27 November 2010

I'm reading on Monday in Kingston — plus Ben Walker, Anne McLean and John Lavery!

One of the greatest pleasures of my residency at Queen's this fall has been organizing a series I've called The Real Resident Reading Series. These readings, without exception, have been dream readings for me. Last Sunday, I also put together a stand-alone event featuring six Mansfield Press poets I've worked with: about 50 people showed up on a Sunday late-afternoon and most stayed to the not-so-bitter end: it was a long night, because several of the writers got stuck in a traffic jam on the 401, just a few kilometres outside of town. In the end, all was well.

This Monday, I'm reading in my own series, even though that's bad form! I'll be joined by musician Ben Walker, translator Anne McLean and novelist John Lavery. It's going to be a great evening.

Over and out.

21 November 2010

Today, Mansfield Press invades Kingston. Plus: Fuck Facebook

Today! 5:15! Ben's Pub! Kingston! The Mansfield Press Kingston Poetry Invasion featuring readings by the serene Jason Heroux, the surprising Leigh Nash, the mysterious Lillian Necakov, the wily Peter Norman, the optimistic Natasha Nuhanovic, the turbulent Jim Smith. All for free! And hosted by the neurotic Stuart Ross. See you there!

I really do have to make this blog part of my (professional) life again.

Fuck Facebook. I'm not leaving quite yet, but still, fuck it.

Over and out.

17 November 2010

Kingston Poetry Invasion this Sunday!

OK, I'm straying off Queen's campus this Sunday to present six poets I've worked with through Mansfield Press. Here's the info. Please send all your Kingston friends to it. And tell them to bring all their friends and their colleagues and their hostages.

I mean, holy cow, this is one heck of a fine array of broad-ranging poets!

Over and out.

10 November 2010

Stuart Ross's New Book Trailer

I'm a freakin' self-promotion machine!

Over and out.

07 November 2010

Real Resident 4!

Oh, man, I'm buried in stuff.

But last week's Slow Reading / Quick Writing workshop was so successful. What a great group of people. And last weekend's Writers' Boot Camp in Windsor was a lot of fun too. Big group - 21 people. But we wrote a lot.

And here's this, for tomorrow. Very, very excited about this reading, the fourth in my Real Resident Reading Series. Please tell all your Kingston friends!

Over and out.

04 November 2010

Slow Reading / Quick Writing

Oh, many, what am I getting myself into?

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Join Queen’s University writer-in-residence
stuart ross for workshops in slow reading
and quick writing throughout November!

4th-floor lounge, Watson Hall
Thursdays, 5:30–7 pm
November 4, 11, 18, 25 (come to 1 session or all 4!)

Each week, we’ll read a single page by 5 writers.
Real relaxed-like. We’ll talk about words, about
sentences, about paragraphs. Then we’ll write like fiends.

Drop by 529 Watson each week to pick up the readings.

More info? Write Stuart at hunkamooga@sympatico.ca

a workshop for writers

Over and out.