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Mar 16 | Claudia Dey at Redbird Radio: Performance and Dinner Party

Mar 16

This one-of-a-kind performance and dinner party event features eadings by Claudia Dey (Stunt) and Damian Rogers (Paper Radio), a musical performance by Kate Boothman and Nick Taylor of Sunbear and visual accompaniment by Adam Harris held in a small room at The Spoke Club (600 King St. West).

Free performance at 7 p.m. sharp followed by $35 prix-fixe meal at 8:15 p.m. To RSVP for dinner, please email concierge@thespokeclub.com or call 416-368-8448 x221.

The Spoke Club
600 King Street West
Toronto, ON
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Eye on the Griffin

Eye Weekly's Damian Rogers reports on the Griffin Poetry Prize — now in its ninth year — and interviews, among others, Coach House senior editor Alana Wilcox and web editor Bill Kennedy. The article covers the origins of the Griffin Trust and founder Scott Griffin's vision for its future.

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Eye on Legris

By Damian Rogers
Eye Weekly

Big--money literary prizes are great for several reasons beyond the obvious bottom--line benefit to being one of the lucky winners: they stir up fevered debate around the merits of selected works, they lend moments of glamour to what is usually a lonely pursuit and, perhaps most importantly, they inspire readers (including book critics) to pay greater attention to a previously overlooked book.

On June 1, judges Lisa Robertson, Eliot Weinberger and Lavinia Greenlaw awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize to Barbadian poet Kamau Brathwaite, from the international shortlist, f

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