Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Join us to celebrate the publication of Kevin Heslop's (self-described) laboriously titled poetry chapbook with performances by Síle Englert, Jenny Berkel, Derek Boswell and the author. Derek Boswell is a social documentary photographer from London, Ontario whose work explores themes of the Anthropocene; documenting the threshold between natural and built spaces, and the latent residue of human action. Derek is currently an undergraduate-thesis student in psychology. Síle Englert is a poet, fiction writer and multidisciplinary artist who dabbles in everything from knitting to tattoo design. She is the author of Threadbare, a chapbook from Baseline Press. Her short fiction has been recognized in contest shortlists and longlists through Room Magazine and Prism International, and most recently won Second place in Freefall Magazine’s 2018 Fiction Contest. Her poetry has placed Second in Contemporary Verse 2’s 2-Day Poem Contest and has been featured in journals including: The Fiddlehead, Room Magazine, Canthius, The /tƐmz/ Review and The Minola Review.Jenny Berkel is a singer-songwriter and poet from rural Ontario. In between playing concerts across the globe, she writes and teaches English. She is currently working on a new album. Her writing has been featured in The Literary Review of Canada, Occasus, and The Puritan’s Town Crier.Kevin Heslop is a poet, actor and journalist from London, Ontario. He's currently resident interviewer for The /temz/ Review and Poetry London, a contributing writer for the London Arts Council, and organizes lomp: reading series. The Blasted Tree published his first chapbook; this, with Frog Hollow Press, is his second.