POETRY NIGHT’S UPCOMING FEATURED POETS
Fifth Season (2016-2017):
This is the last season with Stan Burfield as organizer
Oct. 5th, 2016: David Huebert
Nov. 2nd, 2016: Don Gutteridge
Dec. 7th, 2016: David Stones, Stratford
Feb. 1st, 2017: Ron Stewart
Mar. 1st, 2017: Andy Verboom
Apr. 5th, 2017: James Deahl & Norma Linder
May 3rd, 2017: Jason Dickson
June 7th, 2017: Stan Burfield
Each event will include at least an hour of open mic and twenty minutes of readings by a featured poet. Most will be on the first Wednesday of each month in Mykonos Restaurant's terrace, from 6:30 to 9:00, opening with live music. Admission is Pay What You Can
Nearly all of the roughly twenty five Londoners with published books have agreed to read for Poetry Night. We are deliberately interspersing the more well-known with the lesser-known poets. Anyone whom we have not contacted, please talk to us at London Open Mic Poetry Night.
If there is anyone who has a book to be released during the next two years, we want to schedule their readings to follow their book releases as closely as possible. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
List of Future featured poets
Sharon Berg.. Sarnia
Robyn Marie Butt
Tom Cull & Erik Mandawe (See Couplets 8)
Gloria Alvernaz Mulcahy
Josh Schuster..Western prof.
David White..Fanshawe prof.
If I’m missing anyone, please tell me.
Where will local features come from when all the poets on the above list have read?
We are featuring Western's Writers-in-Residence, those who are into poetry anyway, plus Western's Student Writer's-in-Residence who will bring a selection of their fellow students to share the limelight.
Some of our former features will feature a second time, especially if they have a new book out. Anyone who publishes a new book and wants to re-feature, just ask.
Also we will begin featuring poets who don’t have any books published, some of whom are very good. As the number of poets has increased and the number of publishers of poetry books has decreased recently, many of our best poets have given up on publication, or are paying for it themselves. We haven’t decided yet how to select which of these poets to feature.
Occasionally we will feature something different than a single poet. For instance, in February we had four senior UWO English students with something written for the occasion. If anyone has a good idea for a special feature, something locally oriented, there’s no harm in asking.