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Oct 13

Louise Carson

Micheal Stacey

Your host: John Oughton

Born in Montreal and raised in Hudson, Quebec, Louise Carson studied music in Montreal and Toronto, played jazz piano and sang in the chorus of the Canadian Opera Company. Carson has published eleven books: Rope, a blend of poetry and prose; Mermaid Road, a lyrical novella; A Clearing, a collection of poetry; Executor, a mystery set in China and Toronto; In Which: Book One of The Chronicles of Deasil Widdy, historical fiction set in 18th century Scotland; book two, Measured; (book three – Third Circle – is scheduled for publication in 2021); and her Maples Mysteries series: The Cat Among Us, The Cat Vanishes, The Cat Between and The Cat Possessed. Her second collection of poetry – Dog Poems – has just been published in 2020.

Her poems appear in literary magazines, chapbooks and anthologies from coast to coast, including The Best Canadian Poetry 2013. She’s been short-listed in FreeFall Magazine’s annual contest three times, and one poem won a Manitoba Magazine Award. Her novel In Which was shortlisted for a Quebec Writers’ Federation award in 2019. She has presented her work in many public forums, including Hudson’s Storyfest 2015, as well as in Montreal, Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Saskatoon and New York City.

She lives in St-Lazare, Québec, where she writes, teaches music and gardens


Michael Stacey has been writing poetry for more than 15 years. He has published poems in numerous

anthologies in the past 6 years and is currently compiling the first manuscript of his own poetry.

Originally from Australia, he has lived in Hamilton in Canada for the last 6 years and is active in poetry

societies in both Hamilton and Toronto. His poems cover many themes, some of which relate to his

background as a physician and surgeon.

He is also a visual artist and within the manuscript that he is currently compiling, he has poems that

were written specifically for some of his paintings, and paintings that were inspired by some of his


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