Title: The Love Poetry Festival
Date: July 29, 2017
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: The Love Poetry Festival was the brainchild of the poet George Elliott Clarke, Canada’s seventh national poet laureate. Co-organizers George and Michelle Alfano, Founder of the (Not So) Nice Italian Girls & Friends Reading Series, worked together to create the first annual Love Poetry Festival in honour of Milton Acorn and Gwen MacEwen to be held on Centre Island, where the couple lived for a few years in the 1960s, on August 6, 2016. This year, the event will be held at Queen Books in Leslieville, and will feature George Elliot Clarke, Patrick Connors, James Deahl & Norma West Linder, Karen Mulhallen, Charlie Petch, Robert Priest, Bänoo Zan, with Michelle Alfano emceeing.