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Joe Blades : Readings, Tours and Events



Readings, Tours and Events

  • ellipse Open Mic, an après Remote Control event. Underground Café, Fredericton, NB, 24 June 2006.
  • The Art Bar Poetry Reading Series, Toronto, ON, 30 May 2006.
  • University of East Sarajevo, Pale, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 17 April 2006.
  • Reading with Dubravka Ðjurić (translator) and Simon Simonović (publisher). Galeriji Artget, Kulturni centar Beograda, Beograd, Serbia & Montenegro, 12 April 2006.
  • Narodna biblioteka Kruševac, Kruševac, Serbia & Montenegro. 10 April 2006.
  • Special guest poet, small press action network--ottawa (span-o) reading @ The Mercury Lounge, Ottawa, ON, 23 March 2006.
  • Sixth International Multicultural-Multilingual Poetry Reading, Latin America Cultural Centre @ Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Fredericton, NB, 19 March 2006.
  • (W)rites of Spring / (É)cri(t)s de Printemps, ellipse magazine & St Thomas University @ Underground Café, Fredericton, NB, 17 March 2006.
  • Friends of the Fredericton Public Library, Fredericton, NB, 15 February 2006.
  • Book launch—Slike iz kanade: Tri kanadska pesnika (Images of Canada: Three Canadian Poets) by Joe Blades, Nancy Burke and Fraser Sutherland; Pesme iz kazamata (Beograd: Rad), Dubravka Ðurić, translator. 50th Beograd Book Fair, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro, 26 October 2005.
  • Book launch—Slike iz kanade: Tri kanadska pesnika (Images of Canada: Three Canadian Poets) by Joe Blades, Nancy Burke and Fraser Sutherland. Klub SCA-a Na Pranvom Fakultetu, University of Niš, Niš, Serbia & Montenegro, 24 October 2005.
  • Side by Side Festival Côte à Côte, 29 September (Fredericton, NB) & 2 October (Moncton, NB) 2005.
  • Canadian Poetry Association 20th Anniversary PoetryFest, Café Felix, Moncton, NB, 20 August 2005.
  • small press action network-ottawa (span-o) @ Mother Tongue Books, Ottawa, ON, 17 June 2005.
  • The Words & Music Show (guest reader), Casa del Popolo, Montreal, QC, 15 May 2005.
  • Independents’ Day @ Westminster Books, Fredericton, NB, 26 April 2005
  • 5th International Multicultural--Multilingual Poetry Reading, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, 21 March 2005.
  • World Poetry Day, Old Government House, Fredericton, NB, 21 March 2005.
  • Read an eBook Week, Fredericton Public Library, Fredericton, NB, 9 March 2005.
  • Mother Tongue Books, Ottawa, ON, 20 January 2005.
  • 49th Belgrade Book Fair, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro, 22 October 2004.
  • Odd Sundays Reading Series (inaugural featured reader), Fredericton, NB, 17 October 2004.
  • Mainstage reading, The Word On The Street, Halifax, NS, 19 September 2004.
  • Breaking the Silence conference, Tatamagouche Centre, Tatamagouche, NS, 19 June 2004.
  • Voices of the Earth 2004, Writers' Federation of New Brunswick @ French Fort Cove Park, Miramich, NB, 16 April 2004.
  • book launch Sustaining the Gaze (Broken Jaw), Faculty Lounge, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, 25 March 2004.
  • 4th International Multicultural--Multilingual Poetry Reading, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, 21 March 2004.
  • Side by Side Festival Côte à Côte, Fredericton, NB, 23 October 2003.
  • Poets’ Corner, The Word On The Street, Calgary, AB, 28 September 2003.
  • Tree Reading Series @ Royal Oak II, Ottawa, ON, 27 May 2003.
  • Eastern Townships Language Arts Festival readings at Heroes’ Memorial (Elementary) School and Massey-Vanier High School, Cowansville, QC, and Club de Golf de Lennoxville, Lenoxville, QC, 8 May 2003.
  • "Canada's Biggest Book Signing" (Dieppe, NB, component), Book Trust of Canada, 24 April 2003.
  • 3th International Multicultural--Multilingual Poetry Reading, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, 21 March 2003.
