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Tuesday September 5, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes Poets Robert Priest and Phoebe Tsang Dobson who have collaborated on a poetry music project together and will be talking about their respective poetry projects on the show. More details to come . You can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday August 22, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes Amazing poet and spoken word artist Transient. Also on the show author, poet, visual artist David Bateman talking about his book “A Mad Bent Diva” (Hidden Book Press). . You can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday August 8, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes author Jen Sookfong Lee talking about her book “Gentleman Of The Shade. My Own Private Idaho” (ECW Press). Also on the show author S.K. Ali talking about her novel “Saints & Misfits” (Simon & Schuster Books). . You can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday July 25, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes Michelle Alfano & Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke organizers of the “Love Poetry Festival” taking place on July 29, 2017 at Queen Books. Also on the show singer/songwriter Joy Thompson. . You can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday July 11, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes novelist Catherine Hernandez talking about her new novel “Scarborough” (Arsenal Pulp Press) and poet Stanley Fefferman talking about his new poetry book “Home Was Elsewhere” (Quattro Books) talking about his new poetry book. You can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday June 27, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poet. spoken word artist, photographer and founder of “Up From The Roots” Dwayne Morgan.   Also on the show a cappella singing sensations The O’PearsYou can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday June 13, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes singer/songwriter Blair Packham talking about his new album “Unpopular Pop.”  Also on the show singer/songwriter Carmen Toth talking about her upcoming music project. You can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday May 30, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes Carole Giangrande talking about her novel “All That Is Solid Melts Into Air” (Inanna Publications).  Also on the show poet Domenico Capilongo, on his new poetry book “Send” (Guernica Editions). You can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday May 16, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes Globe and Mail columnist Sandra Martin talking about her non-fiction book “A Good Death” (Harper Collins).  Also on the show singer/songwriter Andrea De Boer/Civil Wray talking about her new upcoming album. You can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday May 2, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes Nicholas Eames talking about his debut sci-fi fantasy novel “Kings Of The Wyld” (Orbit Books).  Also on the show Guy Gavriel Kay to talk about his book “Children Of The Earth And Sky” (Penguin Random House). You can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday April 18, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week to celebrate National Poetry Month 2017 Valentino will examine the relationship between jazz and poetry and poetry and jazz.  On the show will be poets John Oughton and Andrea Thompson as well as jazz musician Michael Occhipinti.  Tuesday April 4, 2017 –   You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday April 4, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week to celebrate National Poetry Month 2017 Valentino welcomes two Canadian writing icons.  Calling into the show for the first half will be Margaret Atwood, and the second half of the show will feature Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliot Clarke    You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday March 21, 2017Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poet and singer/songwriter Carla Hartsfield talking about her new poetry chapbook “Little Hearts” (Rubicon Press) and her new album “Just Once Forever.”  Also on the show poet and Canadian music pioneer Jane Siberry talking about her new album “Angels Bend Closer.” You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday March 7, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming to talk about her new movie “Window Horses” (Mongrel Media) owner of the instagram satire account Humans Of The 6, and Katherine Taylor on to talk about her blog “One Gals Toronto” https://onegalstoronto.wordpress.com/  – You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday February 21, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poet Laurence Hutchman talking about his book “Two Maps Of Emery” (Black Moss Press).  Also on the show singer/songwriter Mark Ripp promoting  his new album “Under The Circumstances.”  Songs from the album will be played throughout the hour and we will sit down and talk to Mark, and he may even play us a song live.  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday February 7, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poets Marc Di Saverio, Daniel Renton, and Jeremy Dodds for a one hour panel interview on poetry and community. You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday January 24, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes Denise Donlon talking about her autobiography “Fearless As Possible (Under The Circumstances)” (House Of Anansi Press)  Also on the show  writer/sports historian Bob Duff on his book “100 Maple Leaf Moments” (Biblioasis). You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday Januuary 10, 2017 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poet Julie Cameron Grey  talking about her new  poetry book “Lady Crawford” (Palimpsest Press) Also on the show poet Dr.Bruce Meyer talking about his book “Portraits Of Canadian Writers” (The Porcupine’s Quill) You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday December 27 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poet Rocco De Giacomo talking about his new  poetry book “Every Night Of Our Lives” (Guernica Editions) Also on the show poet Brad Morden. You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday December 13 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poet Rocco De Giacomo talking about his new  poetry book “Every Night Of Our Lives” (Guernica Editions) Also on the show poet Brad Morden. You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday November 29, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes participants of the CBC POETRY PRIZE: Finalist Selina Boan & Winner Michael Fraser.  Also on the show Lisa De Nikolitis talking about her new book “The Nearly Girl” (Inanna Publications) You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday November 1, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poets Andrea Thompson & Adebe Derang0-Adem.  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday October 18, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes Mia Herrera talking about her book of short stories “Shade” (Inanna Publications). Also on the show author Vanessa Shields talking about her new book of poetry “Look At Her” (Black Moss Press).  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday October 4, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes novelist Michael Mirolla to talk about “Torp” (Linda Leith Publishing)  Also on the show will be poet and spoken word artist Samuel Bassam Halevy You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday September 20, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes members of Open Heart Surgery Theater: Coleen Macpherson, Elodie Monteau, Dobrokna Zubek to talk about their upcoming production “This Is Why We Live” a theater production based on the life and poetry of polish poet Wislowa Szymborksa.  Also on the show, singer/songwriter Michael Marian talking about the release of his new album Big Wide Sky You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday September 6, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poets Patrick Connors, Dane Swan, and Robert Priest who are participating in the upcoming 100,000 Poets For Change.  L’Rock promoting event coming up with Zach McCabe.  Also on the show Hamilton poet Marc Di Saverio You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday August 23, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes three different comedians:  Anto Chan, Kat Leonard, and Gilson Lubin.  We will talk about what got them into comedy, their experiences,  their styles, their writing process to comedy,  and we may even play a clip or two of them in action.  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday August 9, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes three emerging poets from the Toronto poetry scene: Arina Kharmalova, Shirley Camia, and Faith Pare.  We will talk about what drew them to poetry, how they got into the scene and where they plan to go with their work.  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday July 26, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes Poet and Editor-In-Chief of Guernica Publications Michael Mirolla with the release his new book “Lessons In Relationship Dyads”(Red Hen Press) .  Also on the show Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliot Clarke talking about the Love Poetry Festival In Honour Of Milton Acorn on August 6, 2016.  George will also be sharing some poetry from his book “Gold” (Gaspereau Press).  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday June 28, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poet Lara Bozabalian on the release of her new book “Tourist” (Tightrope Books).  Also on the show will be poet Gianna Patriarca on the release of her new poetry book “All My Fallen Angelas” (Inanna Publications).  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday June 14, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poets Jacob Scheier & Bill Bissett You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday May 31, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poet Alexandra Oliver on the release of her new “Let The Empire Down” (Biblioasis).  Also on the show will be poet/novelist Terri Favro You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday May 17, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poet Stedmond Pardy and also poet Spencer Butt on the  release of his new book “Slouching The Dream” (Now Or Never Publishing) .  Also in the studio will be musician Zach McCabe and select songs from Zach will be played throughout the hour.  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday May 3, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes author Melissa Burch with her  new memoir “My Journey Through War & Peace: Explorations Of A Young Filmmaker, Feminist, And Spiritual Seeker” (Mosaic Press).  Also on the show Michael Coren with his new book “Epiphany” (Signal).  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday April 19, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes punk band Hi-Heels Lo-Fi.  We also welcome the spoken word group. The Ragdolls.  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday April 5, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL –our NATIONAL POETRY MONTH SHOW!!! Valentino talks with  Toronto’s new Poet Laureate Anne Michaels and poet Banoo Zan on the release of her new book “Songs Of Exile” (Guernica Editions) Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday March 22, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL –This week Valentino welcomes Virus The Poet.  Also on the show will be Sook-Yin Lee and Adam Litovitz to talk about the CBC Documentary “Where Have All The Poets Gone?” airing March 25th, 2016. You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday March 8, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL –This week Valentino welcomes three talented spoken word artist.  Calling in from the Nation’s capital will be Vanessa Rotondo also known as V.  We also welcome The P.O.E., and MC Abdominal. You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday February 23, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL –This is a themed show called “Food For Thought” we examine the relationship between writing and food and food and writing.  Valentino welcomes Toronto Chef and writer Sang Kim, poet Shannon Bramer, and artist Jessica Hiemstra You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday February 9, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL –Valentino welcomes poet Brandon Pitts promoting his new poetry book “Tender In The Age Of Fury” (Mosaic Press), Labour Of Love Founder & Editor-In-Chief Norman Cristofoli, and Actor/Comedian Andrew Chapman promoting his upcoming play “Defending The Caveman.” You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, Bell Fibe TV Channel 970 and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday January 26, 2015 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – “Let’s Document This.” A themed HOWL show about how documentaries tell stories.  This week Valentino welcomes Ian French (IF), Ian Keteku, and documentary film maker Kim Saltarski to talk about the making of the CBC documentary “IF The Poet.” Also on the show will be Ray Zahab from the documentary “Running The Sahara.” You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday January 12, 2016 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poet Liz Howard promoting her Governor General nominated book Infinite Citizen Of The Shaking Tent (Mclelland & Stewart).  