Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Factory Reading Series: O'Reilly, Johnson, Watts + Neilson, March 3, 2017

span-o (the small press action network - ottawa) presents:
The Factory Reading Series:

"Frog Hollow Leaps into Ottawa"

with readings by:

Patrick O'Reilly (NL)
Chris Johnson (Ottawa)
Carl Watts (Kingston)
+ Shane Neilson (Hamilton)
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Friday, March 3, 2017
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)17

Patrick O'Reilly is a poet and critic from Renews, NL. He has written for untethered, The Walrus, and Numéro Cinq, where he is a masthead contributor. In 2017, he was featured in the In/Words 30 under 30 anthology.

Chris Johnson [pictured] lives and works in Ottawa where he is the co-ordinating editor for Arc Poetry Magazine. Some of his poems have previously appeared in In/Words Magazine, Ottawater, Matrix Magazine, The Steel Chisel, and (parenthetical). His new chapbook, Listen Partisan! And other stumbling Haibun, recently appeared with Frog Hollow Press.

Carl Watts is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Queen's University. His poetry has appeared in The Antigonish Review, CV2, Grain, and The Best Canadian Poetry 2014. Reissue is his debut chapbook.

Shane Neilson is a writer from New Brunswick. He edited two collections involving the work of the poet M. Travis Lane last year (The Witch of the Inner Wood, GLE & Heart on Fist, Palimpsest Press). His Dysphoria is soon to be released from PQL. Shane won the Robin Blaser Award in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Seattle Review Chapbook Contest by Claudia Rankine in 2016. Shane is also a physician and a Vanier Scholar at McMaster University where he is researching the representations of pain in Canadian Literature. He is the editor of Frog Hollow Press.

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