08 April 2009

Readings in Montreal and Kingston

Travelling to Montreal and Kingston next week to launch Buying Cigarettes for the Dog in a couple of local reading series. I love both those cities and I'm very excited about reading with the writers I'm reading with!

Here are the details for the Montreal event:

Matrix magazine, the QWF, and Pop Montreal present
a mid-April Pilot

Elizabeth Bachinsky
Stuart Ross
Michael V. Smith

& guests
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Green Room, 5385 St. Laurent

doors @ 8
readings @ 9

About the Readers

Elizabeth Bachinsky is the author of three collections of poetry, Curio (BookThug, 2005), Home of Sudden Service (Nightwood, 2006), and God of Missed Connections (Nightwood, 2009). Her work was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 2006 and the Bronwen Wallace Award in 2004 and has appeared in literary journals, anthologies and on film in Canada, the U.S., France, Ireland, England and China. Elizabeth is an instructor of creative writing at Douglas College in New Westminster where she is Poetry Editor for Event magazine.

Stuart Ross is the author of six full-length poetry collections, four works of fiction and a collection of essays, and is the editor of Surreal Estate: 13 Canadian Poets Under the Influence, poetry and fiction editor for This Magazine, poetry editor for Mansfield Press and a regular columnist for subTerrain. He is a founding member of the Meet the Presses collective and has led his Poetry Boot Camps across Canada. Stuart's latest book is the story collection Buying Cigarettes for the Dog (Freehand Books, 2009).

Michael V. Smith is the author of the award-winning novel Cumberland. His new poetry collection, Body of Text (BookThug, 2009), created with photographer David Ellingsen, is a concrete poetry flipbook. A writer, performer, filmmaker and occasional clown, Smith teaches at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Visit www.michaelvsmith.com.

And here's the guff on Kingston:

The Chameleon Nation presents

Elizabeth Bachinsky
Jason Heroux
Stuart Ross
& Michael V. Smith

Saturday, April 18, 3 pm
Chameleon Nation Creative Emporium
112 Princess Street

Jason Heroux is the author of two full-length poetry collections — Memoirs of An Alias and Emergency Hallejulah (both from Mansfield Press) — and several chapbooks. His work has appeared in anthologies and magazines in Canada, the U.S., Belgium, France and Italy. Jason lives in Kingston.

See bios for Bachinsky, Ross & Smith above.

Please help spread the word about these events!

Over and out.


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