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Sonia Di Placido Reading and Workshop Dates

Sonia Di Placido will be offering a Patricia Louise Lowther poetry workshop starting Saturday, September 13, 2014.

The workshop strives to review the full body of works by pioneering feminist poet Pat Lowther (including previously unpublished and posthumous pieces).

Pat Lowther published her first poem in The Vancouver Sun at the age of ten and went on to publish several poetry collections before she gained broader recognition with her posthumous volume, A Stone Diary, published after she was murdered by her husband in 1977. Even today, she remains a huge influence on generations of Canadian poets involved in making a difference.

In this workshop, Lowther will be studied in depth in  conjunction with discussions about the following: creating and developing a present-day Poesis, voice, style, tastes, technique and the role of individual emotion/anima/spirit in the act of writing Poetry.

Dates: Saturdays, September 13 – November 29, 2014

Times: 11am – 1:00 pm

Location: Chapel, St. Michael & All Angels Church, 611 St. Clair Ave. West

(Southeast corner of Wychwood Ave. & St. Clair Ave. West)

Online: This workshop is also available virtually with weekly updates and

optional inclusion via Skype.

Sonia Di Placido

Sonia Di Placido will also be reading from her poetry collection Exaltation in Cadmium Red. Her upcoming reading dates are:

Sept 13 at 2:50 pm. “Creative on Queen” part of Queen West Art Crawl —

to promote mental health through CAMH and Workman Arts.

Sept 21.  Boneshaker Reading Series Tent at Word on The Street between 1 – 2 pm.

Sept 30. Featured at The Art Bar Reading Series 8 pm at the Black Swan Tavern.

Sonia Di Placido is a writer, performer, and artist currently completing the Creative Writing, Optional Residency MFA Program, with the University of British Columbia. She is also a graduate of the Ryerson University Theatre School and holds an honours degree in Humanities from York University. She has worked as a Supernumerary with the Canadian Opera Company and is a member of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers. Sonia has published profile pieces, creative non-fiction, and poems in literary journals and anthologies.

Copies of her poetry collection, Exaltation in Cadmium Red, can be found on the Guernica Website at:

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