Action Read - For The Love of Words poetry fundraiser
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Guelph, ON, Canada. March 23 2013 -- Action Read is pleased to announce
its 10th annual ‘For the Love of Words' poetry and musical fundraiser on
Saturday April 6th at 7:30 pm at the Boathouse, 116 Gordon St. in Guelph.
Audiences have called this event ‘magical', ‘direct and intimate’, and 'a
testament to what Action Read is all about'. 2013 features another
fantastic line-up of spoken word performers and musicians. Dynamic CBC
Canada Live host and musician Andrew Craig lends his talents as emcee. The
diverse cross-section of Canadian poets includes Rob Winger, Luke Hill,
Sheila Stewart, Brian Henderson and Livingston, who will demonstrate in
unique ways the power of the written word. Action Read is also delighted
to present the music of songwriter Ian Reid, as well as 2013 CBC
Searchlight Finalist Ambre McLean! These accomplished musicians bring an
engaging and rootsy energy to the evening.
For over 25 years, Action Read has worked to improve the basic literacy
and numeracy skills of hundreds of people in Guelph. Action Read
executive director Mira Clarke states that “Many people in Guelph are
passionate about poetry - it plays a big role in their lives. A fundraiser
that celebrates and inspires through the art of language and communication
is a perfect fit for the work we do.” She adds that the event is a great
way to celebrate National Poetry Month, while raising funds for a
critically important cause.
Tickets are only $15 and are available at the Bookshelf, Action Read and
at the door. Refreshments and a silent auction made possible by the
dedicated support of numerous local businesses will also be available. All
proceeds go directly to Action Read's literacy and numeracy programs.
Action Read would like to thank the 2013 event sponsors who are generously
helping to support individuals in our community through this event. These
include The Guelph and District Labour Council; Write Design and the
Action Read Community Literacy Centre is a charitable, volunteer-based
organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults and families in
Guelph. Our education programs are free and accessible. We are funded by
Employment Ontario and the United Way of Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin,
among others. For more information, call Mira Clarke at 519-836-2759,
visit www.ActionRead.com or stop by our centre at 2 Quebec St, Suite 220.
the Boathouse, 116 Gordon St. in Guelph.
Saturday April 6th at 7:30 pm