Who Runs the Art Bar?

Updated: Oct 22, 2020

Our team of four are:

Margaret Code - Art Bar Director

A Toronto poet published in various poetry collections and anthologies, Margaret won a Best Originals contest in 2013. In 2015 she took second in Big Pond Rumours’ contest. She received three Hot Sauced Words Best Poem awards. Margaret is Director of the Art Bar Poetry Series and President of the Toronto Writers’ Coop.

Rosa Arlotto

Rosa Arlotto graduated from UofT Erindale College in languages.

She is the author of a novel The Maestro and Margherita on e-book, publisher: R. L.Hartley. The novel is also available in paperback on Lulu. Rosa has also published two books of poetry, Record of a Modern Heart and Flower of Poison by Publish America. Her works can often be found in an online quarterly magazine Literary Heist.

She is currently one of the organizers of the Art Bar Poetry Series and a new member of TWC Co-op.

Suparna Ghosh

One of the founding members of the Art Bar, the longest-running poetry series in Canada, Suparna Ghosh has published three books of poetry - Sandalwood Thoughts, a collection of poems and drawings; Dots and Crosses, a prose poem, and Occasionally, which features poems in free verse and ghazals in classical Indo-Persian style, one of which has been translated into Urdu and set to music; she presented the video at the Art Bar in 2018. Her poems have been published in local and international literary journals. Suparna was short-listed for the Montreal International Poetry Prize and published in their Global Poetry Anthology. A grand prize winning poem was choreographed and staged in San Francisco. On February 13, 2019, she was one of seven poets to participate in Poetry in Union, a partnership between the League of Canadian Poets and the Union Station, and wrote personal poems for passengers. Her paintings were chosen for the Canadian Art of Imagination show featuring international artists. Her work titled Vigil was one of the finalists in the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto competition, NEXT! 2015. She has exhibited her paintings in Toronto, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Mumbai and New Delhi. Please visit suparnaghos


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