I love few things more than reading aloud to you. So delighted that this year kicks off with two such occasions. Brave the cold. Come out, come out.
The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St W
Doors at 8pm. $10 cover. 19+
Poetry and heavy metal meet. I’ll be performing spoken word alongside Liz Worth and Natalie Zina Walschots, and between the not-very-soothing sounds of Corpusse, Battlesoul and Into Exile! For the occasion, I will be wearing a cloak, burning candles and introducing each piece in my best black metal voice. I will not, however, be wearing a codpiece.
Kent Street Legion, 330 Kent Street, 2nd Floor
9pm. $10 advance/ $15 at the door 19+
The Gothica roadshow rolls on to the nation’s capital for this masked ball, presented by the Ottawa Goth Syndicate. I’ll be reading poems and talking Goth alongside DJs Th’Elf, Reverie and [L]otus. You must wear a mask and there’s a $100 prize for best costume. The following day is the Aftermath, an all-ages vendors’ market where I’ll be signing books. So whether you’re a daywalker or a creature of night, I hope to see you there. Details and updates at: http://www.ottawagoth.ca/reddeathmasquerade/