– Hosted By Indigo Events –
Join us as we kick off April Poetry Month for an evening of poetry and discussion featuring Margaret Atwood, Atticus, Tenille K. Campbell, Sabrina Benaim, and Lara Margaret Marjerrison. Each poet will read poems from their respective collections Dearly, The Truth About Magic, nedí nezų (Good Medicine), Depression & Other Magic Tricks, and grief & love & loss & sex.
MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid''s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include The Testaments, winner of the 2019 Booker Prize; Cat''s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; The Heart Goes Last; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator''s Award. In 2019, she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She lives in Toronto.
ATTICUS is a storyteller, observer, and an amateur winemaker. He is the author of Love Her Wild and The Dark Between Stars. He loves the Pacific ocean, the desert, and playing with words. Visit him on Instagram.
TENILLE K. CAMPBELL is a Dene/Métis author and photographer from English River First Nation in In Treaty Ten, northern Saskatchewan. Her acclaimed poetry collection, #IndianLovesPoems (Signature Editions), was shortlisted for the Indigenous Voices Award. Campbell is the force behind sweetmoon photography, which specializes in capturing NDN joy in its many forms. She is also the co-creator and a blogger at tea&bannock, an online collective for Indigenous women photographers and artists to share their stories. Campbell completed her MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia and is working on a doctoral degree in Indigenous Literature at the University of Saskatchewan. She resides in Saskatoon, SK.
SABRINA BENAIM is a writer, performance & teaching artist, whose home base is Toronto. She was a member of the Canadian championship-winning 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam team, & in 2015, she represented Toronto at the Women Of The World Poetry Slam. Sabrina has written poems for ESPNW, The Government of Canada, & most recently, made her Canadian television debut with Sport Chek, writing & voicing the third instalment of their #WhatItTakes Olympic Manifesto video series. Sabrina enjoys breaking down stigma, women who help women, & the Toronto Blue Jays. She will accept any invitation to dance.
LARA MARGARET MARJERRISON is a freedom fighter on a quest to liberate the voiceless, beaten down, and bound using the sacred power of stories. Through her workshops, talks, poetry, and performance, she helps people tap into the unlimited power of words to heal from harm so they can show up as their whole selves, fully present and grounded in their power. Ultimately, all her work is about connection, because she knows that when we connect, we care, and when we care, we take better care...of ourselves, of others, and of the world around us.