Mark Sampson is the author of five books, including a poetry collection, Weathervane, and most recently a novel, The Slip (Dundurn Press, 2017). He has published many short stories, poems, essays, and book reviews in literary journals across Canada. Born and raised on Prince Edward Island, he currently lives and writes in Toronto.
Wendy McGrath’s most recent project is BOX—an adaptation of her eponymous long poem. BOX is a collaboration of jazz, experimental music, and voice with the group “Quarto & Sound.” McGrath has written three novels and two books of poetry. Her most recent poetry collection, A Revision of Forward (NeWest Press 2015), is the culmination of a decade-long collaboration with printmaker Walter Jule.
The Planet Earth Poetry reading series is a launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not. The evening begins at 7:30 with an open mic, followed by a featured reader(s). Planet Earth Poetry is located at Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave (across from Bolen Books). Between 7 and 7:15, put your name in the hat to read at open mic.