FEB 19th 2009 Featuring CATHERINE GRAHAM and VALENTINO ASSENZA

Valentine Recovery Show

FEATURING Catherine Graham and Valentino Assenza

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Catherine Graham is the author of three critically acclaimed poetry collections: The Watch, Pupa, and The Red Element. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto, the Haliburton School of the Arts and Life Writing through the City of Burlington. Her writing has been anthologized internationally and her work as poetry coach is highlighted in Poet’s Market 2007. She is Vice President of Project Bookmark Canada and Marketing Coordinator for the Rowers Pub Reading Series.

Visit: www.catherinegraham.com

Valentino Assenza has been a published poet and known spoken word artist for the last decade. He has performed at many of the popular reading series in Toronto, and at select events across Canada. He has three books of poetry Wandering Absence, Il Ritorno (Labour Of Love Press), and Quiet Confessions Of A Loudmouth (Lyricalmyrical Press). He will be releasing his fourth book of poetry with Lyricalmyrical press called Make Our Peace With Rattlesnakes in Spring 2009. He is on a committee of nine that helps to run the Art Bar Poetry Series, belongs to a spoken word group called The Last Call Poets, and runs his own poetry series Cryptic Chatter the first Friday of the month at the Renaissance Café in Toronto.

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