The Light of East Ensemble, with group leader, Panayiotis Giannarapis (centre) on the lute.
Graham Lord (left) the truly phenomenal clarinetist and Filip Stasiak on guitat
Get the wine away from the photographer...
Every successful organizer has a super power. Stan's is the ability to focus on two different people at the same time. On this occasion, he tells them what's coming up in Season 2.
Ola Nowosad introduces the featured poet. Ola is a co-facilitator for Poetry London's workshop.
Our featured poet, Frank Beltrano
Featured poet, Frank Beltrano
Daniel Kolos starts off the open mic section of the event. Eleven more readers would follow him.
Debbie Okun Hill, an executive of The Ontario Poetry Society, reads her poems.
Ryan Gibbs, formerly from Sarnia, now London
Kevin Heslop, who took all the photos but this one (as is obvious by how blurry it is).
Organizer Stan reading at the open mic, smiling at having gotten through a love poem to his wife, after breaking apart at the seams with emotion half way through. Yesterday was OUR 25th wedding anniversary.
Erik Martinez Richards, trying to read a couple of poems and videotape himself at the same time, his new duty at the open mic. (The video turned out great!)
Jan Figurski practicing for his feature performance next month, Oct. 2nd.
After the poetry, the bright Mediterranean music and the Greek atmosphere brought out the Zorba in some of the attendees. Led by Heidi, the Greek owner of the Mykonos Restaurant, at right with her back to the camera.
After the poetry, the bright Mediterranean music and the Greek atmosphere brought out the Zorba in some of the attendees. Led by Heidi, the Greek owner of the Mykonos Restaurant, at right with her hands in the air.
The wonderful Greek music from the Light of East Ensemble so inspires Greek poet Daniel Kolos and and others in th Greek Mykonos terrace that they have no choice but to get up and dance in traditional Greek style.