Don’t miss Tightrope’s own Phoebe Tsang at the third annual WORDS ALIVE LITERARY FESTIVAL as she reads from her fall release poetry collection, Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse on Sunday, September 20, 2009, at 4pm in the Doane House, at the historic Sharon Temple and Museum in Sharon, Ontario.
The Words Alive festival showcases contemporary writers and poets from across the country who have won acclaim at the local, regional and national levels. Words Alive promotes Canadian authors, poets, essayists, and writers, storytellers, musicians, and artists from diverse genres. Purchase books, meet & greet your faves and ask for autographs! A family friendly event celebrating a rich literary heritage that has enhanced the human experience for countless Canadians.
Activities include exciting workshops, musical acts, an open mic for the public, an on-the-spot poetry contest, panel discussions, storytelling with music and art and much more, all in one jam-packed day! Admission is free! Free parking. Workshops are $5 each. Door prizes, food and refreshment vendors and weather-proofing!
Phoebe Tsang was born in Hong Kong, grew up in England and currently resides in Canada. She is the author of the poetry collection Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse (Tightrope Books), due to be launched 5th November 2009. Phoebe’s poetry can be found in the anthologies Garden Variety (Quattro Books) and Not a Muse (Haven Books). Journal credits include Asia Literary Review (Hong Kong), Atlas 02 (UK & India), Brand (UK), Room and Freefall (Canada). Her chapbooks are Solitaires (Lyrical Myrical Press, 2006) and To Kiss the Ground (Press On! 2007). A professional violinist, she is a multi-genre artist who holds a BSc in Architecture from the University of London. Contents of a Mermaid’s Purse is Phoebe’s first full-length collection.