Saturday, June 24, 2006

the small press action network - ottawa (span-o) and The Ottawa Art Gallery Present:
The Factory Reading Series
Thursday, July 6th, 7pm

Stephanie Bolster (Montreal)
& Monty Reid (Ottawa)

free; The Ottawa Art Gallery (in the Arts Court Building), main floor, the Arts Court Building, 2 Daly (at Nicholas) [map here]
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan

Author bios:

Stephanie Bolster has published three collections: White Stone: The Alice Poems, which won the Governor General's Award and the Gerald Lampert Award in 1998; Two Bowls of Milk, which won the Archibald Lampman Award and was shortlisted for the Trillium Award; and Pavilion. Biodome is her second chapbook with above/ground press, which she will be launching, after Three Bloody Words in 1996. Born and raised in Vancouver, she lived in Ottawa from 1996 to 2000, when she moved to Montreal to teach creative writing at Concordia University. She recently edited The Ishtar Gate: Last and Selected Poems by the late Ottawa poet Diana Brebner and is working on a book of poems about zoos. Her first book, White Stone, will soon appear in French with Le Norot, translated by Daniel Canty.

Born in Saskatchewan and a long-time resident of Alberta, Monty Reid currently lives in the Ottawa, where he is Director of Exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Among his dozen books are Dog Sleeps (NeWest Press), Flat Side (Red Deer Press) and Crawlspace (Anansi). Recent chapbooks include Sweetheart of Mine (BookThug) and Cuba: A Book (above/ground). A three-time Governor-Generals nominee, he has published poetry and essays in periodicals throughout the country and internationally. His work has appeared in journals as varied as Capilano Review, Canadian Geographic, The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Museum Studies, Prairie Fire and Ottawater, among others. A new collection of poetry, Disappointment Island, is scheduled to appear from Ottawa's Chaudiere Press in 2006. He plays guitar and mandolin in the band The Exhibitionists.

the small press action network - ottawa (cleaning out yr literary clogs since 1996); thanks to The Ottawa Art Gallery for providing space and much love.

next factory reading: tba

for more information, contact rob mclennan @ 613 239 0337 or check out The Ottawa Art Gallery website or the (new) official Factory Reading Series link.

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