The Ontario Poetry Society
~ Honey Novick ~

About TOPS










Ted Plantos Dedication






Honey Novick lives in Toronto, is a singer, songwriter, voice teacher and poet. She directs the Creative Vocalization Studio and the UNESCO-endorsed "New Songs for Peace" project. Honey is also the song facilitator for Sheena's Place and the literary director of ARTWALK.

Visit Honey's website which is at the bottom of this page.

- Full member, League of Canadian Poets
- SOCAN ( Society of Composers, Authors, Publishers of Canada )
- SGI ( Soka Gakkai International - Society for the Creation of Value )
- Poets for Peace
- Canada-Cuba Friendship Association
- Voice of Women
- Yiddish Vinkl, Sheena's Place
- Creative Vocalization Studio
- UNESCO-endorsed New Songs for Peace project

- WOMANVOICE 1989 - present
- LITERARTI - literary festival formerly St. Clair Artwalk 2008 - present
- Friendly Spike Theatre Band 2003 – present)
- Homes First song facilitator (Big on Bloor) 2012
- League of Canadian Poets – song/poet 2010 – present
- (Toronto District School Board and Toronto Public Libraries)
- Voice Yoga program at the Secret Handshake Gallery

2017 winner, Gerstein Award for “Voice Yoga”
2017 Featured Reader, Stellar Literary Festival Oshawa, Ontario
2017 Poet-in-the-Schools, Cobalt, New Liskeard, Temiskaming, Ontario
2017 Feature Artist International Festival of Writers and Artists, Val David, Quebec

2017 “Madly, I’m Your Fan” - Friendly Spike Theatre Band tribute to Leonard Cohen

2017 A Candle for Leonard Cohen, Toronto Refernce Library, Thurs. Nov. 9, 2017

2017 Featured Video Toronto Museums reading from “Window Fishing”

2017 performer Day for the Elimination or Racial Discrimination – York Regional Police
2016 artist resource/Friendly Spike Theatre Band (What’s Next...The Big C?” Pia Bouman Dance Theatre
2015 (ongoing) writer-im-residence, Diane Frankling Cooperative

2016 Featured Canada-Cuba Literary Festival, Cobourg, Ont.

2016 nominated for Golden Beret Award, League of Canadian Poets
2016 Festival of Love, Toronto Centre Island, event created by and with Parliamentary Poet, George Elliott Clarke
2016 International Festival of Writers and Artists, Val David, \(Quebec) featured artist
2016 Spring Pulse Poetry Festival, Cobalt, Ontariofeatured artist and guest song/poet in the northern School District (Temiskaming, Cobalt, New Liskeard)
2015 member of the Year, Ontario Poetry Society
2014 Re-launch of CD “In Tribute-A Labour of Love” song/poems inspired by Jane Jacobs, Allen Ginsberg, Jorge Saia of General Idea, Sal Mineo, and others)
2013 Big On Bloor appreciation award recipient2 013 entrant for PBS show “This Land is Your Land” Chernozym Productions
2012 City of Toronto Community Engagement Award winner with Friendly Spike Theatre Band
2012 Silver Anniversary Aria with bill bissett2010 Embrace Tour with bill bissett
2010 winner – Bobbi Nahwegahbow Memorial Award for work with Friendly Spike Theatre (music consultant); and
2012 City of Toronto Community Engagement award (above)
2010 – 2012 SAMA , Harbourfront Winterfest (Masala, Menhdi, Masti)( vocalist with Sacred Music and Arts Alliance)
2009 - 2011 private tutor to quadriplegic singer Raquelle Neto (including performance at UN International Day for People with Disabilities,
..................Lt.Gov. David Onley in attendance (Honey NovickComposed music for the Disabilities Anthem)
2010 Poetry in the Park (Guelph) Poetry on the Pier (High Park, Toronto) Delectable Divas V (U of T), Honorary Poet Laureate “Summer Of Love” event LUMINATO Festival, Sheena’s Place and Spark of Brilliance (Guelph)
........song facilitator, ArtWalk, Womanvoice, Concert for International Peace Week (U of T) Tributes to Doris Anderson and Hon. Lincoln Alexander, Former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Peace Education through Music, ........Samuel Hearne Public SchoolTaught Scat singing to CBC’s Andy Barrie and CITY-TV’s Ann Rohmer and Liza Fromer

Darn Folksinger; Live at Fat Albert’s (Sal Mineo, My Friend); New Songs for Peace; Rising Towards the Seraphim; SOLID!; Beatniks and Other Sacred Voices;
Novickian Eklektika; Fortune Baby; Small Fish, Big Pond (Look People); Viktor Skope Singers; Songs from the Heart; Elvis Mondays (Look People)

selected publications:
2008 IMAGINATION IN ACTION, Thoughts on Creativity by Painters, Sculptors, Musicians, Novelists, Poets, Teachers, Actors…, Carol Malyon, editor, "This Side Of Crazy"
2002 Fireweed - Tofo Stew
2004 Softly On This Earth, Ethan Smith, editor, Trafford Publishing
2004 Status Seekers, Carleton University School of Social Work

