Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Ottawa, Toronto + Edmonton book launches, rob mclennan's gifts

For those who haven't heard, I've a new poetry collection out with Talonbooks this spring, as well as one out with Ireland's Salmon Poetry. The Talonbook, gifts, will be launching in Edmonton through The Factory (West) Reading Series, in Ottawa, at the ottawa international writers festival, Sean Moreland's New Stalgica Poetry Series, and Toronto at the Pivot Reading Series (with possible add-ons in Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria). My fourteenth trade poetry collection, and, what, eighteenth book in total? Yipes...

Hopefully see some of you at one or more of these events!

This is also the book that includes a slightly tweaked version of my ALBERTA SERIES chapbook, sex at thirty-eight: letters to unfinished g., published by above/ground press while I was out west, and online as a downloadable pdf but recently.

I don't know how available (yet) my Irish book will be in Canada once it's out, but I'll certainly have copies of my own available.

Edmonton AB: Wednesday, April 22, 2009
7-10pm, Vintage Lounge, 10124-124 Street. Readings and new titles by bill bissett, rob mclennan, Adeena Karasick, Kevin Kerr and Garry Morse.

Ottawa ON: Tuesday, April 28, 2009
8:30-10:00pm, Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Humanities, 314 St. Patrick Street, Corner of Cumberland, as part of the ottawa international writers festival. Poetry and new titles by rob mclennan, Garry Morse, Adeena Karasick and bill bissett. Ticket info here.

Ottawa ON: Monday, May 11, 2009
Open Mic @830; featured readers @915, music to follow; Cafe Nostalgica, 603 rue Cumberland Street, Ottawa (at the University of Ottawa), as part of the New Stalgica Poetry Series, May Edition, hosted by Sean Moreland & JF LaFleche. Featured readings by rob mclennan and Gwendolyn Guth. Info:

Toronto ON: Wednesday, June 3, 2009
8:00-11:00pm, The Press Club, 850 Dundas Street West. Readings by rob mclennan, poet Marianne Apostolides and fiction writer Steven Mayoff. Info:

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