Word Up Barrie – Guest Author Event

Thanks to my cousin in Barrie for telling me about a monthly event there–and for putting my name forward to the organizers as a possible guest reader–I’ll be doing a reading at WORD UP BARRIE this coming November. I know it’s a long way off, but I thought I’d post about it here and also mention the year’s line-up for guest readers at the event while I’m here.

The WORD UP BARRIE events take place at Unity Market Cafe & Studios in Barrie, Ontario. The event is monthly and it starts at 7 pm. They have one or two feature guest authors do a reading. This is then followed by an open mic.

My own reading will be on Thursday November 8th.wordup.jpg

If you’re in the Barrie area, or if you want to drive up Highway 400 from Toronto (GTA) for some creative synergy, here’s what WORD UP BARRIE has in store for the rest of the 2018 schedule:

  • Thursday June 14th is BRUCE MEYER
  • Thursday July 12th is BRIAN VAN NORMAN & DANIEL PERRY
  • Thursday September 13th is Hugh Graham & GABRIEL VERVENIOTIS
  • Thursday October 11th is BRENDA CLEWS & ROBIN BLACKBURN McBRIDE
  • Thursday November 8th is MARC LABRIOLA & myself
  • Thursday December 13th is SKY GILBERT & DARRELL EPP


Looking forward to this! And also to possibly getting up there for one of the other events prior to my own. For you creative types, don’t forget– THERE’S ALSO AN OPEN MIC SESSION at these events.

By Kevin Craig

Author, Poet, Playwright. Author of The Camino Club, Billions of Beautiful Hearts, and Book of Dreams, all from Duet Books, the LGBTQ Young Adult imprint of Chicago Review Press. Other books: Pride Must Be A Place, Half Dead & Fully Broken, Burn Baby Burn Baby, The Reasons, Sebastian's Poet, and Summer on Fire.

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