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Asking For A Friend
Tuesday November 24th, 2020 with Susan Johnston
Poetry and The Taste of Longing

TL;DR: We'll chat with two Ottawa authors today: Conyer Clayton about We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite, and with Suzanne Evans about The Taste of Longing. Then, three storytellers will join us to for an imaginary feast: Dawn Xanklin, Ellen Chang-Richardson, and Adrian Cheater, with narration by Danielle K. L. Gregoire. Some more details, w links: We’ve got an abundance of goodness this afternoon! We’ll start by chatting with Conyer Clayton, an Ottawa-based multidisciplinary artist, editor, and gymnastics coach. Her debut full-length poetry collection, We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite and first solo musical EP, Further Behind You, were released last May. Her next chapbook, Sprawl, is forthcoming. Find out more via Then, we’ll chat with writer and historian Suzanne Evans about her most recent project, “The Taste of Longing.” Her biography of Canadian Ethel Mulvany, who while starving organized imaginary feasts at the infamous Changi Jail, Singapore during the Second World War (more at Based on The Taste of Longing, we’ll then hold an Imaginary Feast, featuring three awesome local artists. Ellen Chang-Richardson is a poet, founder of Little Birds Poetry, the co-founder of Riverbed Reading Series, a poetry reader for ​long con magazine &, and a member of the poetry collective VII. Find out more about Ellen and her work at: -- two new chapbooks of mine are coming out soon with Coven Editions & Gap Riot Press! One of them includes a baking poem, plus Riverbed Reading Series: Ellen’s favourite cooking sites include: The Woks of Life: Anything posted up by J. Kenji Lópiz-Alt on Serious Eats: Little Sweet Baker: Adrian Cheater is a Winnipeg-based storyteller; find her via twitter @itsaddis and IG @wpgfactoid. Dawn Xanklin is an Ottawa-based comedian and storyteller, and she runs the (un)told storytelling series. Find out more via twitter @dxanklin or IG @dawnxanklincomedy, or via the Ottawa Storytellers (un)told website:
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Conyer Clayton - Further Behind You Canadian
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Conyer Clayton - Further Behind You Canadian
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