Appearances

Tuesday December 6, 2016 – Art Bar Poetry Series – Free Times Cafe – Happy to be invited to Canada’s longest running weekly poetry only series.  Will be doing a set of my poetry and spoken word along with two other poets.  More details to come. 8pm – Free Times Cafe 320 College St. PWYC. 

Saturday December 3, 2016 – Vino Rosso Poetry & Music Salon – Happy to be sharing a set of my poetry and spoken word at this wonderful event.  More details to come. 1.30pm – 4.30pm  Vino Rosso Bar & Restaurant 995 Bay Street.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 – Whistle Stop Poets – The Steady Bar & Cafe – Will be joining some poets from the US who are coming through town and doing a short set of my poetry and spoken word.  Other poets will be Justin Karcher, Ben Brindise, & Gerry Crinnin. Local poets include myself along with Robert Priest, and Dane Swan. This all goes down 6pmThe Steady Bar & Cafe 1051 Bloor St. W.

Thursday October 13, 2016 – Reelworld Film Festival – Harboufront Centre – Very happy to a featured poet along with Patrick DeBelen, Cathy Petch, Rahul Gupta, and Ian Keteku.  We will each be performing poems inspired by select movies that will be premiering at the Reelworld Film Festival.  8pm Harbourfront Centre Brigantine Room – 235 Queens Quay West.  For tickets click here: http://my.harbourfrontcentre.com/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=27721

Tuesday June 28, 2016 – TD Downtown Jazz Festival – Nathan Phillips Square – So honoured to be joining my Uncle Michael Occhipinti and The Sicilian Jazz Project as a special guest poet that will be performing an older poem called “Lingua E Dialetto” by Ignazio Buttita with the band.  This will be from 12pm – 1pm City Hall Nathan Phillips Square. 

Saturday June 25 2016Artisans At WorkLocal Authors Book Fair – Will be one of several great features reading and performing poetry and will also have the last of my last chapbook “Make Our Peace With Rattlesnakes” (LyricalMyrical Press) for sale.  Also joining me will be such talented poets as Michael Mirolla, Linda Stitt,  Cathy Petch, Norman Cristofoli and Norman Allen. This all goes down from 12pm – 4pm Artisans At Work 2071 Danforth Ave @ Woodbine.

Tuesday June 21, 2016 – Black Swan – Art Bar Poetry Series – I’m happy to be hosting the penultimate ArtBar.  There are going to be three wicked featured poets that night: Jacob Scheier, Brandon Pitts, and Josh Smith.  Would be great to see you all.  8pm Black Swan 154 Danforth Ave – PWYC

Monday June 20, 2016 – The Central – Hot Sauced Words – Always a pleasure to feature at this cool poetry series, and so happy to be doing it again.  Hosted by the wonderful James Dewar and Sue Reynolds.  7pm The Central 603 Markham Street – PWYC.

Wednesday June 1, 2016 – Poetry Jazz Cafe – Wild Writers – Very happy to be one of two featured readers at this cool little series in Kensington Market.  Also featuring with me will be Dane Swan.  7:30pm Poetry Jazz Cafe 224 Augusta Ave – PWYC (suggested $5.00) – Hosted by Georgia Wilder. 

Tuesday January 5, 2015 – Black Swan – Art Bar Team Reading Night – So very happy and honoured to be a part of the ArtBar Team Reading night. I will be sharing a short set of my poetry and spoken word, and sharing the stage with the other fantastic and beautiful Art Bar volunteers to kick of the year.  These names include: Cynthia Gould, Stephen Humphrey, Lee Sweeney, Alana P Cook, Margaret Code, & Rahul Gupta.  Also on this evening there will be an open mic for first time readers only, if you haven’t read your work ever, but are wanting to please come out.  8pm Black Swan 154 Danforth Ave PWYC

