Cross Canada Leonard Cohen Birthday Events



(see second montreal event – Sept. 21 – below)

7:30 PM
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009
Westmount High School Auditorium
4350 Ste. Catherine St. West
Westmount, Quebec.

Cover by Monica Hellstrom

Cover by Monica Hellstrom

Adult Tickets $5 Students free

Book poets who have confirmed to attend include: Meredith Darling, Ann Weinstein, Jason Camlot, Ann Lloyd, David Solway, Donna Yates-Adelman, Michael Mirolla, Jeffrey Mackie, Angela Leuck, John Fretz, Grace Moore, Rona Feldman Shefler, Sue Borgersen, erika n. white, Sandra Sjollema, Brian Campbell, Eleni Zisimatos, and Westmount teacher Ryan Ruddick!

Proceeds to the “Leonard Cohen Poet In Residence” program to benefit the students of Westmount High(Leonard’s old high school.)

Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Edmonton poet Allison Akgungor will help launch the Leonard Cohen You’re Our Man book in Edmonton at the Sept. 18 Leonard Cohen Night, “A Tower of Song” concert, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

The concert features Leonard’s son musician Adam Cohen.

Info at: Expected audience at this event will be 1,500 – 2,000 persons.

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Leonard Cohen 75th Birthday Gala and Silent Auction

Limited Edition Print to be auctioned at Gala

Limited Edition Print to be auctioned at Gala

7 P.M. Monday, Sept. 21
Atwater Library Auditorium, 1200 Atwater Ave.
To reserve Tickets($75), call (514) 484-9958

A special guest, David Seaman, is flying in from Statesboro, Georgia for the Gala. He will read his poem, ‘Waiting for Barbara,’ inspired by “Waiting for Marianne” from Leonard Cohen’s “Flowers for Hitler.” In addition, we will have Rona Feldman Shefler (a former classmate of Cohen’s,) Erica Ruth Kelly, Jessica Mailas, Ehab Lotayef, erica n. white, Paris Elizabeth Sea, Blossom Thom, Ann Weinstein, WESTMOUNT HIGH teacher Ryan Ruddick, Sandra Stephenson, Linda Marics, Marcia Goldberg, Grace Moore, Meredith Darling, Lydia Lockett, Katherine Beeman, Nelly Roffé, Phyllis Guss, Michael Mirolla, Denis Brault, & Sandra Sjollema.

All proceeds from the Gala and Silent Auction will support the Leonard Cohen Poet-In-Residence Program at Westmount High(Leonard’s old high school.)

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A Leonard Cohen You’re Our Man book launch will be held at :

7 PM, Monday, Sept. 21


883 Queen St West. <>

Featuring; Rachel Delph, Goran Simic, Laurie Graham, Penn Kemp, Marcel Soulliere, Max Layton, and Catherine Graha.


One Response to “Cross Canada Leonard Cohen Birthday Events”

  1. Laurie Fuhr Says:

    (Here’s information about our Calgary event!)

    Pages Books on Kensington, filling Station Magazine,
    and The Foundation for Public Poetry

    Leonard Cohen’s 75th
    Birthday Party!

    Monday, September 21, 7:30 pm
    Pages Books on Kensington
    1135 Kensington Road NW
    Calgary, AB

    Calgary poets, musicians, artists, and fans gather to pay tribute and celebrate the 75th birthday of this extraordinary Canadian artist. Featuring the Calgary launch of Leonard Cohen: You’re Our Man, an anthology published by the Foundation for Public Poetry.


    Poetry By:

    Tom Wayman
    Diane Guichon
    Christian Bok
    Annie Vigna
    Laurie Fuhr
    Kirk Ramdath
    Jocelyn Grosse
    Dale Herrington
    Lisa Rose Berreth Feragen
    Julie Sedivy

    Music by:

    Barnaby Bennett
    James Dangerous
    Cort Delano

    Visual Art on Display by:

    Elizabeth Laishley

    Complimentary cake, wine, and coffee will be served.
    This event is FREE and open to the public!

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