The Factory Reading Series
with readings/launches by:
Matthew Firth (Ottawa)
Christine McNair (Ottawa)
+ Bardia Sinaee (Ottawa)
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Thursday, December 1, 2011;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)
Matthew Firth has run his own independent micro press, Black Bile Press, since 1993. He edits/publishes the literary magazine Front & Centre. His publications include the short story collection Can You Take Me There, Now?; Fresh Meat; Suburban Pornography & Other Stories (Anvil Press, 2006) and his brand-new Shag Carpet Action (Anvil Press, 2011).
Christine McNair's work has appeared in cv2, Prairie Fire, ditchpoetry.com, Arc, the Bywords Quarterly Journal, Descant, and assorted other places. Her first collection of poems, Conflict, is forthcoming with BookThug in spring 2012. She works as a book doctor in Ottawa, is one of the hosts of CKCU Lit Landscapes, and blogs at www.cartywheel.wordpress.com. She launches her new chapbook, Notes From A Cartywheel (AngelHousePress, 2011).
Bardia Sinaee lives, writes, erodes and calcifies in Ottawa, Ontario. The unlikely story of his stint as a penalty-killing specialist for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League has been optioned for a film by Dwayne The Rock Johnson.