The Factory Reading Series:
with readings by:lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Adriene Gruber (Vancouver BC)
Chris Johnson (Ottawa ON)
+ Ben Ladouceur (Ottawa ON)
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
doors 7pm/reading 7:30pm
Vimy Brewing Company
145 Loretta Ave N #1, Ottawa
Adrienne Gruber is the author of three books of poetry, Q & A (Book*hug), Buoyancy Control (Book*hug) and This is the Nightmare (Thistledown Press), and five chapbooks. She won the Antigonish Review’s Great Blue Heron poetry contest in 2015, SubTerrain’s Lush Triumphant poetry contest in 2017, and her chapbook Mimic was awarded the bp Nichol Chapbook Award in 2012. Originally from Saskatoon, Adrienne lives in Vancouver with her partner and two daughters.
Chris Johnson is the Managing Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine. His chapbook, Listen, Partisan!, is from Frog Hollow Press, and his chapbook Gravenhurst, a failed record of a roadtrip in haibun is newly out from above/ground press. @ceeeejohnson
Ben Ladouceur is the author of Mad Long Emotion, a poetry collection published by Coach House Books. His first collection, Otter, was selected as a best book of 2015 by the National Post, nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, and awarded the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best debut collection in Canada. In 2018, he received the Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for emerging LGBT writers. He lives in Ottawa.