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Bud Osborn Reading

The Spirit of Community:

Powerful Poetry that Speaks to Community Activism And Change.

Bud Osborn

Vancouver-East based poet and social-housing/anti-poverty activist,

will read from his recent collection.

Tuesday, September 29, 1998, 7pm, Dunton Tower, Faculty Lounge, 20th Flr,
Carleton University. Co-sponsored by OPIRG Carleton. Free Admission. For
info. contact kelliott@ccs.carleton.ca or tel: 282-0410.

And on Wednesday, September 30th, 1998, 6pm, Room 216, 180 Wellington,
Wellington Building. Please RSVP to tel: 992-6030, or e-mail

Background Information:

Bud Osborn is a Vancouver-based poet and community activist. He is currently
a member of the Board of Directors of the Vancouver/Richmond Health Board,
and is actively working on issues such as needle exchange centres and
alternative medical programs for heroin addicts. Bud facilitates the South
Granville Writer=s Group at the Gathering Place, a community centre that
focuses services on low-income community members and street youth.

Bud Osborn has published a collection of poems called Lonesome Monsters in
1995 through Avril Press, as well as the independently published Amazingly
Alive. Most recently released is Oppenheimer Park. The first poem in this
book, AA Thousand Crosses in Oppenheimer Park@ was composed in effect to
mourn and protest over a thousand drug-overdose deaths in the Downtown
Eastside in the past few years. Bud Osborn has also been an active advocate
for low-income housing in the Downtown Eastside and an anti-homelessness

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