Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Van Gogh's Ear: Gabrielle McIntire, Amanda Earl + rob mclennan‏; Friday February 18, 7pm, at Collected Works;

Come celebrate the Canadian contributors to international prose & poetry anthology series Van Gogh's Ear, the most popular of international books in the field of creative writing! Based in Paris, France and published in conjunction with Allen Ginsberg's Committee on Poetry in New York City, Van Gogh's Ear has gained international acclaim since its debut in 1992 for its eclecticism and original creative work by all walks of life ...- celebrated poets, authors, artists and other discovered talents.

Ottawa's independent Collected Works Bookshop & Coffeebar, who has been serving the vibrant Canadian community with the best in Canadian, American and British literature, will be hosting a book reading to celebrate the end of the critically-acclaimed anthology series and pay tribute to the Canadian writers who have contributed some of their amazing work (some of whom include writers Margaret Atwood, Molly Peacock, Gordon Downie & David Helwig). Reading from their own published works in the series are Canadian writers:

Gabrielle McIntire - Queen's University literature professor and recipient of the W. J. Barnes Arts and Science Undergraduate Society Award for Excellence in Teaching; author of Modernism, Memory, and Desire: T.S. Eliot & Virginia Woolf; and poet whose creative and absorbing poetry has been published in The Literary Review of Canada, The Cortland Review and Kingston Poets' Gallery.

Amanda Earl - poet, publisher, and wordsmith extraordinaire who has been a major contributor to Ottawa's literary community for several years. Her sexually explicit erotica, poetry, and even sensual restaurant reviews have appeared online and in literary journals including Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, Spire Poetry Poster, and The Dusty Owl Quarterly. She currently pilots local lit projects Bywords Quarterly Journal and AngelHouse Press.

rob mclennan - one of Ottawa's most recognizable poets, radical authors, and all-round literary action figures who has published over two dozen trade books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction including a compact of words, missing persons, and wild horses. He also runs above/ground press and Chaudiere Books and attracts hundreds of readers each week with his literary blog (robmclennan.blogspot.com) where he regularly posts reviews, essays and interviews.

The reading event will be followed by a Q&A. All seven volumes (including the latest and final installment, The Supernatural Edition) will also be available for sale.

Friday, February 18 @ 7pm
Collected Works Bookshop & Coffeebar

1242 Wellington Street West
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 3A4, Canada
Phone: (613) 722-1265 www.collected-works.com

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