Thursday, April 14, 2011

Haliburton 4.0

From Canada's East Coast to London's East End?
We're back. Haliburton 4.0 and a right Royal Weddin' Anthem

The London chapter of North America's Oldest Literary Society returns again for its fourth event in London as part of Waltham Forest Literature Festival in The Hall at historic Leytonstone Library, Saturday, May 14th, 3-4:30 pm
Tube: Leytonstone on Central Line

Celebrating the work of Charles Dickens' rival, International writer Thomas Chandler Haliburton, the event celebrates humour and the written word and encourages a lively performance from its readers and encourages a good time for the audience members who enjoy colourful characters and a relaxing but fun atmosphere.

Join event host and poet John Stiles as he invites some of Canada's and London's finest poets and musicians.

Confirmed readers include:

Tiffany Anne Tondut: “Poet, pin-up and occasional contributor/cover girl for the Chap magazine, Tiffany Anne Tondut is a prime contestant for Chap of the Year. She is often seen slinking about the Bohemian quarters of London’s poetry scene, complete with kiss curls and red-stainéd mouth. Oozing sensuality in an effortless revival of bygone glamour, Tiffany is equally at home in pair of outdoor hunting slacks. Person and pen combine to enslave the hearts of gentlemen everywhere! For anyone yet to follow her exploits, she keeps a sizzling blog at” Aloysius Nightingale

Todd Swift, Canadian poet, Critic, Writer and Editor of EyeWear

Todd is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Kingston University; a poet, critic, anthologist. Born in Montreal, he has lived in England since 2003. He recently co-edited Modern Canadian Poets, published by Carcanet, reviewed recently by the Globe and Mail.

And if the sensual tones of London's top wordsmiths aren't enough and  you aren't already excited enough about the Royal Wedding, local Hackney band Public Speech will provide a lively accoustic set featuring their new number Royal Wedding.

Public Speech

Public Speech are a kaleidoscope of satire, irony and searing guitar licks distilled by a bad ass rhythm section into a potent attack on just about everything. Along the way Public Speech has created it's own genre and they are just a bit more original than your average Punk, Blues, Rock and Rap band with more than just a bit of comedy thrown in for good measure.

In a recent email, Public Enemy's Chuck D described the lyrics to Public Speech’s 'Lets Sell Out' as "poetic genius". Neville Staples described frontman Joe as “the Man”.

Public Speech have been played on BBC Radio 6 – Tom Robinson 'introducing' show and have supported Neville Staples, Chas And Dave and Marv The Martian to name but a few.

Hosting the event and reading selections from his award winning poetry book, Scouts are Cancelled as well as his novel Taking the Stairs as well as debuting work from a novel-in-progress will be Annapolis Valley Nova Scotian native and current Leytonstone resident John Stiles.

The event is free but please support the acts.
How Yah doon anight?


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