A child of Halifax, Nova Scotia, David Huebert came to London three years ago to begin his PhD in English at Western University. A writer of poetry, fiction, and critical prose, David published his first poetry collection--We Are No Longer The Smart Kids In Class--with Guernica Editions in 2015. In 2016, his story, "Enigma," won the CBC Short Story Prize. David has published creative work in journals such as Event, CV2, Matrix, The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire, and The Puritan, where you can read his work online for free. He is currently completing a short fiction collection called Peninsula Sinking and a second poetry book called Alkaline Purr.
WHERE: Mykonos Restaurant at 572 Adelaide St. North, London, Ontario. The restaurant has a large, covered terrace just behind the main restaurant, which comfortably holds 60 poetry lovers. Mediterranean food and drinks are available. The terrace is open to the parking lot behind. Overflow parking is available across the side street and in the large lot one block north, in front of Trad’s Furniture.
THE FEATURED POET: David Huebert opens the event with a reading that begins at 7:00, followed by a Q&A.
OPEN MIC: Following the featured poet, 15 open mic poets will read until 9:30 at the latest, with an intermission at about 8:00. Each poet has five minutes (which is about two good pages of poetry, but it should be timed at home). Sign up on the reader`s list, which is on the book table at the back. It's first come, first served.
COVER: Pay What You Can (in jar on back table, or use Donate Button on website Donate Page). Donations are our only source of income to cover expenses.
RAFFLE PRIZES: Anyone who donates at the event receives a ticket for a raffle prize, three of which will be picked after the intermission. The prizes consist of poetry books donated by The Ontario Poetry Society.