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Salon of the Refused – Bright Room

February 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/salon-of-the-refused-tickets-812653016047

A celebration of writing of power and beauty by local authors that experienced rejection before finding its audience.

You are invited to attend a literary event that takes its inspiration from the 1863 Salon des Refuses. It is a celebration of writing that was initially rejected. It is also a celebration of marginalized communities who often feel rejected by mainstream society. The authors will present works of poetry or prose that went unrecognized when first submitted to either a literary journal or competition but whose power and beauty will be evident to those in attendance.

For more information, contact the organizer, Wayne Johnston, at wajohnst@uoguelph.ca.

Generous support for this event has been received from Tower Poetry Society, Wolsak & Wynn and Hamilton Mountain Writers’ Guild.

Authors for the Hamilton event:

  • Kim Alvarado
  • Jen Frankel
  • Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland
  • Anita Joldersma
  • Bill King
  • Stephanie Macleod
  • Jarrett Mazza
  • Emma Jane McKenna
  • Anne Pollard
  • Larry Rosenberg
  • David Summers
  • Liz Tessier


February 17
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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