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Art Bar takes place every Monday*

at 7 PM at Free Times Cafe (320 College St., Toronto).

Enjoy multiple features, and perform on the open mic.

Cover $10.00 (Cash)


*Closed for holidays


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(List is updated monthly; please email artbarpoetry@gmail.com for any corrections or inquiries)


Date:  February 19, 2024


Features: 


charles c. smith has written and edited sixteen books. he studied poetry with William

Packard at New York University, edited three collections of poetry and his poetry has

appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including Poetry Canada Review, the

Quille and Quire, Descant, Dandelion, Fiddlehead.   His recent books

include: travelogue of the bereaved (2014), whispers (2014) destination out (2018)

and searching for eastman (2021).


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Andrea Thompson is a writer, editor, educator and spoken word artist. Her recent

collection, A Selected History of Soul Speak, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther,

Raymond Souster and Robert Kroetsch awards, and she is the recipient of the 2021

Pavlick Poetry Prize. Andrea currently teaches the first spoken word course at the

University of Toronto through their English and Drama Department. Her recent

album, The Good Word, is a critically acclaimed exploration in Black history and

faith. To find out more or watch one of her videopoems, visit her on YouTube at

AndreaThompsonPoet, or check out her website: andreathompson.ca


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Jennifer Walcott, mother, grandmother, retired teacher, writer, was born and raised in

Jamaica and England before she adopted Canada where she has lived most of her

adult life. She has worked in community development and secondary education

inspiring an appreciation for language and ideas in young people. Her poems have

been published in Calling Cards: New Poetry from Caribbean/Canadian Women, Your

Daily Poem.com, Calabash, The Antigonish Review, as well as in two

chapbooks, Poems from Ocean Wilderness.  She has published a memoir, How Many

Miles to Yesterday? and her work appears in Mother Load published by Demeter

Press.


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Dubzz/poet/at-Large Clifton Joseph is a Toronto-based poet and journalist. A founding member of the dub poetry movement in Canada, he has performed widely across Canada, the USA, UK, Caribbean and Europe. He’s published “Metropolitan Blues” and released “Oral Trans/Missions” and “Shots On Eglinton”, two albums of poetry&music. His sonic approach to poetry attempts to bring out the power and musicality of words. He toured his last album in Egypt, Paris, London, Southampton, Wales and Berlin. His latest release is a 7-inch vinyl “Subtarrenean Dub” on the BSMT Local 254 label.



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Date:  February 26, 2024


Features: Sue Chenette, Jamie Quinn Madder, and Martin Smith


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Date:  March 4, 2024


Features: Michael Fraser, John Oughton, and Bruce Kauffman



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Date:  March 11, 2024


Features:  Atom Cheung, Carolyne Van Der Meer, Sam Cheuk



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Date:  March 18, 2024


Features: Catriona Wright, Gordon Taylor, and Daniel Lockhart



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Date:  March 25, 2024


Features: Hana Shafi, Lalia Malik, and Adebe DeRango-Adem



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Date:  April 8, 2024


Features: Simon Constam, Ayla Lefkowitz


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Date:  April , 15 2024


Features: Beatriz Hausner, Julie Paul, Khashayar Mohammad


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Date:  April 22, 2024


Features: Paul Edward Costa, Jane Munro, and Jan Conn


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Date:  April 29, 2024


Features: Penn Kemp, Roger Greenwald, and Barbara Pelman


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Date:  May 6, 2024


Features: Laboni Islam, Susan Glickman, and Jim Johnstone


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Date:  May 13, 2024


Features: Marsha Barber, Allan Briesmaster, and Jacqueline D'Amboise


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Date:  May 27, 2024


Features: Brandon Wint, Spencer Gordon, and Catherine Owen


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Date:  June 3, 2024


Features: Katie Hoogendam, Gwynn Scheltema, and Felicity Sidnell



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Date:  June 10, 2024


Features: Elisha Alladina, Lisa Reynolds, and Archana Sahni



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Date:  June 17, 2024


Features: Susan Gillis, Jay Ritchie, Lillian Allen



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Date:  June 24, 2024


Features: Sarah Tsiang, Peter Taylor, Derek Webster


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Date:  July 8, 2024


Features: Jennifer Hossein, Daniel Maluka, and Josie Di Sciascio Andrews


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Date:  July 15, 2024


Features: Paulina O'Kieffe-Anthony, Marta Ziemelis, and Karyn Inder


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Date:  July 22, 2024


Features: Patrick Connors, Babar Khan, and Christie Maragos


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Date:  July 29, 2024


Features: Georgia Wilder, TBD

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