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Sonia Di Placido Dazzles Listeners on CIUT’s Classical Underground

On December 24, 2014, Sonia Di Placido joined Philip J. Conlon for a very special edition of CIUT’s Classical Underground.

Classical Underground’s Christmas Eve Special included an eclectic (and underground) mix of music, poetry, short stories and counter culture views on Christmas. The live show, which aired from 6-9pm, included music by Benny Goodman, Bach, as well as Canada’s oldest Christmas song.

Sonia Di Placido also made for a delightful guest and read several pieces. In addition to reading Langston Hughes’ classic short story “One Christmas Eve,” she also read some of her own poetry (some of which was published by Guernica Editions in her first collection, Exaltation in Cadmium Red.)

We have the full program for you (but it had to be cut into 8 parts for uploading reasons):

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Sonia Reading

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.

Exaltation in Cadmium Red is available on the Guernica website at:

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