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Out of Earshot Festival Readings

August 23, 2019

FRIDAY AUG. 23 // Broken Books


5:00-6:00 PM

In partnership with Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador

Readings by:

Violet Drake is a poet, visual artist, and activist born and raised in the small coastal community of Lawn, Newfoundland. Now based in St. John’s, her work explores queer and trans intimacies, embodied trauma, and place-based poetics. She has been engaged in LGBTQ community and artistic organizing for over 5 years, most notably and recently as a cast member and co-author of ‘transVersing’ (2018). Violet has been writing since the age of 13, with her debut collection ‘estrogenesis’ (2019) out now.

Carmella Gray-Cosgrove is from Vancouver, BC but lives St. John’s, NL with her partner and their baby. She works as a harm reduction outreach worker and a writer. Her work has been published in Riddle Fence, nominated by Riddle Fence for the Journey Prize and long listed for the Prism Fiction Award.

Terry Doyle is a writer from the Goulds, Newfoundland. In 2017, Terry won the Percy Janes First Novel Award, and was a finalist for the NLCU Fresh Fish Award. His debut collection of short stories, DIG, was released on April Fool’s Day, 2019

OoE aims to create a supportive and enjoyable festival experience for all participants. Any form of physical or sexual violence, harassment, abuse or discrimination on any grounds will not be tolerated during our festival. Should an issue arise we reserve the right to take any action we deem appropriate (in consultation with the person/people impacted). All OoE participants (organizers, volunteers, artists, and festival-goers) are expected to abide by these guidelines. Be aware of yourselves and others, and look out for each other so that we can all have a great time!

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August 23-25, 2018 – St. John’s, NL
Out of Earshot is a community-based festival dedicated to showcasing DIY and emerging Canadian music and art. As a festival we aim to create welcoming and supportive spaces for the performance and appreciation of multiple art forms.

Times and Locations

August 23, 2019

5:00 pm

Broken Books