  • Outspoken Art/Arte Claro, St Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, 17 March 2003.
  • Nackawic High School, Nackawick, NB, 13 December 2002.
  • Nackawic Elementary School, Nackawick, NB, 13 December 2002.
  • "Rawhide" group reading, Alden Nowlan Literary Festival @ Great Canadian Bagel, Fredericton, NB, 18 October 2002.
  • Festival littéraire international Northrop Frye International Literary Festival (including readings @ Bernice McNaughton High School, Centre Aberdeen, and Le Château á Pape), Moncton, NB, 25-28 April 2002.
  • Nicholson Hall 24, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, 9 April 2002.
  • Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry Reading, St Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, 21 March 2002.
  • Art Bar Reading Series @ Victory Café, Toronto, ON, 5 December 2001.
  • Landmarks (Acorn Press) anthology launch, Alden Nowlan Literary Festival event @ NB Sports Hall of Fame, Fredericton, NB, 26 October 2001.
  • The Word On The Street, Halifax, NS, 30 September 2001.
  • Bell Ayr Elementary School, Dartmouth, NS, 28 September 2001.
  • Joe Blades with the Survivors, McNally's Irish Pub, Regina, SK, 2 August 2001.
  • Participant's reading, Sage Hill Writing Experience, Lumsden, SK, 31 July 2001.
  • Great Lakes logia launch, York Quay Gallery, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON, 15 June 2001.
  • Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry, St Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, 29 March 2001.
  • UNESCO World Poetry Day Reading, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, 21 March 2001.
  • Labrador Creative Arts Festival, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Makkovik and Postville, NL, November 2000.
  • Ottawa International Writers Festival, Ottawa, ON, 8 September 2000.
  • Scream in High Park, Toronto, ON, 17 June 2000.
  • LCP Writes of Spring, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, 28 April 2000.
  • Campobello Island Consolidated School, Wilsons Beach, NB, 21 February 2000.
  • River Readings Poetry Night @ Drifters, Fredericton, NB, 13 Decembre 1999
  • National Campus/Community Radio Conference 1999, Café Mokka, Halifax, NS, 17 June 1999.
  • Writes of Spring, Memporial Hall, UNB Fredericton, Fredericton, NB, 14 May 1999.
  • A Cross Canada Poetry Marathon, Liberary Press Group of Canada, component reading at Molly's Coffee House, Fredericton, NB, 10 April 1999.
  • River Suite book launch tour, Souz Dal, Toronto, ON, January 1999.
  • Graveurs et Poètes, 1998, Imago Inc, Moncton, NB, 5 December 1998.
  • River Suite book launch tour, The Cormorant @ Whitbone Lounge, University of New Brunswick-Saint John, NB, November 1998.
  • River Suite launch tour, Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, 24 November 1998.
  • Insomniacs in Fredericton, Picaroon's Taproom, Fredericton, NB, 22 November 1998.
  • River Suite book launch tour, Chapters Dieppe, Dieppe, NB, 21 November 1998.
  • University of Toronto Bookstore Series, Imperial Public Library Pub, Toronto, ON, 19 November 1998.
  • EAC 384BA English, Seneca College, Toronto, ON, 16 November 1998.
  • Sussex Regional Library, Sussex, NB, 24 October 1998.
  • Chapters Dieppe, Dieppe, NB, 2 October 1998.
  • Charlottetown Poetry Fair, Charlottetown, PEI, 29 August 1998.
  • River Readings 2 anthology launch, River Readings @ The King's Shilling, Fredericton, NB, 9 August 1998.
  • The June Jazz to Judo Poetry Event, Canadian Poetry Association @ Chapters Thornhill, Thornhill, ON, 7 June 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours tour, Vancouver Press Club, Vancouver, BC, 1 June 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours tour, Book Store on Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC, 1 June 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours tour, League of Canadian Poets @ Glenlyon-Norfolk School, Victoria, BC, 30 May 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours tour, League of Canadian Poets @ Mocambo, Victoria, BC, 29 May 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours tour, Chapters MacLeod Trail, Calgary, AB, 24 May 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours tour, Piq Nic Café, Calgary, AB, 23 May 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours tour, Cathedral Village Festival of the Arts, Regina, SK, 21 May 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours tour, Café Browse, Saskatoon, SK, 20 May 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours tour, Heaven Art and Book Café, Winnipeg, MB, 19 May 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours tour, Tree Reading Series, Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON, 16 May 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours tour, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, 14 May 1998.
