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Penn Kemp
Works at Pendas Productions
Attended OISE, U. of Toronto
Lives in London Ontario
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And now Creative Aging Festival in London, May 24, 7pm, Wolf Hall. Free.
Inspiring and connecting more than a quarter of a million Western Alumni who share a lifelong commitment, pride and passion for The University of Western Ontario.
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Celebrating Creative Aging in London! I invite you to one or both of the writing workshops I'm giving on April 28 and May 5. 6:30-8:30 pm.  Beacock Library, 1280 Huron St, London, Ontario N5Y 4M2: (519) 451-8140.
Free but you need to register at any Library or on line https://encore.londonpubliclibrary.ca/iii/encore/record/C__Rg1005885__Screative%20age__P0,3__Orightresult__X6?lang=eng&suite=beta.

WRITING YOUR WAY! "The Road, The Path, The Way Not Taken: Writing What If".  Writing workshop and reading.  2016 Creative Age Festival. National Poetry Month.
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Six women writers who are playwrights/performers/poets (several are all three), will present their experience and ideas on performance. During the panel, we will also launch an anthology with essays by the panellists, published in the League of Canadian Poets’ Feminist Caucus Archive series (poets.ca/feministcaucus), edited by Penn Kemp. It will be available online through playwrightsguild.ca. Participants: * Kelley Jo Burke ...
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A helicopter flies past a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, on Wednesday. The blaze has spread through an area covering more than three hundred square miles. Credit Photograph by Jason Franson / The Canadian Press / AP
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Penn Kemp rawks the mic at the 'PL & friends' event at the Central LPL on Thursday . . . taken with JBNBLog BlackBerry early in the night which ran almost two hours.JBNBlog wishes to thank all those -- starting with the star of the evening Penn [...]
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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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upcoming poetry anthology: call for submissions
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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.

Ursula K Le Guin's speech at National Book Awards: 'Books aren't just co...
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In a passionate speech at the National Book Awards, the science fiction author, who was picking up a lifetime achievement award, takes aim a

The 2014 Governor General's Literary Award winners
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Acclaimed author and scholar Thomas King is among the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award winners. King won the English

Three small press books worth a read
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The Pull of the Moon by Julie Paul; The Search for Heinrich Schlögel by Martha Baillie; The Freedom in American Songs by Kathleen Winter