Art & Writings of Brenda Clews

◇ poetry ◇ drawing & painting ◇ videopoetry ◇

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Brenda Clews is a multi-media poet, artist and video poet who interweaves poetry, painting, theory, dance and video in various ways in her work

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Recent Events

It was an honour to be interviewed by the wonderful poet and beloved radio host, Valentino Assenza, on HOWL, a spoken word show, on CIUT 89.5FM on November 6, 2018. He blew me away with his insights into my novella, Fugue in Green. We talked about the supportive, nurturing poetry community in Toronto. And, towards the end, the process of writing, making art, and whether that is always transformational. I had an amazing time. Many thanks for a wonderful interview, Val!

"The Raging Muse": My interview with the delightful, smart and beautiful Ivy Reiss, editor-in-chief of The Artis Mag Nineofive, on ThatChannel.com on October 19th, 2018. As you chat on air, you feel Ivy's interest, compassion and skill and find yourself opening up.

We begin with my book,
Tidal Fury, and a performance of my poem, 'The Medusa' (with green fog). I talk about creativity and a muse who is as dangerous as lightning.

We move onto my novella,
Fugue in Green. I reveal things I have not revealed before. We explore questions on what constitutes memoir and autobiography and I stress the importance of having some experience of what you are writing about, 'core elements,’ that give the writing authenticity but which do not necessarily constitute life writing. I read a key scene from Fugue in Green. We finish with mention of writing aids, like NaNoWriMo.

Ivy guided the interview beautifully and I am happy with it. It was an honour to be on Ivy's The Artis television show.

"The Raging Muse": My interview with the delightful, smart and beautiful Ivy Reiss, editor-in-chief of The Artis Mag Nineofive, on ThatChannel.com on October 19th, 2018. As you chat on air, you feel Ivy's interest, compassion and skill and find yourself opening up.

We begin with my book,
Tidal Fury, and a performance of a poem. I talk about creativity and a muse who is as dangerous as lightning, the Medusa. We then move onto my novella, Fugue in Green. I reveal things I have not revealed before. We explore questions on what constitutes memoir and autobiography and I stress the importance of having some experience of what you are writing about, 'core elements,’ that give the writing authenticity but which do not necessarily constitute life writing. I read a key scene from Fugue in Green. We finish with mention of writing aids, like NaNoWriMo.

Ivy guided the interview beautifully and I am happy with it. It was an honour to be on Ivy's The Artis television show.


Brenda's Upcoming Events

Featured reader at Charles Taylor's book launch

Start Date:

2017-05-17T19:30:47EDT


End Time:

2017-05-17T22:00:47EDT


Location:

Bar Italia, 582 College St, Toronto, Canada


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Guest Poet at Linda Stitt's Words & Music Salon

Start Date:

2017-09-02T12:30:00EDT


End Time:

2016-09-09T15:30:00EDT


Location:

Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto


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New members reading at The League of Canadian Poets

Start Date:

2017-06-11T12:30:00EDT


End Time:

2017-05-01T13:30:00EDT


Location:

CSI Building meeting room, 192 Spadina Avenue


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Poetry & Music Salon Fundraiser

Start Date:

2017-05-27T13:45:00EDT


End Time:

2017-05-27T16:00:00EDT


Location:

Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, M6G 2P7


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Final Poetry & Music Salon (monthly series ends)

Start Date:

2017-06-24T13:45:00EDT


End Time:

2017-06-24T16:00:00EDT


Location:

Palmerston Library Theatre, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, M6G 2P7


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Feature at 100,000 Poets for Change Toronto 2017

Start Date:

2017-09-16T18:00:00EDT


End Time:

2017-06-11T22:00:00EDT


Location:

Mây, 876 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J1W1


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Feature at Wild Writers

Start Date:

2017-11-01T19:00:00EDT


End Time:

2017-11-01T21:30:00EDT


Location:

Poetry Jazz Café, 224 Augusta Ave, Toronto


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Feature @ Words & Music Salon

Start Date:

2018-01-06T12:30:00EST


End Time:

2018-01-06T15:30:00EST


Location:

Tranzac Club in the Tiki Room, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto


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'Fugue in Green' @ Quattro Book Launch

Start Date:

2018-01-31T19:00:00EST


End Time:

2018-01-31T22:00:00EST


Location:

The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W, Toronto


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Feature @ the Urban Folk Art Salon

Start Date:

2018-01-25T18:30:00EST


End Time:

2018-01-25T20:30:00EST


Location:

Mount Pleasant Public Library, 599 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4S 2M5


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Fugue in Green Book Launch/Birthday Bash

Start Date:

2018-03-07T19:00:00EST


End Time:

2018-03-07T21:00:00EST


Location:

Paupers Pub, 539 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON


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Feature @ Word Up Barrie

Start Date:

2018-10-11T19:00:00EDT


Location:

Unity Market Cafe & Studios, 25 Toronto St, Barrie, ON L4N 1T8


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Feature @ The Art Bar Poetry Series

Start Date:

2018-04-17T20:00:00EDT


End Time:

2018-03-28T22:30:00EDT


Location:

Free Times Café, 320 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1S3


Event Description:

Interview on HOWL with Valentino Assenza, CIUT 89.5FM

Start Date:

2018-11-06T22:00:00EST


End Time:

2018-11-06T23:00:00EST


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Feature @ the Urban Folk Art Salon

Start Date:

2018-11-29T18:00:00EST


End Time:

2018-01-25T20:00:00EST


Location:

Mount Pleasant Public Library, 599 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON M4S 2M5


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