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BRAVE: The Festival of Risk and Failure

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At Harbourfront Centre's Festival of Risk and Failure: BRAVE, I will be writing poems on the spot. I was asked: how does this fits with the theme of risk and failure?

You see a woman sitting in a chair with an empty chair beside her and a sign saying, Poet is Present. It says, "I will write you a poem on the subject of your choosing." Will you sit down? Will you ask for what you need? Will I open up and write what comes, not knowing if there'll be a poem, or if you'll like it? These, to me, are acts of bravery and risk. Play, freedom. We do what we're called to do, without knowing the outcome. And then let go.

Ronna Bloom, 2018

Saturday July 21 -->  3-4pm and 5:30-7pm
Sunday July 22 --> 2-3:30pm and 4:30-6pm
Saturday July 28 --> 11pm to 12:30am and then 1-2am.