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Wed, Jun 29


TAP Centre for Creativity

Antler River Poetry's Spring Event

Join us at TAP from 6-7:30pm on Wednesday, June 29th for Antler River Poetry’s Spring Event, featuring our 2022 ARP Poetry Prize-winners, Brian Baker, Sana Mufti, and Tom Prime; UWO’s new Student Writer in Residence Matthew Dawkins; and a community open mic for all genres of writing! Signup @ event

Antler River Poetry's Spring Event
Antler River Poetry's Spring Event

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2022, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, London, ON N6A 1G4, Canada

About The Event

**Please note that, to ensure the well-being of all of our community members, this will be a mask-mandatory event**

A community book table will also be available for cash and debit purchases of titles from 845 Press, Baseline Press, Edna Press, and many of London’s writers.

Brian Baker is a London poet who began writing back in the late eighties. He was actively engaged in the poetry scene at that time, doing readings, winning the odd contest and getting work published in such literary journals as the University of Windsor Review, Dandelion, and The Antigonish Review.

He then went off into different creative endeavours, as well as helping to raise two young families.

Now, in his first re-imagining, he is back and has had work published in such online journals as Cathexis Northwest Press, Synaeresis, Sledgehammer Lit and High Shelf Press. As well, he was the 2020 and 2022 winner of the Antler River Poetry Contest.

Matthew Dawkins is a Jamaican award-winning author and poet whose works on Wattpad have amassed nearly half a million reads. His work focuses on subjects from his personal experience such as adolescence, love, loss, culture, and mental health. Matthew attends Western University in London, Ontario where he pursues a BA in The School for Advanced Studies in Arts and Humanities and English Literature. When he's not writing, Matthew can often be found re-watching the Harry Potter series for the millionth time and procrastinating his assignments. Until We Break is his debut novel set for release in September 2022. Matthew’s work has been published in Symposium and Semi-colon.

Sana Mufti is a creative writer who is currently completing her Master’s degree in English from the University of Western Ontario. Sana’s works focus on themes of identity, nature, and time. She has published pieces in various magazines including, “Brookhaven Crescent” in Overheard Magazine, “In His Head” in Dreamer’s Magazine, amongst others. She has also published a poetry book, What We Left Behind. Sana strives to give voice to the gaps between the leaves, to the shadows fluttering in and out of periphery. Her poetry focuses on the personal struggle of defining the self and finding stability in a constantly changing world. More of Sana’s writing can be found at:

Instagram: @mind.full.of.dreams

Facebook: mind.full.of.dreams


Tom Prime is a PhD candidate in English Literature at Western University. His debut solo collection of poetry Mouthfuls of Space was released by Anvil Press last year and was shortlisted for the 2022 Gerald Lampert Memorial award. His latest collaborative collection, Bird Arsonist, written with Gary Barwin, was released by New Star books earlier this year. He has been published in many journals—nationally and within the U.S.—and has forthcoming poems in UCLA’s Lana Turner Journal.

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