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Write Bloody North Launch Party

  • 584 College Street Toronto, ON, M6G 1B3 Canada (map)

Super Wonder Gallery

Write Bloody North is excited to announce the release of "This Is How We Disappear" by Titilope Sonuga (2019) and "Black Abacus" by Ian Keteku (2019), debut collections of poetry by internationally-renowned authors.

Featuring a pop-up retail front selling national and international poetry collections and live shows running all weekend!

Ticket prices run at: $10 per event, $20 per day, or $30 all-inclusive weekend pass.

Further schedule details to be announced.

Write Bloody North is the new kid on the Canadian literary block, publishing groundbreaking voices and legends of spoken word to create innovative, fresh poetry books. We are an independent imprint of the trail-blazing Write Bloody Publishing (Los Angeles).

Titilope Sonuga is an award-winning poet, writer, and performer who renders both in verse and in performance, a remarkable elegance of craft, a quality of rootedness and an unflinching womanhood that has made her an internationally celebrated artistic voice. She has graced stages across Canada and the globe and is the first poet to perform at a Nigerian presidential inauguration, performing an inaugural poem in May 2015.

She was a speaker at TedxEdmonton in 2014 and served as the 2015 - 2016 ambassador for Intel Corporation’s She Will Connect Program in Nigeria, advocating for women and girls in the STEM fields. She has published two collections of poetry, a spoken word album and had her work translated into Italian, German and Slovak. Her next collection, This Is How We Disappear, is forthcoming in 2019.

Ian Keteku is a poet, multi-media artist and educator. Keteku is also the 2010 World Poetry Slam Champion and is committed to using words as both an interpretation and cure for the human condition. He conducts poetry, writing and performance workshops for students of all ages, inspiring people to accept the power of their own voice.

Earlier Event: April 20
Toronto Poetry Slam
Later Event: April 21
The BAM JAM: Open Mic Night