Matt Gerber

Sexy and Sassy! It must be September!

Dates you should all have on your calendars!

September is revving up to be a super hot and sexy month!  Please come out to one or all of these events!

September 11th I will be doing double duty featuring and hosting at The Wonderfest Poetry reading series. https://www.facebook.com/events/320162071490800/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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September 12th for Supertash Birthday Bash! I will be reading a few poems for the very talenter Superstar and birthday girl Natasha Jolly! https://www.facebook.com/events/351322938358812/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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September 14th for Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir https://www.facebook.com/events/290105594509224/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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September 24th come out to the very first The Redhead Revue https://www.facebook.com/events/1495752997332971/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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September 27th I will be performing at 100,000 Poets For Change at the Smiling Buddha. (more details to come)

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September 15th Please come out to see the very funny Cate McKim perform her stand-up at DAWN PATROL – 8:30 pm at The Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St. West, a bit west of Ossington on the south side of Bloor) in the cabaret space (to the right of the bar, ask for Dawn Patrol at the box office) – $7 cover It’s an intimate (read: small) space, so I’d recommend getting there by 8 p.m.  https://www.facebook.com/DAWNPATR0L?fref=ts

September 20th please come out to The Smiling Buddha for The Wonderfest Comedy Series to see Cate McKim for more amazing stand-up comedy and to see Toronto’s LOUDEST lounge punk band Conflicting Plaid! https://www.facebook.com/events/342165199273326/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Ho Ho Ho HOLY Crap Lizzie’s gonna be a busy, naughty elf!

The only way I know how to celebrate the holidays… be a naughty elf!   Here is what will be happening in Lizzie’s wild and wonderful world for the month of December!  Play your cards right and I might even have a few free evenings for a date or two 😉

Lizzie Logic:  If you aren’t getting coal in your stocking, you aren’t living life!

December 8 – Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir


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December 16 – The Amsterdam Bicycle Club (54 The Esplanade) Presents Lizzie Violet’s Poetry Open Mic


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Everyone loves an open mic and Poet’s LOVE poetry open mics even more!

Join me on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at The Amsterdam Bicycle Club for Lizzie Violet’s Poetry Open Mic. Everything starts at 7:30 pm.

7:30 – doors and open mic sign up (come early open mics fill up fast)
8:00 – open mics start

Along with open mic’s we will have one feature. This months feature is Brock Hessell!

This is a PWYC show.

Please stick around for for Open Mic Monday (music etc), which follows my open mic.

December 20 – Holiday Fundraiser for the Children’s Wish Foundation

https://www.facebook.com/events/618456671543798/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

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Where – Habits Gastro Pub – 928 College Street
When: 8 pm

As part of what we hope will be an annual tradition, independent musicians and spoken word performers are once again gathering at Habits Gastropub in December (Fri 20) as part of the seasonal spirit.

Last year we raised funds for the Children’s Wish Foundation and we are once again helping out for the same.

Please join:
Mark Martyre
Jade Wan (La Vie de JolieJade)
Lizzie Violet
MJ Cyr
Javier Peña
Katie DuTemple
and myself (Ryan Ayukawa)

for this special event.

December 26 – The Beautiful and the Damned.

(Details to follow)

Happy Holidays to Everyone.

 

My last show for 2012 and upcoming features in 2013

Hello all!

2012 is winding down and 2013 is revving up and I already have 3 features lined up.  BUT!  2012 isn’t quite over just yet 🙂

My final show for 2012 is…… drum roll please!!!  On December 16th at the Plasticine Poetry Fanatics.  Please come check myself and 3 other features out.  All the deets are below as well as the shows I currently have booked for 2013.  Looking forward to a brand new year.  Not to mention 13 is my favourite number 🙂

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Plasticine Poetry Fanatics
https://www.facebook.com/events/525378757475355/
6 pm – 9 pm
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Paupers Pub
539 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1Y6

Featuring

DAVID CLINK
David Clink is the former Board President and Artistic Director of the Rowers Pub Reading Series, and former Artistic Director of the Art Bar Poetry Series. David co-organizes, along with Sandra Kasturi, a one-day poetry workshop, entitled “A Fistful of Poems” which has run 7 times. He has two collections of poetry published by Tightrope Books: Eating Fruit Out of Season (2008) and Monster (2010). He edited an anthology of environmental poetry called: A Verdant Green (The Battered Silicon Dispatch Box, 2010). The same publisher has recently released David’s third collection, Crouching Yak, Hidden Emu, a book of humorous poems.

LISA DE NIKOLITS
Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits has been a Canadian citizen since 2003. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy and has lived in the U.S.A., Australia and Britain.Her first novel, The Hungry Mirror, won the 2011 IPPY Awards Gold Medal for Women’s Issues Fiction and was long-listed for a ReLit Award. Her second novel, West of Wawa won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal Winner for Popular Fiction and was one of Chatelaine’s four Editor’s Picks. West of Wawa is available in bookstores and online.

Her third novel, A Glittering Chaos, will be launched in Spring 2013. All books published by Inanna Publications. www.lisadenikolitswriter.com

CATHY PETCH
Cathy Petch www.cathypetch.com is a playwrite, spoken word artist, performer, musician and lighting designer. She hosts the Plasticine Poetry Series, which turned 5 this year. Petch was recently published in Toronto Quarterly Magazine and Ascent Aspirations Magazine. Her book “Late Night Knife Fights” has just been published by Lyricalmyrical press. She is a member of both the 2011 and 2012 Toronto Poetry Slam Teams and of the Collaborative group PENTA. Petch is happiest onstage.

LIZZIE VIOLET
Writer, editor, poet, literary reviewer, horror know-it-all, Lizzie Violet is the dark little girl, with a crooked smile. A lover of all things creepy, including horror silent movies, she is also a well known Zombiephile. She is currently working on a novel, a poetry manuscript and the latest books she edited, Best New Werewolf Tales, Volume One from Books of the Dead Press and Fatty Goes to China by Royston Tester, can be found at Amazon.ca.

Since returning to the world of performance, she has featured at Tumultuous Tuesdays, The Beautiful & The Damned, Get Your Groove On and Wonder Women IV and V, Free Times Best of Open Stage, Pride and Nuit Blanche. Her poetry can be found various anthologies and magazines including the upcoming issue of Carousel.
For more information about Lizzie Violet, ironic anecdotes and upcoming listings please check out her blog, lizzieviolet.wordpress.com.

KickOffWonder Women Fundraiser
The Central
Markham Street, Toronto
January 12, 2013
doors open at 7:30 pm

$10Featuring
Matt Gerber, Supertash, Candice Sand, Linda Inthahack, Asleep in the Machine, Lizzie Violet, Dread Eye, Miquelon Rodriquez and Ellie Anderson and hosting by Arlene Paculan and Kat Leonard.

Invite to come soon.


q_space_collegeGaddist Poetry Series at Q Space

Hosted by Nik Beat
Q Space
382 College Street
Toronto, Ontario
January 27, 2013
7 pm

Features information and invite information to come soon.

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Secret Handshake Gallery
189 Mutual St
upstairs
February 24, 2013
Features information and invite information to come soon.