continents have published his poems, essays, and reviews. A three-time recipient of the Archibald Lampman Award, he’s also won an Ottawa Book Award, a CBC Literary Award, and a National Magazine Award. Between 1989 and 2018 John edited Arc Poetry Magazine, Vernissage, and The Malahat Review. We Are Not Avatars: Essays, Memoirs, Manifestos, published in the spring of 2019 by Palimpsest, is his first book of prose. Signal will publish Lost Family, a book of sonnets, in 2020. He lives in Victoria.

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