Check out this profile piece on The Beautiful & the Damned, including an interview with co-organizer Lizzie Violet.

Cytopoetics Events

The team for The Beautiful and the Damned (Duncan Armstrong, Dianne MoorePhilip Cairns and Lizzie Violet) see themselves as “the enfant terrible of the spoken word/poetry scene” in Toronto.

The show, held on the second Thursday of every month, wants “to be a little more edgy than the other poetry events around town. Many of our performers are from the LGBTT community,” says B & D team member Lizzie Violet. “We also have a musical feature each month. Drag has also been incorporated in our shows, as well as performance art.  As a queer positive reading series we want to not only bring awareness to the community but also feature some of its well known and loved artists.”

Although B & D is not “a queer event, per se” according to Violet, “we aren’t afraid to try new things. To be more irreverent and sexual…

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Multidisciplinary storyteller. Out & proud. Torontonian. Likes playing with words. A lot.

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