JUNE 28th 2007 Featuring BARBARA HUNT and DUNCAN ARMSTRONG

BARBARA HUNT

Barbara Hunt is a dry-eyed nostalgic who delivers contemporary bites of naked truth wrapped in a rich appealing texture. She writes poetry, fiction and non-fiction from her home in Port Perry, Ontario where she regularly contributes to a local monthly magazine, FOCUS IN SCUGOG. She has been published with CBC Radio One, The Globe and Mail, Metroland, Esteem and Homemakers Magazine as well as several anthologies.

She is a board member of The Writer’s Circle of Durham Region, the Canadian Society of Children’s Writers, Illustrators and Performers, Professional Writers Association of Canada, Canadian Poetry Association and the League of Canadian Poets, she has cultivated a wide circle of connections with artists, writers, teachers and students. She collaborates with both public and catholic schools as well as local libraries and offers her own in-class poetry workshop, POEM-MANIA. She instructs writing classes at the adult level as well and will be teaching Camp Write-On (July 9 – 13th) in Oshawa.

DUNCAN ARMSTRONG

from 1991 to 1999 Duncan was the force behind Bushwack Theatre. When it folded in 2000 he wrote a huge novel – in 2002 – jumped back into the poetry/spoken scene – he’s had work published in CV2, Labor of Love, Renaissance Conspiracy anthologies, been featured on HOWL, and hit stages all over the city from Cafe May (is it still there?) in the West end & the Renaissance Cafe in the east end – in 2005 performed at Pride for the first time – featured in shows at The Black Swan, Cryptic Chatter at Renaissance Cafe, George Harvey High School; hit open stages at Word Jam, Dimentia 5, Diamond Cherry, Poetic Justice; hosted the Coffeehouse Cabaret scariest nights: Halloween & Valentine’s; workshopped fiction with Rosemary Aubert, & Caro Soles; did the U. of T. Poetry Master Class with David Donnell; was one of the judges for the Ellis Mystery Novel of the year 2007 –

for more info check: http://duncanarmstrong.coffeehouse.ca

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