Member Profile

Janet Read

Janet Read was born in Toronto.  She has an MA in the philosophy of art focusing on Merleau-Ponty and Ricoeur and phenomenology.  Her novel Wilberforce Street is set in the historical black settlement in Oro Township in Simcoe County Ontario.  It is accompanied by a teacher's guide. Janet is a practicing artist, exhibiting most recently at the Whitby Station and Robert McLaughlin public galleries.  She is represented in various galleries in Ontario and in Quebec.
Janet read recently at Poetry Cobourg and has led poetry and bookmaking workshops for elementary and secondary students.

Phone number:
416-466-8127

Publications

Wilberforce Street. Toronto: ITP Nelson, 1998.
Blue Mind's Flower. Goderich, ON: Moonstone Press, 1992.
Letters From Tom. Borealis Press, 2001.

Awards

Ontario Arts Council Writer's Reserve, 1994.
Shortlisted, Gerald Lampert Award for Blue Mind's Flower, 1992.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Presentation Length:
60 min.
Genre:
Fiction, Poetry
Grades:
5-12
Audience size:
flexbile
Workshop Description:

Northern OAC WITS:
No
Two sessions:
$200
Four sessions:
$300
Two sessions:
$100
Four sessions:
$150
GST:
GST not applicable