span-o (the small press action network - ottawa) presents:
The Factory Reading Series
pre-small press book fair reading
featuring readings by:
Marthe Reed (NY State)lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
David Menear (Toronto/Montreal)
Chris Eaton (Toronto)
Nicholas Power (Toronto)
+ Renée Sarojini Saklikar (Vancouver)
Friday, June 6, 2014;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)
as a preview for the following day’s ottawa small press book fair!
Marthe Reed is the author of four books: Pleth, a collaboration with j hastain (Unlikely Books 2013), (em)bodied bliss (Moria Books 2013), Gaze (Black Radish Books 2010) and Tender Box, A Wunderkammer (Lavender Ink 2007). A fifth book of poems will be published by Lavender Ink (2014). She has also published six chapbooks (Dusie Kollektiv, above/ground press, and Shirt Pocket Press). Her collaborative chapbook thrown, text by j hastain with Reed’s collages, won the 2013 Smoking Glue Gun contest and will appear in 2014. An essay on Claudia Rankine’s The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue appears in American Letters and Commentary. She is Co-Publisher of Black Radish Books.
David Menear has spent most of his life between Toronto and Montreal, but has also lived in both London, U.K. & Divonne, France. Schooled in NYC. A father of four he is back in Toronto at ‘The Beach’ writing hard and playing tennis with enthusiasm and mediocrity. His short stories have been published in QWF/Carte Blanche & The Danforth Review. Poetry included in The International Nelson Mandela Tribute Anthology & Ditch. He will be launching a new chapbook produced by Amanda Earl’s DevilHouse!
Chris Eaton is the author of four books of fiction, most recently Chris Eaton, a Biography, and occasionally writes and performs music under the name Rock Plaza Central. He lives in Toronto but his heart still resides in New Brunswick.
Nicholas Power [pictured] is a founding member of the Meet the Presses literary collective, and has performed with the storytelling duo The Wordweavers and the sound poetry ensemble Alexander’s Dark Band. He works as a psychotherapist in private practice. He has been published by Underwhich Editions (wells), The Writing Space (a modest device), and Battered Press (No Poems). Poems have appeared in Rampike, Descant, bywords.ca, leafpress.ca and ottawater.com. He has been editing and publishing with his own Gesture Press for 30 years. His new book just out from Tekst Editions is called Melancholy Scientist.
Educated at the University of British Columbia (B.A., LL.B) and a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio, Renée Sarojini Saklikar writes thecanadaproject, a life-long poem chronicle. Work from thecanadaproject appears in literary journals and newspapers, including The Vancouver Review, Geist, SubTerrain, Poetry is Dead, CV2, and Arc Poetry Magazine and in the anthologies, Alive at the Center, Contemporary Poems from the Pacific Northwest, and Force Field, 77 Women Poets of British Columbia. Renée’s elegiac sequence, children of air india, un/authorized exhibits and interjections, (Nightwood Editions, 2013) is the first book length poetic examination of the bombing of Air India Flight 182 to be published in North America. Renée serves as a mentor for SFU’s Southbank Writers Program and is the co-founder of a new poetry reading series, Lunch Poems at SFU. http://thecanadaproject.wordpress.com Twitter: @reneesarojini