April 30, 2021, 5-6pm – second hour of a two hour show featuring, from the 4-disc set ‘Poetry on Record, 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006)’, you’ll hear my brief intros to and then readings by a dozen poets most active in the earlier part of that timeframe.

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April 30, 2021, 4-5pm. This would have been the first hour of a two-hour show, but there was a recording error. So, there is no audio. My apologies.

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April 23, 2021, 5-6pm – second hour of a two hour show featuring, again from the monthly and the journey continues open mic reading series – presented today as the event itself, you’ll hear readings or performances by Meg Freer, Gwen Whitford, Gretchen Huntley, Ron Chase, Kingston Poet Laureate Jason Heroux, Nuard Tadevosyan, Tom Pynn, Chantel Lavoie, Jennifer Verardi, and Bruce Kauffman.

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April 23, 2021, 4-5pm – first hour of a two hour show featuring, as the month of April’s reading in the monthly and the journey continues open mic reading series – presented here today as the event itself, you’ll hear readings by Lee-Ann Taras, David Malone, Bob MacKenzie, Anne Graham, Billie, John Rose, Eric Folsom, and Judith Popiel.

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April 16, 2021, 5-6pm – second hour of a two hour show, the April 8, 2021 launch of “Lake Effect 10” continues with readings by Aynsley Rae, Claudia Rupnik, Adam Vriend, and Michelle Zeng. Following those, were closing comments by co-emcees Ashanti Francis and Adam Vriend, and then Carolyn Smart, Professor of Creative Writing at Queen’s University. Carolyn, as mentor and editor, began the series in 2003, and this 10th edition is the final one in that biennial series. Each book in it was filled with work from her advanced Creative Writing at Queen’s classes. This featured portion of the show ended at about 5:35pm.

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April 16, 2021, 4-5pm – first hour of a two hour show, following a few minutes of calls for submissions, the show features the April 8, 2021 launch of “Lake Effect 10”. The intro to it began at about 4:15, with then readings by Ashanti Francis, Jane Frew, Daniel Green, Alana Hrywkiw, Hannah Luppe, Simone Manning, Pascale Mettrick, and Sebastian Molgat. The event carries into the second hour.

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April 9, 2021, 5-6pm – second hour of a two hour show in which you’ll hear the audio portion of three more TEDx Talks, in order: linguist Anna Babel, Feb 2020 TEDxOhioStateUniversity, “Who counts as a speaker of a language.”; poet Beth Ann Fennelly, March 2020 TEDxUniversityofMississippi, “How literature can help us develop empathy.”; teacher, writer, lawyer Michelle Kuo, TEDxTaipei, “The healing power of reading.”

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April 9, 2021, 4-5pm – first hour of a two hour show in which you’ll hear the audio portion of three TEDx Talks, in order: graphic novelist R. Alan Brooks, Aug 2020 TEDxMileHigh, “When the world is burning, is art a waste of time?”; poet, writer, playwright Sakinah Hofler, Feb 2020 TEDxUCincinnati, “How creative writing can help you through life’s hardest moments.”; & animal behaviorist Kaeli Swift, Jan 2020 TEDxSalem, “What crows can teach us about death.”

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April 2, 2021. No new show today. Was necessary to replay last week’s show. Please check posts for March 26th.

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March 26, 2021, 5-6pm, second hour of a two hour show featuring seven select tracks off a 1996 Utah Phillips/Ani DiFranco album called “The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere”. The collaborative album lays a layer DiFranco’s musical influence beneath and occasionally alongside pacifist and social storyteller Phillip’s spoken word. Again, a fairly lengthy bio to both the album and the artists will precede it.

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