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Readings and Events

Author Readings: An Inquiry Through Poetry & Short Fiction
Authors Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes, Any Waking Morning, nancy viva davis halifax, Hook, Nilofar Shidmehr, Divided Loyalties, and Sheila Stewart, Shape Of A Throat, read from recent poetry and short story collections as well as works-in-progress.
Readings from these Toronto and Vancouver writers will be followed by a short question and answer session.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30PM,  Halifax Central Library

Reading: Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes will be reading at Green Fire: Ecology of Poetry, a National Poetry Month Event featuring the Long Dash Group of Poets.Also reading: Clara Blackwood, Brenda Clews, Kath MacLean, Merle Nudelman, John Oughton, Sheila Stewart and Elana Wolff.
St. Matthew's Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave, Toronto (Broadview at Langley) on the eastern edge of Riverdale Park, Toronto, Sunday, April 14, 2019, 2:00 - 3:30 pm.

The launch of Vallum 26:1 Issue “Connections”
Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes' work will appear in the Vallum 26:1 Issue “Connections” to be launched jointly with A. F. Moritz's new chapbook, Art of Surgery. The Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto.
Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:00-10 pm.
Hosted by Vallum, the evening will feature readings by: A. F. Moritz, Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes, Ashley Hynd, MA l DE, John Reibetanz, Meg Freer and more!

The IFOA Toronto Lit Up & Inanna Publications Launch of Any Waking Morning, by Mary Lou Soutar-Hynes, A Palace in Paradise, by Mehri Yalfani, and Spinster Kang, by Zoë S. Roy. See details below.

May 24 book launch


Selected readings/events

Reading: 8th Annual Battle of the Bards, International Festival of Authors (IOFA) event Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, March 30, 2016

Reading at Routes & Branches in Poetry and Art, 9th Annual Poetry Reading & Art Exhibition, The Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto, April 3, 2016

Guest Poet: Words and Music Salon, Vino Rosso Bar & Restaurant, Toronto, June 4, 2016 Reading at Food For The Soul: The Artful Muse, 8th Annual National Poetry Month exhibition and Reading, Dignam Gallery, Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto, April 26, 2015

Poetry Reading: Dark Water Songs, Quiet Reading Room, Vaughn Memorial Library, Acadia University, Wolfville, March 4, 2014

Lecture: “From the Fires of Naming to Dark Water Songs: Spiritual Traces from a Writer's Journey” Manning Memorial Chapel, Acadia University, Wolfville, March 5, 2014

Author Reading: Dark Water Songs - Poetry from a Canadian writer of Caribbean origin Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library, Halifax, March 7, 2014

Dark Water Songs, A Reading, Biscuit Eater Cafe and Books, Mahone Bay, March 9, 2014

Presentation: Poetic Inquiry: Resonant Voices, 4th International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, McGill University, Montreal, October 23-26 2013

Presentation/Reading: Writing from a Sense of Place, Alliouagana Festival of the Word, 2013, Cultural Centre, Little Bay, Montserrat, November 15-17, 2013

Featured Poet: A Literary Evening, An Arts & Culture Jamaica Event Under the patronage of Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, October 17, 2013

Poets' and Artists' Salon: Reading and Exhibition, Long Dash Poets and Studio Artists from the WAAC, Women's Art Association of Canada, Toronto, April 28, 2013.
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Reading/Launch of Dark Water Songs, Inanna Publications, Women's Art Association of Canada, Toronto, April 18, 2013.
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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.

Towards Balance: "Conversations in Poetry and Art, A Reading and Exhibition,” The Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto, April 29, 2012

Jamaica 50 Reading, Malvern Public Library, Toronto, April 16, 2012

Presentation: Poetry: Seeing, Understanding, Caring, 3rd. International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, Bournemouth University, Dorset, UK, October 20-23, 2011.

Art Bar Reading Series, Toronto, August 2, 2011

Reading and Exhibition: A Spring Celebration of Poetry and Art, The Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto, April 17, 2011.

Climates of Collaboration,” A National Poetry Month Reading and Exhibition", The Women’s Art Association of Canada, Toronto, April, 25, 2010

Reading: Poetry, Politics and Passion, A Different Booklist, Toronto, March 19, 2010

Presentation: Poetry As a way of Knowing, 2nd. International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry, Centre for Arts Informed Research, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, October 15-18, 2009

Reading: William Soutar House, Perth, Scotland, October 7, 2009.