beginning at the next event, December 5th.
Originally from Strathroy, Dawna graduated from King’s
University College at UWO in 2011 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French literature. She currently works as a senior tutor at The Write Place at King’s University College, where she tutors students in writing. She also works with the creative writing faculty to organize events such as authors’ visits, student readings, and poetry workshops for The Write Place creative writing and poetry groups.
Ms Perry has been writing for as long as she can remember, but has focused almost exclusively on poetry for the last ten years. She has been published in The Western Gazette, The Bridge, and Propaganda.
Elliot Sapp will be hosting the ‘table-reading’ segment of Poetry Night. He originated the idea prior to the first event and will introduce the segment and help it along.
Elliot, 24, has a degree in Radio and TV Arts with a minor in English from Ryerson and currently works on the eMedia team at London Life.
He has worked on a number of diverse projects, including assisting in marketting promotion for the indie movie, 'Exit Throught the Gift Shop,’ by the graffitti artist Banksy.
Dawna Perry and Elliot Sapp are both members of Poetry Night’s organizing committee.
Stan Burfield, who hosted the first two events of London Open Mic Poetry Night, will continue as organizer of the series and will introduce some of the featured readers.