In order to help raise funds for their excellent Toronto Upstairs exhibition (on now, until October 25), Art @ Liberty and the Side Space Gallery on St. Clair West invite you to eat your words.
This coming Saturday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m., experience Baroque Poems For a Postmodern Age and Edible Poetry. Fill your belly with all that the title implies, and free finger foods, besides. John Picchione of York University will be on hand, serving up readings of Italian Baroque Poetry seasoned with the tantalizing flavours of love, technology, writing and unreality. Sounds tasty. But the best bit is this: not all of the menu items are metaphorical! In keeping with Art @ Liberty tradition, this art is edible—according to the press release, “you can eat the letters and words of a poem and make your own new poem with what’s left.” Do rhyming couplets really taste sweeter than free verse? Here’s your chance to find out.
And after you’ve slept off your feast of verbiage, you can head back to Side Space on Sunday, September 30 for a free musical instrument-making workshop. This all-ages event happens at 2 p.m.
Photo by David Gallagher from Flickr.