  • Open 24 Hours launch, River Readings @ Molly's Coffee House, Fredericton, NB, 16 November 1997.
  • Gaspereau Review Launch Party, King's Shilling Pub/Molly's Coffee Shop, Fredericton, NB, 19 October 1997.
  • Acorn-Livesay People's Poetry Festival event @ Metro Totonto Reference Library, Toronto, ON, 10 October 1997.
  • Seneca College, Toronto, ON, 10 October 1997.
  • Acorn-Livesay People's Poetry Festival event @ Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Branpton, ON, 8 October 1997.
  • Parry Sound, ON, 7 October 1997.
  • River Readings, Molly's Coffee House, Fredericton, NB, 15 June 1997.
  • Poetry 101, Gallery 101, Ottawa, ON, 30 May 1997.
  • The League of Canadian Poets (W)rites of Spring, Fredericton, NB, 23 April 1997.
  • Lit Live, Hamilton, ON, 24 November 1996.
  • Poets and Paragraphs, St Catharines, ON, 17 November 1996.
  • National Conference of Canadian Small and Micro Presses, Sechelt, BC, 3 August 1996.
  • TREE Reading Series, Ottawa, ON, 28 May 1996.
  • The Cafe Connexion Cabaret Night, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, 16 May 1996.
  • Whiplash Poetry Festival, Ottawa, ON, 18 May 1996.
  • The League of Canadian Poets (W)rites of Spring, Fredericton, NB, 20 April 1996.
  • River Readings, Fredericton, NB, 17 March 1996.
  • Central Library, Paisley, Scotland, 13 February 1996.
  • Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 4 February 1996.
  • University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, 2 February 1996.
  • Dumfries Academy, Dumfries, Scotland, 25 January (Robbie Burns’ Day) 1996.
  • Johnstonebridge Primary School, Johnstonebridge, Scotland, 23 January 1996.
  • Creative Writing (Kay Smith, instructor), University of New Brunswick, Saint John, NB, December 1995.
  • First Annual People's Poets Reading, The Art Bar Wednesday Poetry Series, Toronto, ON, 22 November 1995.
  • An Invisible Accordion (Broken Jaw Press) anthology launch tour, Sarnia, ON, 21 November 1995.
  • Salon Mondays, Buddies in Bad Times, Toronto, ON, 20 November 1995.
  • An Invisible Accordion (Broken Jaw Press) anthology launch tour, CPA London @ Central Library, London, ON, 15 November 1995.
  • The Last Word (Insomniac Press) anthology launch, East Gallery, UNB Arts Centre, Fredericton, NB, 17 October 1995.
  • The Last Word (Insomniac Press) anthology launch, Granite Reading Series, Café Mokka, Halifax, NS, 15 October 1995.
  • The Last Word (Insomniac Press) anthology launch, Eden Mills Literary Festival, Eden Mills, ON, 10 September 1995.
  • An Invisible Accordion (Broken Jaw) anthology launch, Canadian Poetry Association @ Ted's Collision, Toronto, ON, 9 September 1995.
  • The Art Bar Wednesday Poetry Series, Toronto, ON, 6 September 1995.
  • A Midsummer Promenade: In the Shadows of the Compound, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, 4 August 1995.
  • May contain and/or (Dead Sea Physh Products) chapbook anthology launch, OO Gallery, Halifax, NS, 15 July 1995.
  • Stuff at the Speed of Sound, Lapsilla IV/Attic Owl, Fredericton, NB, 18 June 1995.
  • Poetburo open set, Ted's Collision, Toronto, ON, 12 June 1995.
  • launch of Rummaging for Rhinos (Pooka Press), Vogon Reading Series, Zaphod Bebblebrox, Ottawa, ON, 11 June 1995.
  • Sasquach open set @ Rose Lee's, Ottawa, ON, 11 June 1995.
  • Queen Street East Reading Series open set, Stratengers, Toronto, 6 June 1995.
