Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Factory Reading Series pre-small press book fair reading, November 24: Earl, Thomas + hanna,

span-o (the small press action network - ottawa) presents:

The Factory Reading Series
pre-small press book fair reading
featuring readings by:

Amanda Earl (Ottawa)
Hugh Thomas (Montreal)
and natalie hanna (Ottawa)

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan

Friday, November 24, 2017;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

[And don’t forget the ottawa small press book fair, held the following day at the Jack Purcell Community Centre]

Amanda Earl writes poetry, prose and visual poetry in Ottawa. She's managing editor at, fallen angel of AngelHousePress, co-host of The Small Machine Talks podcast with a.m. kozak, editor of the Close Reading Service for New Women Poets and chief troublemaker at the Home for Whimsical Misfits. More about chapbooks, books, awards, grants and professional stuff at

Hugh Thomas is a poet and translator living in Montréal, where he teaches mathematics at UQAM.  His most recent chapbook, Six Swedish Poets, was published in the summer of 2015 by above/ground press.  It records his attempt at translating Swedish poems without knowing any Swedish.

natalie hanna
[pictured] is an Ottawa lawyer working with low income populations, and an alumna of Carleton and Ottawa universities. Her writing focusses on feminist, political, and personal themes. In 2016, she joined the Sawdust Reading Series as Administrative Director and joined the board of Arc Poetry Magazine later that year. She runs battleaxe press - a local poetry small press. dark ecologies is her ninth chapbook, and second with above/ground press (this evidence against you, 1999). "dark ecologies" tries to balance identity and violence.

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