Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Factory Reading Series: Quinn, Clayton + Bandukwala, June 13, 2018

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

with readings by:
Shannon Quinn (Toronto)
Conyer Clayton (Ottawa)
+ Manahil Bandukwala (Ottawa)

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
doors 7pm/reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

Shannon Quinn was born in Kanata. Her formative years were spent in the Hazeldean Mall. She has lived in Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge, Thunder Bay and Iqaluit. She now calls Toronto home. She works in mental health and previously worked for CBC Radio. Her first book, Questions for Wolf, was published by Thistledown Press. Her work has most recently appeared in CV2, ARC, Grain, Prairie Fire and Geez. Nightlight for Children of Insomniacs (Mansfield Press) is her second full length collection.

Conyer Clayton [pictured] is an Ottawa based writer who aims to live with compassion, gratitude, and awe. She has 2 chapbooks forthcoming: Undergrowth (bird, buried press, June 2018), and Mitosis (In/Words Magazine and Press, August 2018). For the Birds. For the Humans. was released with battleaxe press in February 2018. Her work appears in Prairie Fire, The Fiddlehead, The Maynard, In/Words, Bywords, Transom, and others. She won Arc's 2017 Diana Brebner Prize, 3rd place in Prairie Fire's 2017 Poetry Contest, and honourable mention in The Fiddlehead's 2018 poetry prize. She is a member of the sound poetry ensemble Quatour Gualour. Check out for updates on her endeavours.

Manahil Bandukwala is a Pakistani poet and artist currently living in Ottawa. She is an editor for In/Words Magazine & Press and is on the editorial board of canthius. Her work has appeared in, the Puritan, In/Words, Coven Editions, Room Magazine and others. You can find her work on her website at

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