Presentation of cheque for Aid for Artists of Ukraine.
Left to right: Penn Kemp, Angela Murphy (Grace restaurant), Daria Hryckiw, Peter Sochan, Richard-Yves Sitoski
To mark Ukraine’s Independence Day, Grace Restaurant of London hosted a gathering of poets and artisans on Wednesday, August 23rd.
The event was organised by Penn Kemp, with Peter Sochan representing the Canada-Ukraine Foundation, and Daria Hryckiw representing the London Branch of the Canadian Ukrainian Congress.
Penn Kemp is a well-known Canadian poet from London. Responding to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in early 2022, she mobilised poets across Canada to contribute poems as a response to the war. The title of the anthology, published in 2022, is Poems in Response to Peril: An Anthology in Support of Ukraine, co-edited by Penn Kemp and Richard-Yves Sitoski.