David Janzen is a writer and social philosopher. He also writes and performs music under the moniker Local Haunts. His work has received creative and academic awards, including a National Magazine Award (Honourable Mention), the EVENT Non-fiction Prize, and the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Award. Born and raised a prairie kid, David now lives in London, Ontario.
David's reading begins promptly at 7:00 p.m., so please arrive early. His reading will be followed by a Q&A session and a short intermission. The Open Mic segment of the evening begins right after the intermission.
WHEN: September 6, 2017. Poetry begins promptly at 7 pm. Come anytime before that.
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. Overflow parking is available across the side street and in the large lot one block north, in front of Trad’s Furniture.
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 no more than five minutes at the mic. If you'd like to read, please put your name on the list of readers, which is at the book table at the rear of the room.
COVER: By donation. Please pay what you can by placing your donation in the jar at the book table at the rear of the room. 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. Tickets will be drawn and prizes given out during the intermission. The prizes consist of poetry books donated by The Ontario Poetry Society.