Inaugural East End Poetry Festival Launched

Free outdoor event headlines City of Toronto's Poet Laureate

On Saturday, September 28 from 12 - 4 pm, the East End Poetry Festival will be presented in the beautiful outdoor ampitheatre on the Massey Goulding Estate, 305 Dawes Road. This inaugural, free event is presented by Children's Peace Theatre, the City of Toronto and the newly formed arts service group East End Arts.

Four talented poets will be presenting their work: Poet Laureate of Toronto George Elliott Clarke, Katie Marshall Flaherty, Ronna Bloom and Rocco de Giacomo. In addition there will be music from the Emily Steinwall Quartet, and all-ages workshops with RISE Poetry’s Randell Adjei and Francois Junior Lavagesse aka Jae Lejit (MC). Family activities and free food from the local Grillies restaurant round out the offered activities. In case of rain, all activities will be brought indoors into the Children's Peace Theatre. All are welcome! More details may be found at:

The East End Poetry festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Canada Council for the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets.

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Media Contact:

Cindy Rozeboom
Managing Director
East End Arts / 416-302-5233