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In her dramatic reading performances, Sharon is a “wordsinger” whose works have been called humorous, poignant, and insightful. She conjures up characters who are charming, familiar and unforgettable — Sadie who gives her unique advice on sex and love, Jim, the archetypal ‘carny’ boy, the Biblical Moses, and the Witch of Thunder Bay.  In her inspiring words, we see ourselves as we were, as we suspect we are, and perhaps, as we hope to become.

Sharon Singer has performed her work across Ontario in Heliconian Hall, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo and in bookstores, reading series, art galleries, libraries, festivals, and private salons. Her work has been heard in various venues in Toronto, Brampton, Hamilton, Campbellford, Ottawa, Parry Sound, Elora, Halifax (NS), St. John’s (NFLD), Dallas (TX), and New York City.

She has also been interviewed and read her work on radio and television on the BBC, London (1999), CIUT-FM, Toronto (1996, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2013), CKLN-FM (1996), and CHSR, Fredericton,(NB), with host Joe Blades for a worldwide webcast, and cuts from her CD Global Warming filled the air throughout 2008.


“a hot CD…superb interpretive music…vivid images…a subtle cross-pollination of words and music…imaginative and inventive.
–Kent Bowman, poet/ songwriter/ musician on “Global Warming”

“haunting, evocative…spirited. This CD lifted me into a world of vibrant images and delightful harmonies.
–Ken Edge, musician on “Global Warming”

ENDORSEMENTS for Sharon’s  “FIRE RIDER” poetry book, other work and PERFORMANCES

“These poems reach toward the deep nostalgia of lost wisdom.” –Polly Fleck, poet, Governor General’s Award nominee

“at once elemental and transcendental …speaks with accessibility and profundity to what we are and what we are becoming. Reading her manuscript, I found myself frequently muttering the highest praise one poet can offer another, “I wish I’d written that.” –Linda Stitt, poet

“crystalline in clarity of image, meaning and emotion. The love poetry is especially powerful whether resonating with fulfillment or with emptiness… reverberates with poignant universality…drenched with magical mysticism…intensely evocative.” –Gordon Stimmell, journalist

“Such a depth and richness…deeply satisfying and enriching read…your poetry is like a forge that holds the reader close to the transforming center of the moment, while at the same time by its artistic integrity, keeps the reader safe from the consuming fire.” –Austin Repath, novelist

“Fantastic reading!” –Katerina Fretwell, Organizer, Parry Sound Poetry Bash

“ebullient…lyrical…incantatory images…deft orchestration of words.” –Colline Caulder, SCENES Magazine

“awesome performance…you had stage presence, warmth, humour, and performed the work with panache.” –Jack Cunningham, writer

“I loved the pace of “I Quit.” It sounded more like music than poetry, how the words fit so perfectly, and you have wonderful whispers, growls, and amazing voice manipulation and control…” –Sharon B.

“incredibly talented…a real star.” –Frankie Rich, artist


Toronto Central Reference Library

Hart House Library

BBC Radio

“Imprint” TVO


Art Bar Poetry Reading Series

The Idler Pub


Tree Reading Series, Ottawa

Victory Cafe


Syntactic Sunday

Ted Plantos Memorial Reading

Jewish Literary Festival, Hamilton

Free Times Cafe

Mother Tongue Books, Ottawa

Poets for Peace


Canadian Poetry Association

League of Canadian Poets


Gallery 345, Hamilton

YWCA, Toronto

Two Neptune

The WEL Group (Women Enjoying Life)

Cafe at the End of the Universe, Elora


Small Press Book Fair, Toronto

Festival of Friends, Hamilton



The Learning Annex

Events by Sharyn

David Holiff’s The Business of Show Business seminars

Canadian National Internet Show

Scott Hunt Robertson’s “Scripts and Screenplays” Network for Learning

The B’Nai Brith

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