The Factory Reading Series presents:
A VERSeFest Fundraiser
with lectures/talks on writing by
Cameron Anstee (Ottawa)Pearl Pirie (Ottawa)+ Stephen Brockwell (Ottawa)
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Thursday, November 15, 2012;
10$ door cover / includes a copy of The Peter F Yacht Club #17
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
Cameron Anstee lives and writes in Ottawa ON where he runs Apt. 9 Press and is pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the University of Ottawa. Recent chapbooks have been published by above/ground press (Ottawa), The Emergency Response Unit (Toronto) and St. Andrew Books (Ottawa). He blogs at www.cameronanstee.wordpress.com.
Pearl Pirie [photo credit: Charles Earl] has been organizing the Tree Seed Workshop Series for the Tree Reading Series since 2009. She is always on the lookout for new facilitators to bend their poetic passion to mentor local writers there. She tweets, photographs and verbs about town. Her blogs include pesbo, Humanyms, and Eaten Up. Her poetry collections include Thirsts (Snare, 2011) Mammals of Hoarfrost (Corrupt Press, 2011), Between Stations (epiphany press, 2011), been shed bore (Chaudiere, 2010) and over my dead corpus (AngelHouse, 2010). She is working on a couple full-length manuscripts. Her author site is www.pearlpirie.com
Stephen Brockwell is the author of 4 books of poems. Fruitfly Geographic won the 2004 Archibald Lampman Award for the best book of poetry by an Ottawa writer. His Excerpts from Impossible Books is an interminable work in progress, with two (one, two) sections of such appearing with chapbooks by above/ground press. Brockwell runs the small business www.brockwellit.com from his basement, borrowed office space and coffee shops.