The Factory Reading Series:lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Jeremy Hanson-Finger (Ottawa)
Gary Barwin (Hamilton)
+ Robert Hogg (Mountain)
Saturday, February 27, 2016;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)
Jeremy Hanson-Finger's [pictured] first novel, a mystery/black comedy set in the Ottawa Civic Hospital, will be published by Invisible Publishing in April 2017. Born in Victoria, he attended Carleton University, where he was an editor of Ottawa's only literary erotica magazine, The Moose & Pussy (now defunct). After moving to Toronto to work in publishing, he co-founded the literary magazine Dragnet (currently on hiatus). He moved back to Ottawa in January after five years away. His website is http://hanson-finger.com.
Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multidisciplinary artist, and the author of 20 books of poetry, fiction, and books for kids as well as numerous chapbooks. His most recent books are the short fiction collection, I, Dr Greenblatt, Orthodontist, 251-1457 (Anvil) and the poetry collection, Moon Baboon Canoe (Mansfield) which won the Hamilton Literary Award for Poetry. His novel, Yiddish for Pirates, will appear in April 2016 from Random House Canada. A PhD in music, Barwin was 2014-2015 Writer-in-Residence at Western University. He has taught creative writing at a number of colleges and universities and lives in Hamilton, Ontario.
Robert Hogg was born in Edmonton, Alberta on March 26, 1942. When the child was nine, his father bought a ranch in the Cariboo region in the interior of British Columbia, where the family spent three years; from there they moved to Burnaby, and later Abbotsford and Langley in the Fraser Valley where Hogg finished high school in 1960. He spent the next four years in the English and Creative Writing program at the University of British Columbia where he came into contact with the Black Mountain poets and their poetics and participated in the Tish poetry movement. After graduating in the spring of 1964 Hogg hitch-hiked to Toronto, visited the poet, Charles Olson, in Buffalo, and applied to study under him in the graduate program of the English Department of the State University of New York. Hogg later wrote his doctoral dissertation on Olson under the supervision of Robert Creeley. He completed the course work for the PhD in the spring of 1968 and accepted a position at Carleton University in Ottawa where he taught Modern and Post-Modern American and Canadian Poetry and Poetic Theory until his retirement in 2005.
He is the author of the poetry collections The Connexions (Berkeley CA: Oyez Press, 1966), Standing Back (Toronto: Coach House Press, 1972), Of Light (Toronto: Coach House Press, 1978), Heat Lightning (Windsor ON: Black Moss Press, 1986) and There Is No Falling (Toronto: ECW Press, 1993). In 2012, above/ground press produced his chapbook from Lamentations. A new edition of the chapbook with updated materials will be launching at this event.