Monday October 27. 2015 – C’est What – Hot Sauced Words – Launch Of Nik Beat’s “Amazing Secret Dreams” – So honoured to be taking part in this event, that helps to launch Nik Beat’s posthumous poetry collection “Amazing Secret Dreams” from Piquant Press.  I along with several other poets such as Norman Cristofoli, Alexandra Innes,, and Nancy Bullis, will be covering some of the poems in the anthology.  There will also be music from such names as Michael Marian, and Pat Kelly. Hosted by James DewarC’est What 67 Front Street East 7.30pm

Sunday October 25, 2015 – Cabaret Noir – Hirut Restaurant – So absolutely happy and honoured to be featuring at this awesome event put on by Lizzie Violet, and sharing the stage with some truly fantastic cats. Comedienne Kat Leonard, Singer/Songwriter Neil Traynor, and the lovely Heather Babcock, who will most probably be reading from her awesome book “Of Being Underground And Moving Backwards.” Hosted by the ever cool ever awesome Lizzie Violet.  This event goes down at Hirut Restaurant 2050 Danforth Ave steps east from Woodbine Subway Station on the north side.  Doors 8pm Show 9pm PWYC (Suggested $5.00-$10.00).  Please come on out!  Arrive early and have dinner eating some of the best Ethiopian food in the city!

Tuesday October 13, 2015 – ArtBar Poetry Series – Black Swan  – Happy to be returning to host this wonderful series.  Featured poets will be Beatriz Hausner, Cassidy McFadzean, and Maurice Mierau. Things get underway at 8pm, PWYC  Black Swan is located at 154 Danforth Ave. just steps east of the Broadview Subway station on the north side. Please come on out, would be great to see you there!

Friday October 9, 2015 – HEAR HERE A Creative Salon – Will be one of the featured poets featured at this wonderful art and culture event sharing the stage with other fellow poets Gianna Patriarca, Clifton Joseph, Justin Lauzon, Slava Slapenshire, Darius King, and Scout Bostley.  Musical acts include: The Lost Fingers, and Jason Wilson.  There will also be a whole slew of visual artists.  Secret Pop-up location to be announced.  To buy tickets please visit here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hear-here-lost-found-tickets-17969574481

Sunday October 4, 2015 – The (Not So) Nice Italian Girls Readings –  Bacchanalia – Black Swan 154 Danforth Ave. – So honoured to be sharing the show with some fantastic poets such as Trevor Abes, Arif Anwar, John Calabro, Domenico Capilongo, Rocco De Giacomo, George Elliot Clarke, Paul Fowler, Luciano Iacobelli, Justin Lauzon, Paul Salvatori, for an evening of poetry surrounding revelry, ecstacy, and joy.  Hosted by the wonderful Michelle Alfano.  This all goes down at the Black Swan Tavern 154 Danforth Ave from 2pm – 5pm. 

Friday October 2, 2015 – Like Water – May Cafe –  I am happy to be a part of this event to share some poetry along with fantastic special guests such as Soulfistikato, Cathy Petch, Tomy Bewick, Pat Connors, Liz Gallo, Christina Kozak, Dane Swan and many more.  7:30pm -Cover $10.00 – May Cafe 876 Dundas St. W – Please come on out would be great to see you.

Tuesday June 23, 2015 – Will be the special guest poet for SALONE DI CULTURA presents CITTA APERTA – Featuring Daniela Nardi with her band Espresso Manifesto:  Kevin Barrett, Louis Simao, Ronald Davis, and Roger Travassos.  Also featuring guest trumpeter Lina Allemano.  Delicious Food Courtesy of Chef Massimo Bruno, and a panel discussion on what it means to be Italian Canadian moderated by CBC Radio producer Mary Wiens, and featuring guest panelists Pina Petricone (Architect & Professor @ The University Of Toronto), Mark Hayward (Professor Of Communication Studies, York University), Angela Pacienza (Executive Producer, Globe & Mail), and Cristiano DeFlorentis (Artistic Director, Italian Contemporary Film FEstival). This is all going down at The Bata Shoe Museum 327 Bloor Street West.

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