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Poets in Profile: Kathryn Mockler

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London, Ontario is a great home to poets. Poet and filmmaker Kathryn Mockler is deeply involved in the city's creative scene as both a creative writing instructor at the University of Western Ontario and as co-founder and co-editor of the literary and arts journal The Rusty Toque.

In today's Poets in Profile interview, Kathryn tells us about her sister's bright red tape recorder, Arda Collin's cantaloupe lady and the corn canning factory near London that inspired her first collection of poetry, The Onion Man (Tightrope Books). Her second book, The Saddest Place on Earth, has just been published with DC Books.

Kingston WritersFest broadcasting on TV

Who says there's nothing on TV? The Kingston WritersFest will broadcast an event from their 2012 Festival on TVCogeco every Thursday night in January at 9 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

  • January 10: Giller winner Will Ferguson in conversation with CBC's Shelagh Rogers
  • January 17: "When Lawyers Turn to Crime" with Robert Rotenberg and Peggy Blair

OAC Appoints new Director of Granting

The Ontario Arts Council recently announced the appointment of Carolyn Vesely as their new Director of Granting. She will take on her new role beginning May 13, 2013, following the retirement of the current Director of Granting Programs, Billyann Balay. Carolyn Vesely has served as the OAC's Visual Arts Officer since 2001.

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