I got an email today about the "inaugural Montreal Zen Poetry Festival," happening the same weekend as my birthday party [March 17th, Carleton Tavern, Ottawa....], March 16-18 in Montreal. According to their email:
An eclectic and highly respected assortment of renowned Zen poets, translators, scholars and monks from across America will be descending on the city of Montreal from their mountain hermitages to headline performances alongside poets from Quebec, Ontario and Japan.
Hosts for the Festival include CBC Radio Noon’s Anne Lagacé Dowson and Homerun’s Bernard St Laurent. The Montreal Zen Poetry Festival promises to be a lively and thought-provoking event unique in Canada.