The Factory Reading Series:
Ashley-Elizabeth Best (Kingston)lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Stephen Brockwell (Ottawa)
+ Jane Kerrison (Ottawa)
Friday, July 22, 2016;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)
Ashley-Elizabeth Best [pictured] is from Cobourg and now lives and writes in Kingston. Her work has appeared, in CV2, Berfrois, Grist, dusie, Ambit Magazine and The Literary Review of Canada, as well as in the chapbook Now You Have Many Legs to Stand On (above/ground press, 2015). Her debut poetry collection Slow States of Collapse was shortlisted for the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and was published with ECW Press in April of 2016.
Stephen Brockwell is an Ottawa poet and small business schlub. His poems are forthoming in Arc and Inwords. He is preparing workshops on poetry and philosophy for the Ottawa Public Library. His chapbook Where Did You See It Last? appeared in June with Ottawa's Textualis Press, and he has a new poetry title out this fall—All of Us Reticent, Here, Together—with Mansfield Press.
Jane Kerrison is an Ottawa based writer whose work has appeared in Literary Laundry, carte blanche, Doll Hospital Journal, and Bywords, among other publications. She will soon launch a poetry centered Etsy store called Small Poetics, where she combines found poetry, tea and water colour paper into art.