Thursday, September 14, 2023

The Factory Reading Series: Adrienne Adams, Dessa Bayrock + Jason Christie,

The Factory Reading Series Presents:

readings by:
Adrienne Adams (Calgary)
Dessa Bayrock (Ottawa)
Jason Christie (Ottawa)
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Monday, October 9, 2023
Doors 7pm / Reading 730pm
837 Somerset Street West (at Rochester Street,

Adrienne Adams: artist, poet, writer, curator, herb nerd and gardener living and breathing in Treaty 7 territory, dedicated to creating safer inter-sectional space to honour the feminine. She founded and curated Woolf’s Voices, a reading series and collective (2013-2023) with the mission of creating safer intersectional space. You can view her art and writing in filling Station, Herizons, The Firework New Forum, Freefall, NōD, Antilang, Lida, Corvid Queen (Sword & Kettle Press), Deathcap (Coven editions), Rose Quartz, Politics/letterslive (Car Poems), Polyglot, M(O)thering anthology (Inanna Press), Artizein: Arts & Teaching Journal, Herizons, Art-Care Practices for Restoring the Communal (by B. Bickle & M. Fisher) and others. Her chapbook Red Heads was released by above/ground Press in 2022

She has featured at the Single Onion Reading Series, South Country Fair, The New Beat, The Storytellers (IndieYYC), Expressions Poetry, FlyWheel, U of C Spoken Word, YYCSPEAK, PPF, Ignite Festivals and many others, and co-curated for Single Onion and CiSWF.

Dessa Bayrock lives in Ottawa with two cats, one of whom is very loud and almost always nearby. She ran post ghost press for two years and has published three chapbooks: IS IT ABOUT RUINS AND GHOSTS?, The Trick to Feeling Safe at Home, and Worry & Fuck. She recently completed a doctorate about Canadian literary awards. You can find her, or at least more about her, at, or at @dessayo on Instagram.

Jason Christie [pictured] lives and writes in Ottawa. He is the author of Canada Post (Invisible), i-ROBOT (Edge/Tesseract), Unknown Actor (Insomniac), and Cursed Objects (Coach House). His most recent chapbooks are: Glass Language Untitled Exaltation (excerpt) (above / ground) and Heavy Metal Litany (Model press). He is looking for a home for a new manuscript of poetry he wrote with the help of several Python scripts. Most recently, he is trying to get AI to not write poems that rhyme.

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