February Reading Series: Launching issue 17.2


mercredi 28 de 20h30 à 23h00

Fuseau horaire : Toronto (GMT-05:00)

Clocktower Brew Pub Regulars
575 Bank street
K1S 5L7 Ottawa

In/Words Magazine and Press

Our reading series this month is a bit different. We're featuring a series of performances by poets and writers who appear in issue 17.2. Copies of the issue will be sold for $5. There's amazing food and drinks (of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic variety). It's a super cozy place to spend a winter night.

The event is in the basement room at the Clocktower. The entrance is towards the back of the main room and down a flight of stairs.

Current lineup includes Natalie Hanna, Dorian Bell, Ren Iwamoto, Jennifer Pederson, Rob Thomas and Conyer Clayton.

CONYER CLAYTON is an Ottawa based writer who aims to live with compassion gratitude and awe. She has two chapbooks: “The Marshes” (& co collective, 2017) and “For the Birds. For the Humans.” (battleaxe press, 2018). She has been published in Prairie Fire, The Maynard, In/Words, Bywords, and Transom, and others. She is the winner of Arc's 2017 Diana Brebner Prize and received 3rd place in Prairie Fire's 2017 Poetry Contest. Check out conyerclayton.com for updates on her endeavours.

DORIAN BELL writes. sometimes doesn't. sometimes forgets. he also likes taking pictures and destroying pictures.

JENNIFER PEDERSON is an Ottawa grandmother, musician, poet, and teacher. Her work has appeared in in/words magazine and online at Bywords.ca. Her work was included in battleaxe press's the bird philomela (2015) as well as & co's Indistinguishable (2017). Her poem "The Child Who Didn't Make A Sound" was produced as a broadside by battleaxe press (2016). She directs The Sawdust Reading Series and has a solo album forthcoming in spring 2018.

NATALIE HANNA is an Ottawa lawyer and an alumna of Carleton and Ottawa Universities. Her writing focusses on feminist, political and personal themes. She runs battleaxe press, is the Administrative Director of the Sawdust Reading Series, and serves as board member and newsletter editor for Arc Poetry Magazine.

REN IWAMOTO is a creature from beyond the veil. They divide themselves between Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary. Their work has appeared in Bywords and their poetry chapbook "Travelling Trauma Museum" was published by In/Words (Sept. 2017).

ROB THOMAS writes poems and other things in Ottawa. His creative work has appeared in Grain, SubTerrain, Broken Pencil, Bywords and others. He won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2013 and has an exceptional chapbook called Brood. These days he can sometimes be found blogging about fatherhood at CBC Parents.

Open mic to follow. As always, there are fun prizes for you to take home at the end of the night.

The beautiful cover image is by Nicole Crozier. See her website at https://nicolebcrozier.com/

Clocktower Brew Pub Regulars
575 Bank street
K1S 5L7 Ottawa

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