The Box invites you to an evening of short words, film, performance and music by:

Amy Bowles
Gordon Henderson
J.D. Kruger
Zeesy Powers
Leslie Supnet
Ronley Teper
Holly Timpener
Steve Venright

+ door treats from Alert Music, Arc Poetry Magazine, Carousel, Descant, Coach House Books, Dandyhorse, DC Books, Geist, Grain Magazine, Hunter and Cook, Mercer Union, Pedlar Press, Public, The Malahat Review, Matrix, Shameless, Tightrope Books, Transit Publishing, Worn Journal and others.

The Box is a quarterly salon night of readings, performances, screenings, interventions and networking that aims to bring diverse communities and audiences into an environment of artistic and social intermingling.

Mark us down. Of course we want to see you there in our autumn mix.

Sunday, October 19
334 Queen St. W (backroom)
8 pm


Since AMY BOWLES landed in Toronto in 1999, she has kept busy as a songwriter, visual artist, actor and performer. Growing up in the enchanted hills of Somerset, UK, under the watchful eye of toads and gargoyles, Amy studied ceramic design at Cardiff College of Art and Design. She currently sings in the progressive rock group Hollow Earth and is a former member of both Pony Da Look and Permafrown. She is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, where she has had several solo exhibitions. Amy looks forward to performing an original selection of "dark ditties" with the musical assistance of Christopher Norman at the Box Salon this autumn.

GORDON HENDERSON is a television documentary producer whose company, 90th Parallel Productions, specializes in history, science and documentaries with social impact. He has worked as a parliamentary correspondent, produced network current affairs programming and was a senior series producer on the CBC/Radio-Canada series Canada: A People's History. For more than a decade, he was an instructor with the journalism department at Toronto's Ryerson University. He lives in Toronto with his wife, Pam. They have three grown children. Man in the Shadows is his first novel.

J.D. KRUGER is the founder and owner of GLP4, GREEN LION PRODUCTIONS AND PUBLICATION HOUSE, focusing on the production and publication of new video, music, literature and live theatre presentation in Canada. As a former professor of applied linguistics and literature, he has worked at most of the public houses in Canada, including THE NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE, THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE, AND FACTORY and HARBOURFRONT CENTRE. A taboo artist, his works have ranged from the seminal, WEANING GOLD, WANING GOLD, to JUST ME AND YOU, AND THE VOICE OF LIARS, in the theatre, to his most recent documentaries, on the murder of Sammy Yatim, REQUIEM AND AFTERMATH, and the video on Rob Ford’s crack cocaine scandal and the SOMALIAN COMMUNITY, 320 DIXON ROAD. His recent compilation of selected music, THE WARBLERS ANTHOLOGY, can be found on Jango and Reverbnation, and spin to international acclaim. A regular saxophone performer and vocalist at most clubs in the city, including The Big Bop, The Cameron House, and Lee’s Palace, his will be going into composition of a new Jazz album soon, release date TBA. His photography and drawings, are notorious, on Google+ where he has houndreds of thousands of viewers. Hunger, his second novel, is about sex, drugs and rock and roll, in millennial Toronto, focusing, on The Grad Centre for Drama, at U of Toronto, where he did an honorable masters, and B Ed. At OISE. Hunger is a novel of love triangles, which focuses on a Hindu girl named Shanti and a Jewish scholar, named Jack Zion. It can be found on Kobo and Amazon, where it enjoys marginal success. This reading is dedicated to his former friend and talented poet, Nik Beat, who died recently, of unnatural causes.

ZEESY POWERS is an interdisciplinary artist who works with performance, image and text. She has collaborated with numerous artists and musicians over the years, including Amy Lam (of Life of a Craphead),Katie Stelmanis (of Austra), Andrew Zukerman, Luke Ramsey and Alia O’Brien (of Blood Ceremony). She has performed and exhibited in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and the Czech Republic, and her videos have screened internationally. Her collaboration with Yuula Benivolski, Queen West Cut-Outs, was commissioned as part of this year's Nuit Blanche. Common Fate, her new projection performance for four dancers and three musicians, premiered this past summer alongside a remounting of her long-running performance I Will Tell You Exactly What I Think of You as a live broadcast talk show. In 2014, her first collection of short stories was published by Wil Aballe Art Projects, in Vancouver. Zeesy lives and works in Toronto.

LESLIE SUPNET is a Toronto based artist, originally from friendly Winnipeg, MB. Supnet often works with found images and sound, to recontexualize and reanimate with the purpose to illuminate a different perspective. She is currently stockpiling very old papers, collecting representations of the Apocalypse in cinema and utilizing the lo-fi and lo-tech for production.

RONLEY TEPER was born in South Africa and grew up in Toronto. A self-taught musician, she has been an active composer and member of the Toronto arts scene for over a decade. She has toured extensively through the US, Europe, and Canada, and has been broadcast on numerous CBC, BBC and college and university radio programs. In early 2010, she was invited as a guest speaker at the first TEDx talks in Bangkok, Thailand. During this trip, alongside the conference, she organized vocal improvisation music workshops for middle school children in Bangkok International Schools, and performed throughout the country. She recently returned from ANIMA artist residency in Mexico, where she produced a twenty minute interdisciplinary work based on the theme "Culture, Land, Heritage" exhibited in a gallery in Guadalajara.

HOLLY TIMPENER is a Toronto-based performance artist, intensely passionate about performing as a way to challenge and explore her place in this world. Her performance has become a way of connecting with others in this place and exploring questions about gender and beauty. She's strongly interested in working with themes of trust, power and control, creating strong images along with transforming the space, public and herself in to new awarenesses.

STEVE VENRIGHT is a visual artist whose books include Spiral Agitator (Coach House Books 2000) and Floors of Enduring Beauty (Mansfield Press, 2007). Through his Torpor Vigl Records Label, he has released such extraordinary recordings at The Tubular West by singer-composer Samuel Andreyev and Dreaming Like Mad with Diion McGregor (Yet More Outrageous Recordings of the World's Most Renowned Sleeptalker). Steve was born in Sarnia, Ontario in 1961. At the age of twenty, he crossed the plains of Southwestern Ontario and has resided in Toronto ever since.

Many Thanks to the Toronto Arts Council