2017 The Inspired Heart MCInternational , Montreal, Quebec
2016 Polychrome Ink Anthology Santa Rosa, California
2016 “Sanguine Encounters With Greatness”
2016 editor/compiler “Literary Gourmet Revisited”
2015 Windsor Review anthology
2015 The Incredible True Tale of Two-Gun Cohen Roycroft Press
2015 CD spoken word with Jazz Band “Milton Acorn and The Free Speech Movement”
2014 IF There Is Somewhere To Go editor, Lesley Strutt, poems from the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poems
2014 Rampike Conflict and/or Concord
2014 Poemporium, Diversely MCInternational, Montreal, Quebec
“That Not Forgotten” anthology, Hidden Brook Press 2012
2013 Poems for Christmas, an Anthology of the Oakville Literary Cafe
2012, Labor of Love, editor Brandon Pitts
'Walking on Our Street” written for Big on Bloor Festival 2012
“Ruminations of a Fractured Diamond”, lyricalmyrical press 2012
“Kinoomaagewaagkong” tribute to Petroglyphs in 2012 Petroglyphs Provincial Park newletter
“A Lion of Judeah – tribute to Irving Layton” 2012 – Poetry Quebec
“A Coruscant Life”, 2011 TOPS publication, Beret Days Book
“Monday Nights at Butler’s Pantry” 2010, Cancyp Publication
2007 Toronto Star Christmas Story;
Imagination in Action (Mercury Press) chapter “This Side of Crazy”; York U (CWS) A Song for Doris (Anderson); Fireweed ; New Century Mag;
Toronto Star letters and article;
Let The Earth Take Note;
Women In the Arts Mag;
Literary Gourmet;
American Anthology of Poetry; Sunday Morning Poetry for Radio Q107;
Composed music to the poetry of Pete Seeger, Milton Acorn, Tennessee Williams, Margaret Atwood, Itsik Manger;
Beatniks and Other Sacred Voices (First Chapbook);
Sal Mineo, My Friend (Second Chapbook)

2012 Winner:
City of Toronto Community Engagement Award with Friendly Spike Theatre
2010 Bobbi Nahwegahbow Memorial Award
CAPAC (Composer’s, Authors, Publishers Association of Canada)7 years
Yamaha Classical Music Competition (vocal), Tokyo, Japan
Ben and Hilda Katz Fdn., Ossington Institute, Opportune Productions
honourable mention = Stellar Literary Award, Oshawa, Ontario
2000 winner of the KOTYK AWARD to further Dalcroze Awareness

Women Who Make a Difference
Women of Distinction, Constance E. Hamilton Award

SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors, Publishers of Canada)
League of Canadian Poets
The Stop Community Food Centre
Music Gallery
VOW – Voice of Women
SGI – Soka Gakkai Int’l ( Int’l Society for the Creation of Value)
TWAS – Toronto World Art Scene
Fat Albert’s – North America’s longest running folk music club
Canada-Cuba Friendship Association
Yiddish Vinkl – Yiddish language club
Table of Plenty – Complementary Medicine Committee, Mt. Sinai Hospital,
Koffler Breast Cancer Centre
3rd Seder Music Committee – Holy Blossom Temple
OWN – Older Women’s Network
Jewish Music Committee of Toronto (former Board member)
Inner City Angels (former Board member)
ISIS-Int’l School of Interdisciplinary Studies (former Board member)
Dalcroze Eurythmics Society
Singer’s Guild of Toronto
National Association of Teacher’s of Singing

FILM, TV and Book Consultations
Mother Tongue: A Woman’s History of Ethnic Canada (Susan Poisner)
Nobody Swings on Sunday, Harry Rasky, CBC
Portrait of a Street-The Heart and Soul of College, Sandra Danilovic, PBS
Nutcracker Suite (mouse voice) IMAX
General Idea (Miss General Idea), Jorge Saia, director
Avalon (consultant), Barry Levinson, director
Dream Tower (consultant), Ron Mann, director
Dream Tower book (consultant), Henry Mietkiewica and Bob Mackowicz
3rd Symposium on Love, Katherine Frey, director, QTV, NFB (Montreal)
People’s Court, TV promo with Jenny Jones, Santa Monica, California

selected anthologies:
1994 - LET THE EARTH TAKE NOTE - James Deahl, editor, "Gulp! War"
2004 - WITNESS - Serengeti Press, John B. Lee, editor, "Gulp!War"
2007 - MYTHWEAVERS Canadian Myths and Legends, Katherine Gordon, editor, Serengeti Press,
"The Legend of Leah"
2007 - WAGING CHANGE - Dina Ripsman Eylon, editor, Poetry Friendly Press,
"Gulp! War", "Poltroon" and "Politics"
2007 - BROADSPEAK - "Welcoming The Crone"
2008 - Canadian Women Studies - Doris Anderson Issue, Guest Editors Sally Armstrong, Sherrill Cheda, Michele Landsberg, Shelagh Wilkinson, York University Publication, "For Doris, A Song"
2008 - THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE - Kathleen M. Banchoff , editor, The McMaster University Centre for Gerontological Studies, "Bella"

Books in print:
2003 - BEATNIKS AND OTHER SACRED VOICES - published by Creative Vocalization Studio
2005 - Sal Mineo, My Friend - published by Passion Among the Cacti Press
Contact information:
Honey Novick
Suite 208 - 707 Eglinton Ave. WEST
Toronto, Ontario Canada M5N 1C8
phone: 416-782-7944
email: Honey
website: www.honeynovick.com