Buoyant blog of Canadian haiku poet (haijin) Chris Faiers/cricket. Poetry, esp. People's Poetry in the tradition of Milton Acorn, haiku/haibun, progressive politikal rants, articles on engaged Buddhism and meditation, info on ZenRiver Gardens retreat near Marmora and annual Purdy Country LitFests (PurdyFests), events literary and politikal, and pics, amid swirling currents of earth magick and shamanism.
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
"AcornFest" update posted on OPEN BOOK ONTARIO site
Purdy Country Literary Festival (PurdyFest) will be honouring Milton Acorn at its 6th annual festival this summer.
The festival’s symposium will highlight Acorn’s work and life. Festival organizers are hoping Acorn’s sisters, Mary and Kay, and his brother Robert, will be attending and presenting at “Acorn Fest!”
This year is the 50th anniversary of Acorn’s hand in organizing the Free Speech Movement in Toronto. Mosaic Press is releasing In a Springtime Instant, a new selection of Acorn's work, with a forward and introduction by James Deahl and Terry Barker.
To learn more about Marmora’s PurdyFest visit the Literary Landmark on Open Book: Ontario's map and PurdyFest organizer, Chris Faiers', website.