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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

'Open Book Toronto' posting for Ray Souster Tribute

Tribute Evening for Raymond Souster

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 6:00pm
Runnymede Branch Public Library
2178 Bloor Street West
(upstairs meeting room)
Toronto, ON
M6S 1M8
Join Allan Briesmaster, Terry Barker, Anna Yin, Greg Gatenby, Joe Fiorito, Norma West Linder, Kent Bowman, Mick Burrs, and others in this tribute to Raymond Souster.
Souster, now 90, has lived in Toronto for much of his life and has been called Toronto's most loved poet. He is a founding member of the League of Canadian Poets and he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1995.
"One of Canada's most important, widely-read and enduring poets, he has been a vital force for the renewal of poetry since the 1940s. His poems describe life in Toronto, ordinary people and the daily events, feelings and experiences of modern city living. A co-founder of the Canadian League of Poets, he has been a source of encouragement and inspiration to several generations of poets while promoting Canadian literature among students of all ages." - Ian Lancashire, University of Toronto Libraries
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