Saturday, June 07, 2008


Friday, June 20, 2008
doors 7pm, readings 7:30pm
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan

The Carleton Tavern (upstairs), 223 Armstrong Avenue (at Parkdale)

with readings by:
Jason Camlot (Montreal)
Jon Paul Fiorentino (Montreal)
David McGimpsey (Montreal)
Stuart Ross (Toronto)
Mike Spry (Montreal)

author bios:

Jason Camlot is the author of three collections of poetry: The Animal Library, Attention All Typewriters and the brand-new The Debaucher (Insomniac Press). His critical works include Language Acts (co-edited with Todd Swift) and Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Critic: Sincere Mannerisms. His poems and critical essays have appeared widely in journals and anthologies including New American Writing, Postmodern Culture and English Literary History. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford and is Associate Professor of English at Concordia University in Montreal.

Jon Paul Fiorentino [see his 12 or 20 questions here] is the author of The Theory of the Loser Class and Asthmatica. He lives in Montreal where he teaches writing at Concordia University and is the Editor of Matrix.

David McGimpsey was born and raised in Montreal. He has a PhD in English Literature and is the author of the award-winning study Imagining Baseball: America's Pastime and Popular Culture. His travel writings frequently appear in the Globe and Mail and he writes the ‘Sandwich of the Month’ column for EnRoute magazine. He teaches at Concordia University. His most recent publication is the poetry collection Sitcom (Coach House), shortlisted for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry.

Stuart Ross is author of six poetry collections, three works of fiction, a collection of essays, editor of Surreal Estate (anthology of Canadian surrealist poetry), poetry and fiction editor of This Magazine, and a regular columnist for subTerrain, and has long been considered one of the cornerstones of Canadian small press. His most recent title is the poetry collection Dead Cars in Managua (DC Books).

Mike Spry is from Ottawa and now lives in Montreal where he is the Managing Editor of Matrix. Snare Books will publish his first book, Jack, in the fall.

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1 comment:

April said...

I'm really looking forward to this event -- it will be my first reading in Ottawa, so I am excited to experience the 'scene' here in my favourite city. Great list of authors as well!