A bunch of upcoming things. Here. Read 'em if you want. Here. Really.
OK, I swear I'm going to get back to blogging. It's important that I blog. If not to you, then to me.
A little round-up to kick things off:
FEBRUARY 11: WYCHWOOD BARNS FARMER’S MARKET: 100-MILE LITERARY DIET
I’ll be joining Denis De Klerck, publisher of Mansfield Press, as we sit behind a table of Mansfield books and my own books, from about 8 am till 1 pm, at Wychwood Barns (on Wychwood Avenue, just a couple blocks south of St. Clair West). Drop by and say hello, and have a look at some excellent poetry, fiction, and non-fiction! I’ll have copies of my recent chapbook, Cobourg Variations, plus a bunch of other stuff, and over on the Mansfield part of the table you’ll find new books by Lillian Necakov, Carey Toane, Rishma Dunlop, George Bowering, and lots more!
FEBRUARY 12: DRAFT READING SERIES
The next day, I’ll be doing my first public Toronto reading in ages at the Draft Reading Series, at 3 pm at The Only Café, 966 Danforth (at Donlands). I’ll be reading some new fiction, as well as a sneak preview of my forthcoming poetry book. Also on the bill: Ann Elizabeth Carson, Kathryn Mockler, Mark Sampson, and Noreen Shanahan. Admission is by donation, plus you get a free copy of the new issue of the print version of Draft. Hope to see you there!
SOMETIME IN MARCH: POETRY BOOT CAMP
I’m bringing back the ever-popular Poetry Boot Camp, with a few old favourites and a bunch of new writing strategies, and it’ll happen on a Saturday in March and it’ll go from 10 am to 5 pm and it’ll cost $85 and you’ll write at least a dozen poems and it’ll be painless. If you’re interested in taking this workshop, please drop me a note at hunkamooga [at] sympatico [blip] ca. I should have the timing and location details firmed up next week.
AND THEN IN APRIL...
I’ll be launching my new poetry book, You Exist. Details Follow., from Vancouver-based Anvil Press. I’ll let you know where and when. I’ll also be hosting the Mansfield Press launch that month, featuring four new poetry books under my “a stuart ross book” imprint: a debut collection by Jaime Forsythe, as well as a third collection by Alice Burdick, plus new books by beloved poetry vets Nelson Ball and David W. McFadden. Again, you’ll be hearing more from me about that soon.
MEANWHILE, ON THE INTERNET...
You can read three new poems by me on the Maple Tree Literary Supplement site.
AND HERE’S SOMETHING THAT’S ONGOING...
One-on-one Writing Coaching: Do you have a poetry, fiction, or non-fiction manuscript you’re trying to complete? Have you just begun writing? Have you been writing for ages but want give yourself new challenges and workouts? I offer one-on-one writing coaching, in person, over the phone, and via Skype. Single sessions, in which we look at 10 to 15 pages of your work, cost $75. If you pay in advance for five sessions, the cost is $300 (or $60 per session). Drop me a note if you have any questions?
Over and out.