Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Factory Reading Series : smith, Blackman, Anstee, Million + Simpson, October 11, 2014;

with readings by:
jesslyn delia smith
Jeff Blackman
Cameron Anstee
Justin Million
and Rachael Simpson
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Saturday, October 11, 2014;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)


Five approximately Ottawa-based poets are hitting the road. jesslyn delia smith, Jeff Blackman, Cameron Anstee, Justin Million, and Rachael Simpson are reading in four cities in five days, taking their show to Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, and Peterborough from October 11-15, 2014.

Apt. 9 Press is publishing a book to mark the occasion. Five is Apt. 9’s first venture into publishing a book with a spine, and is currently being printed at the legendary Coach House in Toronto. Five collects new work.

Follow along at anaccordofpoets.wordpress.com.

jesslyn delia smith lives in Ottawa, ON, where she works 9-5 in a real estate office. 2014 poems have appeared in ottawater and The Steel Chisel, and her most recent chapbook the grass is a yard now, again was published in fall 2013 by Apt. 9 Press.

Jeff Blackman [pictured] grew up shy in Thornhill, ON, then got a little brave, moved to Ottawa, ON, and has a great love for the roads in between. His poetry has appeared over the last year or so via Blacklock’s Reporter, Bywords, and The Steel Chisel. Last year saw the publication of his first solo chapbook in some time, So Long As The People Are People, which is pretty much his hymnal.

Cameron Anstee lives in Ottawa, ON, where he runs Apt. 9 Press and is pursuing a PhD studying Canadian literature at the University of Ottawa. He has published chapbooks with above/ground press (Ottawa), The Emergency Response Unit (Marmora), and In/Words (Ottawa).

Justin Million [pictured] lives in Peterborough, ON, sells shoes in Pickering, ON, and might even make it to Toronto, ON someday.

Rachael Simpson’s poetry has been published in Canada (including as a broadsheet through above/ground press) and the United States. She lives in Ottawa, ON.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Jordan Abel at The TREE Reading Series, Ottawa, September 23, 2014

above/ground press author and Vancouver resident Jordan Abel heads east for his first Ottawa reading, appearing at The TREE Reading Series alongside David Groulx on September 23, 2014.

For a complete list of upcoming readers at The TREE Reading Series, check out their website at http://www.treereadingseries.ca/readings