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Black Moss Press - Bruce Meyer Canadian Literature & Poetry

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

Windsor Mayor, Poets Laureate and Community Leaders
Launch COVID-19 Poetry Collection with Virtual Reading

A Dance of Self-Isolation

 

City of Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern, Poet Laureate Emeritus Marty Gervais and Youth Poet Laureate Samantha Badaoa are preparing to release their COVID-19 poetry collection, A Dance of Self-Isolation: Covid Poems from the Biggest Little City in Canada, with a virtual book launch.

The reading is hosted by Dan MacDonald, host of The Dan MacDonald Show on AM800 CKLW. In addition to the mayor and poets laureate, the guest readers and panelists include:

  • Councillor Jo-Anne Gignac, Windsor City Council;
  • Jelena Payne, Commissioner of Community Development & Health Services, City of Windsor;
  • Anthony Paniccia, Board Chair, Windsor Regional Hospital;
  • Janice Kaffer, President and CEO, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare; and
  • Bev Becker, Board Chair, United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County.

Find it here

The online launch will be broadcast Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on YourTV Windsor/Leamington(Cable 11, HD Cable 700), YouTube, and shared on Facebook pages for Mayor Drew Dilkens, the City of Windsor, Museum Windsor, and Black Moss Press. The date was selected to mark the one-year anniversary of the first-recorded case of COVID-19 in Windsor-Essex.

See event poster for more information.


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Publishers of Canadian Literature & Poetry

More than 600 first editions published ... More than 200 new authors introduced

Our authors tell the stories of the people, places, events and passions that are important to Canadians. In the process, they make literature and narrative poetry accessible and relevant.

Publishers of Canadian Literature & Poetry

More than 600 first editions published ... More than 200 new authors introduced

Our authors tell the stories of the people, places, events and passions that are important to Canadians. In the process, they make literature and narrative poetry accessible and relevant.

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Meet Some of Our Authors

We will profile our authors here on a regular basis. Come back often and meet them all online. Or meet them all. They're profiled under Authors.

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Award-winning author

John B. Lee

``John B. Lee is the best poet on the contemporary scene in North America… ” –Rolling Stone

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New Windsor Poet

Samantha Badoa

A new voice – City of Windsor youth poet laureate

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Globally recognized

Bruce Meyer

Bruce launches Grace of Falling Stars this spring

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Emerging writer

Antonia Facciponte

Antonia launches her first book To Make A Bridge this spring

Black Moss books are distributed by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. We acknowledge and thank the Canada Council and the Ontario Arts Council for their generous support. Thank you as well to the City of Windsor for its support and encouragement of our press and building community awareness of and support for Canadian literature in Windsor.

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