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Penn Kemp
Works at Pendas Productions
Attended OISE, U. of Toronto
Lives in London Ontario
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Penn Kemp and Bill Gilliam Saturday, August 6, 7 pm. StoryRoomToronto, 48 Dalton Road, Toronto M5R 2Y7. Helwa! Experiencing Ancient Egypt. Egypt is a land of the heart, and the heart of earth’s lan…
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I hope you can join us Aug. 6, 7pm at StoryRoom Toronto!
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Penn Kemp and Bill Gilliam Saturday, August 6, 7 pm. StoryRoomToronto, 48 Dalton Road, Toronto M5R 2Y7. Helwa! Experiencing Ancient Egypt. Egypt is a land of the heart, and the heart of earth’s lan…
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before I begin to break down this lovely evening, I'd like to apologize in advance for having missed the two first readers (Andy Weaver and Erin Knight) due to being caught in a gridlock on the highway! it was so bad that people were getting out of their cars and mingling!
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  • OISE, U. of Toronto
    M.Ed., History & Philosphy
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formerly Penny Chalmers
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Activist poet, performer, playwright. Sound Operas. Inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of London ON.
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Canadian activist poet, performer and playwright Penn Kemp has published twenty-five books of poetry and drama, had six plays and ten CDs produced as well as Canada's first poetry CD-ROM and several award-winning videopoems.  She performs in festivals around the world.  Her Muse News is renewed monthly on http://www.mytown.ca/pennletters/ and on http://facebook.com/pages/Penn-Kemp/126450531030?created.  Penn can also be heard on myspace.com/pennkemp and http://www.mytown.ca/pennkemp/

Penn hostsGathering Voices on Radio Western, CHRW 94.9 FM.  Gathering Voices airs every second Tuesday from 6-6:30 pm/am on http://chrwradio.ca/content/gathering-voices-upcoming.  Archives of past interviews, writing exercises and Penn’s sound operas are now up on chrwradio.com/talk/gatheringvoices.

Penn is the League of Canadian Poets' 40th Life Member.  She has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to the arts in 2012.  Penn has been the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of London, Ontario, 2010-2.  She was Canada Council Writer-in-Residence at  the University of Western Ontario for 2009-10.  

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Poetry as performance works because it is primarily aural, true to its origins around a Neolithic fire."  Sound Opera is a new form Penn developed in performance and recording in a desire to lift poetry off the page to the stage.  "Sound Opera is based on text but it expands poetic possibilities to include voice, music and computer manipulation to express narrative when emotions burst the seams of print."
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Activist poet, performer and playwright, Penn Kemp is2014-5 writer-in-residence for Creative Aging London, http://creativeage.ca. She is the League of Canadian Poets' 2012 honorary Life Member and the inaugural Poet Laureate for the City of London, Ontario. Her book, Jack Layton: Art in Action (quattrobooks.ca), launches in May 2013. She received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award for contributions to Canadian arts and culture.
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Writer, Performer, Editor, Publisher.
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  • Pendas Productions
    Writer, Performer, Editor, Publisher., present
  • University of Western Ontario
    Writer-in-Residence, 2009 - 2010
  • City of London Ontario
    Poet Laureate, 2010 - 2012
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Poet focuses on world shift
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Tom Cull remembers when poet Penn Kemp encouraged him to keep writing.

Short Cuts
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“Which would you rather have - the experience or a postcard of the experience?” Long pause. “Don't you think we could send postcards from th

(dg) magazine: 'hot to eye, cool to tongue' : GBRS + NAC's night of vidpo
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before I begin to break down this lovely evening, I'd like to apologize in advance for having missed the two first readers (Andy Weaver and

upcoming poetry anthology: call for submissions
harmoniapress.blogspot.com

Guidelines: Please submit 1 to 3 poems about life in London. Poems can be of a personal perspective, a historical episode, a contemporary ha

Poets spring into word celebration
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In Penn Kemp’s world, spring is a time to celebrate.

Griffin Poetry Prize | The Selves
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The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry was privileged know the poet PK Page, as her work graced Griffin Poetry Prize shortlists in 2003

CHRW News and Spoken Word: Gathering Voices - Mary Condren
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Gathering Voices - Interview with Mary Condren for Brescia's Brighid Festival... download mp3. Irish scholar Mary Condren returns for Bresci

Trump’s policies fuel poetic tribute
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One of London’s most acclaimed poets, Penn Kemp, has a few choice words for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after his call fo

The Place of Shining Light
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Three men race against time to take possession of a sacred 5,000-year-old Buddhist sculpture: Khalid, a leading Pakistani antiquities dealer

Brenda McMorrow is making a new album! | Indiegogo
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Join me in creating a new album-songs inspired by my journeys into my own heart & around the world! | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to su

GIVER OF LIFE / TAKER OF LIFE / I MUST NOT CONFUSE YOU WITH GOD (from PR...
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§ prisoner Linda Pyke MacMillan Company of Canada, 1978 Facebook. Love it or hate it (and I confess to both), it can certainly lead you to p

Festival for 50-plus returns
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The Creative Age Festival London is back this week for its second edition, a year older and ready to branch out to six London Public Library

Home - Creative Age Network Canada
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Celebrate the creative achievements and potential of all older adults in our communities.

Poetry, mystery feted this week
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The cross-Canada celebration of April as National Poetry Month is finishing with a flourish in London.

Kemp’s winning verses salutes our Olympians
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Their movements are fluid, sometimes awe-inspiring for audiences.

Anthology: Poetic yearning fills many charged pages
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‘Love is a tricky bastard,” Ivan E. Coyote writes to an unknown recipient in August 2004.

Chinese New Year inspires London poet
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London poet Penn Kemp wants us all to be more like goats. That’s the message behind a poem she’s penned to commemorate the Chinese New Year.

Kemp bringing dad’s story home
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London poet, playwright and author Penn Kemp is familiar with “dreams and expectations.”

On The Other Hand of Time by Penn Kemp and Friends
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Poor Penn struggled somewhat with posting this so asked if I would help. So I did. Here is Penn, with help from Brenda McMorrow (Music) and

Tuning in to change
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Twenty-five years after the murders in Montreal, some of the strongest voices of remembrance and calls for action are in London.