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Monday, July 18, 2005

Bywords Summer Beat

Yesterday, held its Summer Beat: An Afternoon of Poetry & Rhythm at the downtown Ottawa Chapters location. I was graciously invited to take some photos of the event which will be posted on the Bywords website shortly. In the meantime, here are a few photos of the drummer, Danielle Grégoire, who played in between readings. Danielle also appears on the University of Ottawa's CHUO 89.1 FM radio station.

"Danielle Grégoire recently moved to Ottawa, just last September, and has been enjoying the city immensely since her arrival. She has been a percussionist since age 13 when they wouldn't let her play the flute. 13 years later she has attempted many forms of drumming including: Classical, Latin, Taiko and West African which she shared with us yesterday on her jembe." Thanks to Amanda and Charles for organizing the event. Bywords' next reading will be part of the Ottawa International Writers Festival (Sept 29-Oct 6). They are launching Norma Elliot's chapbook to be published by Bywords. And the next Chapters reading will take place on October 16, 2005.

Below, Carleton University English student, John Cloutier, reads while Amanda and Charles look on. He has been published in New Orphic Magazine, and Green's Magazine. Other readers included Rhonda Douglas, Adam Petrashek, Gary Robinson, Stephen Rowntree, and Asoka Weerasinghe.

One more photo that turned out rather nice of Miss Grégoire.


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