Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Spoken INK welcomes poet Kate Braid and bassist Clyde Reed on October 19th!

On Tuesday, October 19th, Kate Braid and Clyde Reed merge music with the spoken word at Spoken INK for what promises to be a unique evening. Afterwards, stick around for our Open Mic readings. Open mic sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m., and our featured guests begin at 8:00 p.m. at La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings in North Burnaby (NE corner of Boundary and Hastings).

Kate Braid has written five award-winning books of poetry; she also co-edited, with Sandy Shreve, the first book of Canadian form poetry, In Fine Form. Recently she began a happy collaboration in her readings with jazz bass player-deluxe, Clyde Reed. Kate has published three books of non-fiction; her poems and personal essays are widely published and anthologised; and she is currently working on a memoir of her fifteen years in the construction industry.

Clyde Reed is a versatile, inventive bassist who is a founding member of the legendary Vancouver ensemble, the NOW Orchestra, and a core member of several highly-regarded smaller ensembles, including the Rich Halley / Bobby Bradford 4-tet, the Coat Cooke Trio, the Bruce Freedman Trio, and the avant-garde quartet Ion Zoo. Clyde has performed at major jazz festivals across North America and Europe; his international musical collaborators include George Lewis (NYC), Vinny Golia (LA), and Barry Guy (Zurich).

Spoken INK and the Burnaby Writers' Society acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the League of Canadian Poets.

Spoken INK is the reading series presented by the Burnaby Writers' Society on the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August). For more information contact

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