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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Call & Response Mega Reading on Friday

7pm, Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Readings by Pearl Pirie, Amanda Earl (since i'm sick, Sandra Ridley will be reading my poem), Monty Reid, Sandra Ridley, Christine McNair, Claudia Coutu Radmore and rob mclennan.

Photographs by Leslie Hossack, John Hewett Hallum, Rob Macinnis, Pedro Isztin, Caroline Tallmadge, Olivia Johnston, and Greg Zenha.

The CALL AND RESPONSE project engaged two creative communities in a year-long exchange of images and words. Artists showing work in the Red Wall Gallery have had their photographic statements poetically responded to by writers curated by rob mclennan.

This interaction can be experienced as poetry and images come together in the Red Wall Gallery for the duration of each exhibition. There will also be scheduled readings, and a poem/image card for each pairing, as well as the inclusion of selected images and poems in the next edition of Push/Pull magazine.

CALL AND RESPONSE has been a nearly year-long project of poets responding to shows at the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa. Featuring seven Ottawa poets, each responded to a particular curated show showing at SPAO, with each response available in the gallery at the opening of their corresponding exhibits (as well as some or all of the poetic responses online).

On Friday, June 22, 2012, all seven poets will be reading from their responses, with a slide show showing the works they responded from. Lovingly hosted by rob mclennan and SPAO.

Author bios can all be accessed here.

The Red Wall Gallery is located in SPAO at 168 Dalhousie, at the corner of Bruyère, in the Byward Market. Viewing/reading hours are from Monday to Friday 10:00 -18:00, and Saturdays from 10:00-15:00.

For more info contact: 613.562.3824 or

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