12 April 2012

Workshop & reading at the Prince Edward County Authors' Festival!

I'm thrilled to be part of the Prince Edward County Authors Festival, with both a Poetry Boot Camp tomorrow (Friday) and a reading on Saturday.

The Boot camp is filling up, but there are still a few spaces left. On Saturday I'm reading with poet/novelist Alison Pick and my slightly less than arch-nemesis Hal Niedzviecki.

Here are the details:

Poetry Boot Camp with Stuart Ross
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. At Wellington Public Library, 261 Main Street, Wellington. This workshop is limited to twelve attendees. Pre-registration is required. A relaxed but lively workshop for beginning poets, experienced poets, stalled poets, and haikuists who want to get beyond three lines. Poetry Boot Camp focuses on the pleasures of writing poetry and the riches that spontaneity brings, through some unusual and exciting writing strategies. We'll also touch on revision and collaboration. You will write in ways you've never imagined. Arrive with an open mind, and leave with a heap of new poems! - $40.

1:30pm Fiction/Poetry Readings with Hal Niedzviecki, Stuart Ross and Alison Pick

Upstairs at Books & Company, 289 Main Street, Picton. This space is now fully accessible by elevator. Saturday sessions are $8 each, or $20 for an all-day pass

Please contact Books & Company to register for the Friday afternoon workshops or buy tickets for the Friday evening Mix & Mingle Cocktail Hour, the all-day Saturday pass and individual Saturday sessions. For further information: 613.476.3037 or info@pictonbookstore.com

In other news, the Toronto launch of You Exist. Details Follow. was a great success last week. Evan Munday put together a great party, Dani Couture was a warm and wonderful host, the folks from Type were consummate booksellers, and I was so happy to read with writers as great as Walid Bitar, Patrick Friesen, and Susan Steudel. The 30 copies of my book quickly sold out at the book table, and I sold another 9 contraband copies from my own batch of 10.

Over and out.


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