Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Dusty Owl Reading Series Presents Danielle Gregoire

...with special musical guest Katie Regan! Sunday 4 October at 2pm at Swizzles Bar & Grill, 246B Quen Street, Ottawa!

This time we're bringing you more and more special treats. Not only are we bringing you one of the most awesome poetry slammers to have trod the boards in Ottawa, we're also hosting one of the most entertaining song-poets around today. And it's THE RETURN OF THE OBJECT OF DESIRE.

Danielle K.L. Grégoire is a relatively new mother, a teacher, a musician and a spoken word artist. She performed at the Governor General Literary Awards in 2007, and was part of the CBC Poetry Face Off in 2008. She is a member of the Capital Poetry Collective that hosts Capital Slam, and she founded the first rural slam poetry series in Canada, which resulted in the forming of LiPS (The Lanark County Live Poets Society). Her focus is on arts education and getting spoken word poetry into schools. She originally hails from northern Manitoba and lived in Ottawa for three years before moving to Almonte, Ontario where she now resides with her daughter and her husband. On the first Sunday in November, 2009, she will be starting up the Spoken Word Plot, a show that features poetry, comedy and storytelling at JR's Downstairs Pub in Almonte.

Katie Regan is a poet who couldn't write poetry, so she picked up a guitar and rebranded. Singer/songwriter seemed to stick. From Ottawa via London via Calgary via Peterborough, she landed in Toronto and is currently recording her new CD. She recorded an EP, Puddles and Roots, in 2006 and has played shows in various cities in Ontario. The new CD will feature several Toronto musicians who put her to shame, and they will surely steal the spotlight. Katie Regan has been known to pick up a banjo now and then. She's also been known to cover Tom Jones songs.

And after Katie and Danielle, stick around for our world-famous open-mic and the return of the Object of Desire!

DON'T STARVE!! Ever get the munchies during a Dusty Owl? Starting this Sunday, we will have reasonably-priced, yummies made by local bakeries for sale! So you don't have to go you-know-where for a Big Mac and large fries.

All the fun begins at 2pm! As always, there's no cover!

Swizzles is on the south side of Queen Street, between Bank and Kent. Look for the green awning!

See you there!

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