Wine and Chocolates Chapbook Launch Party at the Visual Arts Centre

It is going to be an evening of poetry and prose and music, signings and readings at the Wine and Chocolates Chapbook Launch Party on March 21 starting at 7:30 p.m. Founder/Artistic Director Ilona Martonfi invites aficionados of all written word genres to celebrate new work of Carolyn Zonailo and Mike Di Sclafani.

Author of 12 books, Carolyn Zonailo, will give readings from her latest book Fight Fire With Spirit and her recently publishes chapbook The Tall Girl and Other Poems.

Folk singer-songwriter, poet, photographer and videographer and now published author Mike Di Sclafani will launch his recently published chapbook Vultures.

In addition, eight other artisans will present. Deanna Radford writes about music and sound art.

Poet and the coordinator of the Atwater Poetry Project, Susi Lovell is a short story writer, movement artist-educator and former dance critic for the Montreal Gazette.

Tom Abray is the author of the short story collection Pollen and forthcoming novella Where I Wanted to Be.

Award winning Latin American writer Gloria Macher has published three novels and a collection of short stories.

Jesse Anger, curator at DYAD and critic at Forget The Box publishes poetry and fiction and is himself a folk musician and audio-engineer.

Host Ilona Martonfi is the author of three poetry books, Blue Poppy, Black Grass (and The Snow Kimono. This is a good event to stay warm on a winter evening while warming the heart and the spirit. On Tuesday, February 21, author/ poet Ilona Martonfi will host a Poetry and Prose Reading at the Visual Arts Centre, 350 Victoria Avenue starting at 7:30 p.m. Singer-songwriter, poet, videographer and photographer Mike Di Sclafani will co- host and read new poetry. Launching his first chapbook Vultures (Coracle Press, 2017).  Visit

Another 10 published poets will read from their works. Admission i is $6 at the door. For more information 514.939.4173


Ilona Martonfi is the author of three poetry books, Blue Poppy, Black Grass, and The Snow Kimono.. Forthcoming is Salt Brides in the Spring 2019). She is also published in four chapbooks. Ilona is the founder/artistic director of The Yellow Door and Visual Arts Centre Readings and is the recipient of the  Quebec Writers Federation 2010 Community Award.

Poet Zav Levinson, is the poetry editor at JONAHmagazine and an arts policy consultant. His poems have been published in Poetry Quebec and SWEPT magazine.

Aarmadillo’s music can be described as heart-broken psychedelic folk. He has self-published two albums: Alternate Endings and Next of Kin.

The evening is part of the Visual Arts Centre’s School of Art / McClure Gallery Readings. 350 Victoria Avenue for more information phone 514-.88.9558 Admission is $6 at the door.

One thought on “Wine and Chocolates Chapbook Launch Party at the Visual Arts Centre

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *