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Readings and Events

Reading at the 8th Annual Battle of the Bards
Among the poets selected for the 2016 Poetry NOW
and International Festival of Authors (IOFA) event
Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, March 30, 2016, 7:30pm

Reading at Routes & Branches in Poetry and Art
9th Annual Poetry Reading & Art Exhibition
April 3, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00pm
The Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada
23 Prince Arthur Avenue

Guest Poet: Words and Music Salon
June 4, 2016, 1:30 – 4:30pm
Vino Rosso Bar & Restaurant
995 Bay Street

Reading at Food For The Soul: The Artful Muse
8th Annual National Poetry Month exhibition and Reading
April 26, 2015, 2:00-4:00pm
Women’s Art Association of Canada
23Prince Arthur Avenue
Toronto, April 26, 2015

5th International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, Vancouver
October 8-10, 2015
Panel Presentation: The Cross Polination of Art, Insight and Process
Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes, Merle Nudleman and John Oughton
University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Portrait, Process, and Poetry: Portrait of a Lady
with the Honorable Mayann Francis, artist Mary Lou Payzant, and poet Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes

Mary Lou Payzant’s portrait of the Hon. Mayann Francis is unveiled tonight as we journey with several artists along the process of how the portrait came to be. Creating a shared experience that combines painting, poetry, and photography, the artist Mary Lou Payzant gives a commentary on her portrait subject, Dr. Francis; Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes reads a poem reflecting on the making of the work; and Mayann Francis shares photos of her own experiences during the sittings.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7:00pm
Halifax Central Library

Poetry Reading: Dark Water Songs,
March 4, 2014, 7:30pm
Quiet Reading Room, Vaughn Memorial Library
Acadia University,
Wolfville, N.S.

Lecture: “From the Fires of Naming to Dark Water Songs:
Spiritual Traces from a Writer's Journey”

March 5, 2014, 4:30pm
Manning Memorial Chapel
Acadia University
Wolfville, N.S.

Author Reading: Dark Water Songs
Poetry from a Canadian writer of Caribbean origin

March 7, 2014, 12:00-1:00pm
Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library
Halifax, N.S.

Poetry Reading: Dark Water Songs
March 9, 2014, 3:00pm
Biscuit Eater Cafe and Books
Mahone Bay, N.S.

Reading at eyeScapes: 7th Annual Poets and Painters Collaboration
Celebrating National Poetry Month

April 13, 2014, 2:00pm
Women's Art Association of Canada
23 Prince Arthur Avenue


Recent Events

4th International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, Montreal, October 23-26 2013
Presenter at the 4th International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry to be held in Montreal. The symposium theme is "Poetic Inquiry: Resonant Voices." Organizing chairs of this year's symposium are: Lynn-Butler Kisber, McGill University, Mary Stewart, LEARN, and John J. Guiney Yallop, Acadia University.

Alliouagana Festival of the Word, 2013,
“Words in Action: Cuisine, Cures, Conservation”
Cultural Centre, Little Bay, Montserrat

November 15-17, 2013
Invited author at the 2013 Alliouagana Festival of the Word, “Words in Action: Cuisine, Cures, Conservation,” held at the Cultural Centre, Little Bay, Montserrat. Her presentation and reading, entitled “Writing from a Sense of Place,” included a lively Question & Answer period. Before the start of the Festival, she met with college and secondary school students

A Literary Evening, An Arts & Culture Jamaica Event Under the patronage of Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto
October 17, 2013
Featured poet at Arts & Culture Jamaica’s inaugural literary evening, held at the Consulate General of Jamaican, Toronto.

Members’ Book Launch, League of Canadian Poets
June 9, 2013
Dark Water Songs was launched at this year’s Annual Poetry Festival in Toronto. The launch and reading was held at Q Space, 382 College Street. Twelve new poetry collections by members were launched at the event.

Poets' and Artists' Salon: Reading and Exhibition, Long Dash Poets and Studio Artists from the WAAC, April 28, 2013, 2:00pm
Women's Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2, 416-922-2060
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Launch of Dark Water Songs: April 18, 2013, 6:00pm
Women's Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2, 416-922-2060
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Poet to Poet Anthology launch, Nov. 22, 2012
Reading at the launch of the Poet to Poet anthology (Guernica Editions, 2012), at the Black Swan Tavern, Toronto, November 22, 2012.
Art of Poetic Inquiry launch, Nov. 7, 2012
Reading from “Points of Articulation: A Letting Go and a Reaching Towards, A Poet’s Journey” at the launch of the Art of Poetic Inquiry (Backalong Books, 2012), the Dora Keogh Irish Pub, Toronto, November 7, 2012.
Jamaica in the Canadian Experience launch & colloquium, Nov. 2, 2012
Reading & presentation,"Where Surf Meets Shore: Reflections from the Edge",
launch of Jamaica in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence (Fernwood Publishing, 2012) and” 50 Years of Independence, A Colloquium to Mark Jamaica’s and Trinidad & Tobago’s Fifty Years of Independence from Britain,” Co-Chairs, Carl James and Andrea Davis, York Centre for Education and Community and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, York University, November 2, 2012