Tuesday, November 03, 2009

some upcoming rob (& one or two other) readings;

Wednesday, November 4 - 7:30 p.m. - Tricks of the Poetry Trade - Ottawa-based poet, editor and fiction writer rob mclennan will discuss his work, his creative process, and offer some proven tips for getting published.

Call Malcolm Matthews at 905-935-0581 for more information. St. Catharines Library.
Friday, November 13 at 7:30pm, St. Catharines ON; The Grey Borders Reading Series Proudly presents...
Catherine Owen, rob mclennan, and Jenny Sampirisi
Strega Cafe, 19 King Street, St. Catharines

Tuesday, November 24 in Toronto, 8-9:25pm; rob mclennan reads at the Art Bar Reading Series with Jacob Scheier & TBA;

Clinton’s, 693 Bloor Street West; donations accepted but not required; featured readers + open stage;

Jacob Scheier is a Toronto writer, currently residing in New York City. His first poetry collection More to Keep us Warm (ECW Press, 2007) won the 2008 Governor General's Award for English language poetry. His poems have appeared in several literary journals in North America and have been aired on CBC radio. He is a regular contributor of articles and essays to Toronto's NOW Magazine and New York's The Indypendent. His poem "You're the Kind of Woman" was recently published in the anthology Leonard Cohen: You're Our Man.

Friday, November 27, 2009, Ottawa; doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm

the semi-annual pre-ottawa small press book fair reading
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
at The Carleton Tavern (upstairs), Armstrong at Parkdale, Ottawa

with readings by Michael Dennis (Ottawa), Spencer Gordon (Toronto), Michelle Desbarats (Ottawa), Garry Thomas Morse (newly in Ottawa) & Lisa Pasold (Toronto); with the ottawa small press book fair happening the following day at noon; http://robmclennan.blogspot.com/2009/10/ottawa-small-press-book-fair-pre-fair.html

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 7:30pm; TORONTO; rob's second novel, Missing Persons, launches

as well as a number of other titles (tba) as part of the fall Mercury Press launch at Supermarket in Kensington Market, Toronto; http://www.supermarkettoronto.com/

In this short, generous, and lyrical novel, which seems to take place entirely outdoors in prairie weather, rob mclennan helps us discover, gradually a young Saskatchewan woman whose name is Alberta, creating in the process a portrait that is enduring, and endearing.
-- John Lavery

With no words wasted, this short novel is a sharp, lyrical, and mysterious look at the solace of silence and the struggle between the promise of the water and the power of the land.
-- Diane Schoemperlen


Thursday, December 3, 2009; The Yellow Door, POETRY AND PROSE READING

3625 Aylmer, Montreal
(between Pine & Prince Arthur); Tel: 514-845-2600; Founder, producer/host Ilona Martonfi 514-939-4173 ilona.martonfi@sympatico.ca
Doors 7:00 pm Reading 7:30 pm; At the door $5; An evening of Poetry, Prose & Music
rob mclennan with Stephen Morrissey, Susan McMaster, Jon Paul Fiorentino & Michael Mirolla.

"We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, and the League of Canadian Poets."

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