upcoming readings

To my dear friends far and wide,

Many of you (with gratitude) have been asking me where to go to purchase my new book of poems, Ex Nihilo.  I don’t have everyone’s personal email, so here’s the deal:

The book is making its way across bookstores this summer, and should be available in local bookstores such as the Toronto Women’s Bookstore, the York U Bookstore, the U of T Bookstore, A Different Booklist, and Book City.

As you may know, the book was chosen by a jury of leading Canadian poets – bill bissett, George Elliott Clarke, and Alice Major – as a winning manuscript for the Dektet 2010 series.  10 books were published as part of the series, and the ten poets, who hail from all over the country will be coming together to perform in Toronto this September to mark the official Frontenac House 2010 launch, precise location tba.

I will also be hosting a personal launch party for friends in late August or early September , so watch out for an invite!

In the meantime, you can purchase Ex Nihilo one of three ways:

1) Through Amazon.com or Chapters.Indigo.ca

2) From the Frontenac House (my publisher’s) website

3) By coming to one of my readings!!!

Because the official launch month is in September, I will be taking the time to do a few readings across Toronto before then.  I will also be selling books!  Here are my upcoming readings:

Sunday June 6, 2010, 2 p.m.
Featured poet, Edward Day Gallery (www.edwarddaygallery.com)
952 Queen Street West, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Toronto
Presenting with the Toronto Dektet authors –> MY DEBUT READING, and “official pre-launch launch”

Friday June 18, 8 p.m.
Featured poet, Toronto Small Press Book Fair
The Victory Café, 581 Markham Street, 8:00-11:00 p.m., Toronto
Hosted by Lisa Pasold

Tuesday August 24, 2010, 8 p.m.
Featured poet, The Art Bar
Clinton’s, 693 Bloor Street West, 8:00–11:00 p.m., Toronto
Hosted by Rocco de Giacomo

Thursday August 26, 2010, 8 p.m.
Featured poet, Livewords Poetry Series
The Black Swan , 154 Danforth Avenue , 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., Toronto
Hosted by Edward Nixon

More dates to come!  I look forward to seeing you all at readings between now and the official launch parties in September.

With love,

Adebe D.A.

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