Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Factory Reading Series presents: a workshop chapbook launch,

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

The Factory Reading Series
launching a chapbook anthology (produced through above/ground press)
featuring participants from rob mclennan's most recent poetry workshop:

featuring readings by:

Marie-Andree Auclair
allison calvern
Allie Duff
Laurence Gillieson
Janna Klostermann
Leah MacLean-Evans
Sneha Madhavan-Reese
+ Billie Moss
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Friday, December 7, 2018;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

This is the third “rob mclennan poetry workshop” chapbook, after cycle 7 (April 25, 2003), with poems by Lindsey Barr, Robynn Collins, Brendan Hodgson, James Irwin, Soraya Peerbaye, LM Rochefort, Suzanna Showler and Mary Trafford; and assignment: zero (December 2015) with poems by Frances Boyle, Amanda Earl, Claire Farley, Rosemarie Krausz, Barbara Myers and Dawn Steiner.

For information on further workshops, check out the link at: http://robmclennanauthor.blogspot.com/

author biographies:

Marie-Andree Auclair’s poems have appeared in a variety of print and online publications in Canada, the United States, Ireland and in the United Kingdom. Her chapbook, Contrails was released by In/Words Magazine and Press/Ottawa. She lives in Ottawa, Canada.

allison calvern
lives in Vanier on a street sandwiched between two cemeteries—dead centre of town. She writes a few poems while collaborating on a graphic novel with local artist, Benjamin Comeau.

Allie Duff is originally from St. John’s, NL and now lives in Ottawa, ON. Allie writes poems, performs stand-up comedy, and occasionally plays electric guitar. She is a proud co-founder of Spoken Word St. John’s, an organization that hosts monthly poetry open mics.

Laurence Gillieson began writing in high school as a way to deal with the growing realization that math is stupid. She honed her skills at the University of Ottawa (with a BA in English Literature), followed by Algonquin College (Print Journalism, followed shortly after by Dramatic Scriptwriting). Her poetry has been published in Bywords and in a university anthology. She has had a couple of short plays produced at the NAC’s Fourth Stage and on CKCU radio. She currently works part-time at the gift shop of the Ottawa Hospital General Campus. She shares her writing with multiple other interests and hobbies, including reading, cooking, and creating sometimes useful things with yarn.

Janna Klostermann (@jannaKlos) is a feminist writer, recreational performer and PhD student in Carleton’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Her academic and artistic work wrestles with how to respond to suffering, how to be with others in vulnerable moments, and how to tell our own stories in solidarity with others. The chips help.

Leah MacLean-Evans writes poems and stories in Ottawa. Her work has appeared in Canthius, untethered, Qwerty, On Spec Magazine, and elsewhere. She was the 2017 fiction winner of the Blodwyn Memorial Prize and the 2018 winner of the League of Canadian Poets’ National Broadsheet contest. She has an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan and is the proofreader of Grain. Find her online at macleanevans.ca or @penanddragon.

Sneha Madhavan-Reese is the author of the poetry collection Observing the Moon. Her writing has appeared in publications around the world, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2016. She is the 2015 winner of Arc Poetry Magazine’s Diana Brebner Prize and was a finalist for a 2018 National Magazine Award. She lives with her family in Ottawa.

Billie Moss is an educator who lives in Ottawa with her partner, toddler, and cat.

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