the semi-annual ottawa small press book fair is this weekend, and turns twenty-three years old! (we probably have exhibitors younger than the event at this point.)
friday night (7pm door/ 7:30pm readings): pre-fair readings by Ottawa poets Amanda Earl (launching a chapbook with shreeking violet) + natalie hanna (launching a chapbook with above/ground press) and Montreal poet Hugh Thomas at Parkdale Market’s Carleton Tavern.
saturday: the ottawa small press book fair! a whole slew of exhibitors from far and wide, including 40-Watt Spotlight, & co. collective, above/ground press, A Good Idea Publications, AngelHousePress, Apt. 9 Press, Arc Poetry Magazine, Asia Barclay, bird, buried press, Jessica Bromley Bartram Illustration & Design, Bywords / Bywords Quarterly Journal, Canthius Journal, catkin press, Chaudiere Books, Coven Editions, Charles de Lint, Flat Singles Press, The Grunge Papers, Thee Hellbox Press, In/Words magazine & press, Jeepney Zines, Juliana McDonald Publishing, Colin Knight, Lindenlea Paper, Ottawa Arts Review, Pace magazine, Phafours, Point Petre Publishing, Proper Tales Press, Puddles of Sky Press, Matthew N Roach, room 302 books / 1cent, Sonia Saikaley, SABL Cartoon Creations, shreeking violet press, Alberte Villeneuve and ZED Press.
noon to five pm. further information: smallpressbookfair.blogspot.ca/2017/08/the-ottawa-small-press-fair-autumn-2017.html
the best of the small press! how can you resist?