Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Factory Reading Series pre-small press book fair reading

span-o (the small press action network - ottawa) presents:

The Factory Reading Series pre-small press book fair reading

with readings/launches by:

Rachael Simpson (Ottawa)
David Blaikie (Ottawa)
Christian McPherson (Ottawa)
Michael Lithgow (Gatineau)
+ George Elliott Clarke (Toronto)

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Friday, November 16, 2012;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

Rachael Simpson's chapbook Eiderdown (Apt 9 Press) will appear in Fall
2012. She lives in Ottawa.

David Blaikie grew up in rural Nova Scotia and spent more than four
decades years in journalism and communications, including 18 years as a
Parliamentary Press Gallery reporter with The Canadian Press, The Toronto
Star and Reuters. Returning to poetry in recent years, he won the
inaugural Tree Reading Series chapbook contest in 2011 for his entry,
Farewell to Coney Island, which appeared with Tree Press in 2012. He lives
in Ottawa.

Michael Lithgow is a PhD candidate in the School of Journalism and
Communication. His poetry has appeared in Arc Magazine, The New Quarterly
and Fiddlehead. Selections of his work have been included in Rutting
Season (Buffalo Runs Press, 2009) and Undercurrents: New Voices in
Canadian Poetry (Cormorant Books, 2010). His first solo collection,
Waking in the Tree House, was published in Spring 2012 by Cormorant Books. He is
currently a contributing editor at, research associate with
the Canadian Alternative Media Archive project, and director of His doctoral research explores aesthetics, truth and dissent
in digital and performance cultures.

Poet, playwright, novelist and literary critic George Elliott Clarke won
the Governor General's Award for Poetry for Execution Poems (Gaspereau
Press, 2001). His most recent book is Red (Gaspereau Press, 2011), and his
chapbook Selected Canticles appeared recently with above/ground press. He
is currently the E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the
University of Toronto.

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