Eileen Lampert, reading from her work on her time spent in Saskatchewan. Most delightful.
Stan White, whose dry British humour caused many to chuckle as he read from his work. It is always such a pleasure to hear him.
Chris Pannell delighted his audience with his reading from his latest poetry book
Ellen Jaffe, as usual a delight to hear her.
Jean Rae Baxter, reading from her book of short stories. Jean is a member of the Literary Arts Committee of Arts Hamilton.
Marianne Vesprey read a delightful short story of her's. Marienne also writes lovely poetry.
Stella Mazur Preda, read poetry from her published books. Stella is also a member of the Literary Arts Committee of Arts Hamilton.
James Deahl, M.C. and organizer for this event.
It was a lovely event held one again at ArtWord/Artbar on Colbourne St. in Hamilton, Ontario.
This was the first of the series that will be held with different artists performing. Once a month, the literary arts will take center stage with various artists performing their work. Musicians from Arts Hamilton are well represented on Wednesdays but after 10 p.m.
There also will be some readings on Sunday afternoons from time to time. James Deahl, a well known poet originally from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, now living in Hamilton, Ontario is the organizer of this delightful event. It is done with the backing of the Arts Hamilton Literary Education Commitee.
James is a natural before the mic and is entirely comfortable being there. There were many fine writers there for this event, some with short stories and some with poetry.
Among those who performed were Jean Rae Baxter, Stella Mazur Preda, Marianne Vesprey, Eileen Lampert, Chris Pannell, Stan White, George Down, and myself. There were other fine artists as well but unfortunately I did not take their pictures as I did not have e-mail addresses for them so they could have them.
All in all, a very worthwhile event to attend.