Sunday, October 2, 2011

September 30, 2011 - Arts Hamilton Literary Committee Reading Salon

Mary Anderson
It was a very cozy event.  Stephen Near, the Programme Manager, had transformed the art gallery section of Arts Hamilton into a well lit, inviting area for members of the Literary Committee to read their work. The breathtaking art work on the walls, the chairs set up and the tea lights shimmering, made the area seem like a fairy land.   I found that I could hear the readers very well which was a real treat for me as I usually have trouble hearing in other venues.

Stephen Near - Arts Hamilton Programme Director

Wilma Seville
The first readers were the Co-Chairs, Susan Evans Shaw and Jean Rae Baxter.

Susan Evans Shaw

Jean Rae Baxter
Poet, George Down, favoured the group with some of his lovely poems as did James Deahl.

James Deahl

James Deahl, reading for the last time as a Committee member and Hamiltonian poet.  He has moved to another city and will be greatly missed.

The event went very smoothly with each reader taking about 10 minutes to read.  The audience seemed to appreciate the event.  Light refreshments of crackers and cheese and various soft drinks were served.

It made me so happy to see so many of my good friends come to this event.

All in all, a very worthwhile endeavour for Culture Days.

Thank you for dropping by.

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