  • Poets in the Pub, The Writers’ Circle of Durham Region @ The Courtyard, Pickering, ON, 5 June 1995.
  • NB Writes! Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick AGM, Fredericton, NB, 30 April 1995.
  • Open Mic, City of Saint John Gallery, Aitken Bicentenial Exhibition Centre, Saint John, NB, 16 February 1995.
  • Burnt Poems Served Hot open mic, hosted by Matt Stranach, Fredericton, NB, November 1994 to March 1995.
  • Graveurs et Poètes. Imago Inc., Moncton, NB, 2 December 1994.
  • CLCP Public Readings Series, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, 20 October 1994.
  • above/ground press reading @ The Royal Oak II, Ottawa, ON, 29 September 1994.
  • launch of (Book Rat), Quarry Readings Series @ The Sleepless Goat, Kingston, ON, 28 September 1994.
  • Opening Valium No. 2, The Exchange, Fredericton, NB, 24 July 1994.
  • Canadian Poetry Association, Trinity Centre, Toronto, ON, 28 May 1994.
  • National Campus Radio Conference ’94 Cabaret, UNB, Fredericton, NB, 21 June 1994.
  • Poetry Brampton, Main St Deli, Brampton, ON, 26 May 1994.
  • The Idler Reading Series, The Idler, Toronto, ON, 22 May 1994.
  • Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, NS, 14 April 1994.
  • Sunday Exchanges, The Exchange, Fredericton, NB, 10 April 1994.
  • River Readings, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, 1993.
  • Une Soirée de poésie, ANNPAC/RACA Conference, Moncton, NB, 1992.
  • Launch of Shout and Speak Out Loud (Wild East), Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, 1992.
  • First Night 1991, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, 31 December 1990.
  • 1990 Fredericton Book Fair, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, 28 April 1990.
  • First Night 1990, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, 31 December 1989.
  • Wild East in Halifax, Centre for Art Tapes, Halifax, MS, 14 October 1989.
  • Wild East magazine launch, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, 18 August 1988.
  • Poets’ Corner "guerilla" readings, MWW ’88, Fredericton, NB, 6 & 8 July 1988.
  • Haiku Canada AGM Weekend, Alymer, QC, 13-16 May 1988.
  • Canadian Poetry Association @ Hart House, Toronto, ON, 1988.
  • Dartmouth High School (Continuing Ed. class), Dartmouth NS, 1988.
  • NSCAD Performance Night II, Club Flamingo, Halifax, NS, 1988.
  • Café Bustolo, New York, NY, USA, 1987.
  • Hoboken Poetry Exchange, Hoboken, NJ, USA, 1987.
  • Greenwich Village Seniors’ Center, New York, NY, USA, 1987.
  • The Back Fence, New York, NY, USA, 11 October 1987.
  • ABC No Rio Open Mike, New York, NY, USA, September-December 1987.
  • Ecphore 87, Bryant Building, Halifax, NS, 5 August 1987.
  • National Milton Acorn Festival, Charlottetown, PEI, 22 August 1987.
  • BS Poetry Society & Annapolis Royal Community Arts Council, Granville Ferry, NS, 10 April 1987.
  • Annapolis West Education Centre, Annapolis Royal, NS, 10 April 1987.
  • NSCAD Performance Night, Club Flamingo, Halifax, NS, 28 March 1987.
  • Gallery, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS, 7 March 1987.
  • Ecphore Exhibition 1986, "City Club" building, Halifax, NS, 1986
  • Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS, 6 November 1986
  • Ed McCurdy's Listening Room, Halifax, NS, 1986.
  • Banff Centre School of Fine Arts, Banff, AB, 1985.
  • The Argument Literary Club, Ye Old Brunswick House, Toronto, ON, 1983.
  • Open Readings, hosted by Anne Knight, Muttart Gallery, Calgary, AB, 1981--1982.
  • White Wall Review, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, ON, 1980.
  • Link Poets, Neill-Wycik Co-operative College, Toronto, ON, 9 October 1980.
  • Axle-Tree Coffeehouse (biweekly open mic), Toronto, ON, 1980.
  • Harbourfront Open Mic hosted by Ted Plantos, Toronto, ON, 1980.


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