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InkWell Poetry Showcase

  • Knife Fork Book (above Bunner's Bakery) 244 Augusta Avenue Toronto, ON, M5T 2L7 Canada (map)

Join us at Knife Fork Book for a poetry showcase! Eight of our writers will take the stage at Toronto’s poetry-only bookstore to move, entertain, and inspire you. This is a free event.

Accessibility: Knife Fork Book is a second-floor walk-up. The staircase has 20 steps and a sturdy handrail. There are two all-gender washrooms. The space is alcohol-free. You will be asked to remove footwear at the entrance. A greeter will be at the outside between 2:30 and 3 pm to assist guests with mobility needs.


Honey Novick
Aspi Kootar
Lorraine Garraway
Mark Harvey
Pamela Chynn
Joseph Pirrello
Michèle Breton
... and more!

HONEY NOVICK is a singer/songwriter/voice teacher/poet. She is one of the artist resources for the Friendly Spike Theatre Band and facilitates the Voice Yoga group at the Secret Handshake Gallery. She was the song facilitator at Sheena’s Place for eight years. Honey was one of the awardees of the 2017 Dr. Reva Gerstein Legacy Fund.

ASPI KOOTAR’s introduction to poems started in his Jesuit school. Even though he is well over fifty now, he credits his school for his love of Panorama poems and Shakespeare plays, including Julius Caesar and Macbeth. Aspi’s love for the English language and poetry continues through InkWell with its fantastic teachers.

LORRAINE GARRAWAY was born in Guyana and raised by Christian parents who were poets; she is continuing in their footsteps. InkWell has rekindled what was within her.

MARK HARVEY has travelled to many countries, including Australia. He was a student at University of Toronto, where he was an English major and wrote for several campus newspapers. He also has an extensive acting background. Mark is currently a Library and Information Technician student at Seneca College.

PAMELA CHYNN has been a member of InkWell Workshops for two years. She considers her time at InkWell to be an incredible journey. She is also a member of Sister Writes, and is currently completing her Novel Writing Certificate at George Brown College.

JOSEPH PIRRELLO, formerly a professional jazz musician who studied piano in Tuscany and Montreal, turned to writing six years ago. He recently published a memoir, Towards Sanity, which recounts his recovery from bipolar disorder with humour and unflinching honesty. His book of poetry, Judith’s Song, is available for purchase through Amazon and Indigo.

After a long career in proofreading, MICHELE BRETON returned to writing poems and short stories. She has had works published in three zines and in InkWell’s 2017 and 2018 anthologies.

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