This looks like a great launch:
Join Anvil Press, Talonbooks, and New Star Books at Pulp Fiction Books for the launch of:
Further Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer by Stuart Ross (Anvil Press)
Subject to Change by Renee Rodin (Talonbooks)
Around the World on Minimum Wage by Andrew Struthers (New Star)
There will be wine and smiles and lots of stories!
This event is inspired both by Michael Turner’s legendary reading series (Reading Railroad) and Memewar’s reading series (Short Line), and features:
“writers from a variety of genres and backgrounds: from spoken word to highbrow prose – the up-and-coming, the student, and the venerable. The goal of the series is to encourage discussion and promote collaboration within Vancouver’s diverse literary community (or with members of other Canadian literary communities).”
I’ve been very inspired by the work of Michael Turner, so I’m very, very excited to read alongside him. Might even ask him to sign my copy of Kingsway or Hard Core Logo. *holds up copies and smiles like a nerd*
Also excited to hear from the other readers:
Sarah Selecky (This Cake is for the Party) http://www.sarahselecky.com/
Raj Grewal (spoken word)
And as mentioned, Michael Turner (Hard Core Logo; The Pornographer’s Poem)
Lastly, Sarah’s website / writing advice is golden!
So come on down. I’ve read at the Railway several times, and it’s always…interesting! And there’s beer.
Alex’s phenomenal new book of prose poems is out with Nightwood. I can’t recommend this enough. I’ll let Jen Currin’s great blurb spell it out:
“Prose poems, soundtracks, minifictions—the lyrical, multi-faceted pieces in The things I heard about you record the ways in which language makes and unmakes us.”
Buy the book here (or at your local bookshop!):
and follow Alex here:
The uber-talented and clever Mr. Morse wrote a series of “meta-texts”looking at different themes and ideas through the lens of many different poets. It veers from writer to artist to musician and composer with a dextrous hand. Well worth a read.
you can find Mr. Morse here:
Misfit Lit Magazine, featuring Kagan as their profile author, are having an event at Cafe Deux Soleils. Kagan will present work from Surviving Samsara, a collection of short stories and poems. Budoh Dancers! A cellist! You need no more reasons.
To learn more, see his website:
A warm congrats to Kevin Spenst on completing his 100-venue cross-Canada chapbook tour! Phenomenal! I read with Kevin, Jordan Abel and Shannon Rayne at Winsor Gallery, and he continued readings throughout the day to go from venue 91-100! Yowsa. There’s actually only one of him, by the way. So far. https://www.facebook.com/kevin.spenst
This promises to be very cool. Not only is Jen Currin very talented, but there’s music! And performance! And…well that’s enough! Get there. Link to FB event below.
Good grief! Humbled and pleased to be on the list, assembled by CBC for “Canada Writes”. Thanks to Dennis E. Bolen for the recommendation!
Interview with Rob Taylor up on PRISM International
Thanks again to Rob Taylor for a great interview. This has been picked up by PRISM…most humbled. Very cool.
Read it here: