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Monday, November 20, 2006

George Elliott Clarke

Renaissance man, George Elliott Clarke

Amanda has written her impressions of last evening's fantastic reading on her blog. And I quite agree with her sentiments from the event at the Dusty Owl Reading Series. It's always a pleasure to get out to see Mr. Clarke in person. As you will read from Amanda's entry there were a number of Ottawa's literati in the audience, D.D. Jackson among them. Oni The Hatian Sensation has a literary connection with Mr. Clarke -- more on this later. Consider this a teaser...

...and I can't forget to add that oh can that man Gregory Frankson sing! I believe this was the longest Dusty Owl event I've been too, at three and half hours long, time flew by quickly however. Brilliant readings at the open mic all around.

George Elliott Clarke is among the long list of nominees for the 2007 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award is the largest and most international prize of its kind in the world, involving nominations by libraries from all corners of the globe. It is open to books written in any language and is a partnership among the municipal government of Dublin, Dublin city council and IMPAC, a productivity improvement company operating in more than 50 countries.

If you're going to be in Kingston, Ontario this week check out
Greg and Oni are appearing at RELOADING THE CAN[N]ON Kingston Dub Poetry Festival
Thursday, Nov.23- Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done flash work John. I'm impressed.

Monday, November 20, 2006 10:01:00 PM  
Blogger John MacDonald said...

No flash actually; this one is all ambient light and fast glass: 85mm f/1.4, ISO 640 @ 1/80 sec, +2.00EV.

Monday, November 20, 2006 11:04:00 PM  
Blogger Stephen Rowntree said...

I had a fast-glass, elbow too.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006 3:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fast glass is the key to pictures at the Owl.

Friday, November 24, 2006 4:26:00 AM  

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