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Special Events

Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:56 pm
by Pete

Leonard Cohen 75th Birthday Gala and Silent Auction
7 P.M. Monday, Sept. 21
Atwater Library Auditorium, 1200 Atwater Ave., Westmount/Montreal
To reserve Tickets($75), call (514) 484-9958

A special guest, David Seaman, is flying in from Statesboro, Georgia for the Gala. He will read his poem, 'Waiting for Barbara,' inspired by "Waiting for Marianne" from Leonard Cohen's "Flowers for Hitler." In addition, we will have poets: Rona Feldman Shefler (a former classmate of Cohen's,) Erica Ruth Kelly, Jessica Mailas, Ehab Lotayef, erica n. white, Paris Elizabeth Sea, Blossom Thom, Ann Weinstein, WESTMOUNT HIGH teacher Ryan Ruddick, Sandra Stephenson, Linda Marics, Marcia Goldberg, Grace Moore, Meredith Darling, Lydia Lockett, Katherine Beeman, Nelly Roffé, Michael Mirolla, Denis Brault, Phyllis Guss & Sandra Sjollema.

All proceeds from the Gala and Silent Auction will support the Leonard Cohen Poet-In-Residence Program at Westmount High(Leonard's old high school.)

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The first Leonard Cohen: You're Our Man book launch will be held at:

7:30 PM
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009
Westmount High School Auditorium
4350 Ste. Catherine St. West
Westmount/Montreal, Quebec

Proceeds from this event will support the Foundation for Public Poetry's "Leonard Cohen Poet-In-Residence" program at Westmount High(Cohen's old high school.)

Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Books will be available for sale and signing. Doors open at 7 P.M.

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A Calgary book launch of Leonard Cohen You're Our Man, featuring Laurie Fuhr and Tom Wayman and others, will be held on Monday, Sept. 21 at Pages Books on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Road N.W.

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An Edmonton book launch shall coincide with the Sept. 18 Leonard Cohen Night, "A Tower of Song" concert, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Info at:

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A Toronto book launch will be announced soon.

For more information and to Order Books:

Re: Special Events

Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:31 pm
by st theresa
Thanks for posting the info about You're our Man to be launched in September. I had somehow missed out on this although I do have tickets for the event in Edmonton--but now I will go prepared as well for the book launch. I just had a peak at a preview of Margaret Atwood's new novel arriving soon and look forward to her poem on Leonard in this anthology. So much fun!

Re: Special Events

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:17 am
by lizzytysh
Lydia Lockett is wonderful. We met her in Montreal.

~ Lizzy