Also on the show will be singer/songwriter Ariana Gillis and select songs from Ariana will be played throughout the hour.  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday December 29, 2015 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes Luciano Iacobelli and artist Robert Mara promoting Luciano’s new book The Emu Dialogues (Quattro Books).  Also on the show will be poet Rocco De Giacomo.   You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday December 15, 2015 –  Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes the co-host of HOWL Nancy Bullis and interviews her for a change.  Also on the show will be members from the Shaw Street Collective musical ensemble and their musical pieces will be played throughout the show.    You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday December 1, 2015 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes Author Nino Ricci talking about his new book “Sleep” (Double Day).  Also on the show will be Toronto poet Robert Priest to talk about his book “Previously Feared Darkness” (ECW Press).   You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday November 17, 2015Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino host’s the “Is It Too Early For Christmas?” edition of HOWL.  Valentino welcomes poets Josie Di Scascio Andrews, John Hastings, and Tina Agrell all reading Christmas themed poetry.  As well Valentino welcomes Jenny Crober, Choral Director for VOCA Chorus promoting their upcoming concert on Saturday December 12, 2015. Select festive tracks, will be played from VOCA Chorus throughout the hour. You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday November 10, 2015SPECIAL EDITION HOWL FUNDRAISER SHOW – Join co-hosts Nancy Bullis & Valentino Assenza for HOWL –  Special guests on this show include: Michael Oesch from Beach Digital Media, poet Susan Helwig, and Toronto Poetry Slam Artistic Director David Silverberg. This show is in conjunction with CIUT 89.5FM’S FALL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE – to donate live to air during our show, please call 416-946-7800/1-888-204-8976, or donate online anytime here:   http://www.ciut.fm/about/donate-today/

Tuesday November 3, 2015 –  Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes two women releasing two fantastic cds: Ivana Santilli releasing her new album “Late Night Light,” and Daniela Nardi on the release of her new album “Canto.”  We will be spinning new tracks from both records, and asking both Ivana and Daniela about their singing and songwriting careers.  You can listen live by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday October 20, 2015 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – “But Seriesly” This week Valentino welcomes three ladies that help run three different series across the city; Heather Wood from the Rowers Reading SeriesSusie Petersiel Berg who helps to run Plasticine Poetry Series, and Farzana Doctor who helps to run the Brockton Writers Series. Also featuring the music of singer/songwriter Tim Maxwell’s album “Love and Other Struggles” as select songs will be played throughout the hour. You can listen live to air by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday October 6, 2015 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL –  With the Canadian Festival Of Spoken Word only days away, this week Valentino welcomes members of the 2015 Toronto Poetry Slam Team: SPIN, Trevor Abes, Justin G, & Kay KassirerYou can listen live to air tonight by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday September 22, 2015 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This week Valentino welcomes poet Liz Worth on her new book published by Book Thug “No Work Finished Here” poetry based on the life of Andy Warhol.  Also on the show will be poet Chad Norman sharing some on his new poetry book published by Black Moss Press “Learning To Settle Down.” You can listen live to air tonight by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday September 8, 2015 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL –  With the onset of TIFF this Tuesday’s show is tributing writing surrounding film and movies.  From the Guernica Editions anthology “I Found It At The Movies,” we welcome poets David Clink & Kurt Zubatiuk, as well as movie critic/film buff Jason Marcel from http://www.moviejay.net.  You can listen live to air tonight by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday August 25, 2015 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This Tuesday we welcome various guests into the studio and calling from across the country to celebrate and tribute the poetry and the life of Zaccheus Jackson Nyce.  Various guests will be announced soon. Stay tuned. You can listen live to air tonight by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday July 28, 2015 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This Tuesday we are honoured to welcome Toronto’s Poet Laureate George Elliot Clarke. Also joining us on the show will be poet Adebe Derango-Adem who has recently launched her new poetry book from Inanna Publications called “Terra Incognita.” Also in the studio will be Ken Boichuk, the artistic director and organizer of the Grimsby Authors SeriesYou can listen live to air tonight by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday July 14, 2015 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM for HOWL – This Tuesday the hour will be colourfully called the “Blah Blah Blog” Show as Valentino welcomes three guests who have significant things that they say and do in the community and on the interwebs.  From the website http://www.thiscrazytrain.comCindy J Smith, will be in to talk about all the highs and lows of commuting on the GO Train.  From her the blog “My Week On Tinder” walkinsauce.tumblr.com Comedienne Christina Walkinshaw will be in the studio to talk about stand-up and her adventures. Justin Lauzon will also be in the studio to talk about the new literary site he is launching http://www.lexical.ca. You can listen live to air tonight by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

Tuesday June 30, 2015 – Join Host Valentino Assenza on CIUT 89.5FM as he welcomes poet Heather Babcock who will be promoting her newly released chapbook “Of Being Underground & Moving Backwards” from Devil House Press. Also Poet and spoken word artist Arianna Pozzuoli will be on the show to talk about running poetry slams in Singapore and promoting a new children’s poetry book. Singer/Songwriter Robbie Patterson’s music will be played throughout the hour and he will also be in studio to chat. You can listen live to air tonight by setting your radio dial to 89.5FM, you can listen online at http://www.ciut.fm, Rogers Cable Channel 946, and Star Satellite Channel 826

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