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Adrea Thompson, Toronto Performance Poet

Toronto performance poet, Andrea Thompson, visits Medicine Hat Public Library to perform and read from her work. This takes place in the Currie Room on Tuesday, October 16 at 7.00 pm.

For the past twenty years, Andrea Thompson has performed her poetry across North America. As
one of the pioneers of Slam poetry, her writing has been included in magazines, literary journals and anthologies. She has been featured on film, radio and television. Her debut collection, Eating the Seed (2000) has been featured on reading lists at the University of Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Her spoken word cd, One was nominated for a Canadian Urban Music Award in 2005. She was the Poet of Honour at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word in 2009.

She recently coedited an anthology, Other Tongues, Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, which includes
poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and explores the question of how mixed-race women in North America identify in the twenty-first century. The anthology serves as a place to learn about the social experiences, attitudes and feelings of others, and what racial identity has come to meant today.

For more information and to contact Andrea Thompson, go to www.andreathompson.ca

Andrea Thompsonā€™s visit is cosponsored by Medicine Hat Public Library, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

For more information, contact Hilary Munro at 403-502-8533 or hilmun@medicinehat.ca

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