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Winter’s Tales series kicks off with Joseph Maviglia at UPEI Sept. 14 


Joseph Maviglia
Joseph Maviglia

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – In the great tradition of performance poets and singer-songwriters, Joseph Maviglia is known for his riveting music and poetry presentations.

His songs, poems, and essays draw on diverse influences — from his Calabrian-Italian heritage and North American folk and rock, to the Beat poets and contemporary spoken word artists.

During tours across Canada, Europe, and the United States, he has supported many social justice causes through his artistry.

Maviglia will give two performances as part of the UPEI Winter’s Tales Author Reading series: on Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of UPEI’s SDU Main Building, and again on Sept. 16, 1 p.m. in the Montague Rotary Library, located at 11 Queens Road in Montague. Admission is free.

Originally from Ottawa, Maviglia attended the Banff Centre for the Arts after studying at Simon Fraser University. He settled in Toronto where he was part of a group of singer-songwriters and poets in the vanguard of Toronto’s musical and literary circles.

Among his publications are poetry books “The God Hangs Upside Dow”n and “Freakin’ Palomino Blues,” and his recent essay collection, “Critics Who Know Jack: Urban Myths, Media and Rock and Roll.” His albums include “Memory to Steel” and “Angel in the Rain.”

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