Thursday, February 26, 2009

Haiku Events

The Haiku North America will be held at the National Library in Ottawa from August 5-9. Early bird registration for the conference ends May 31.

The Haiku Canada Conference, which had tentatively booked for Ottawa this year, will be in Vancouver May 15-17 to spread the wealth of access. The Haiku Canada speakers include:

Winona Baker
Janick Belleau
Marco Fraticelli
Joanne Morcom
Michael Dylan Welch

and Alice Frampton leading the kukai

Early registration closes March 30th.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Gary Barwin & Gregory Betts perform THE OBVIOUS FLAP in The A B Series

The A B Series presents


performed by electronic sound poetry duo

Gary Barwin & Gregory Betts


Doors open 7:30pm, show 8pm
Friday, February 20th, 2009 The Mercury Lounge 56 ByWard Market Square Ottawa, Ont. Admission $7 at the door


Gary Barwin (Hamilton) and Gregory Betts (St. Catharines) perform THE OBVIOUS FLAP, a performance text with dialogue, mixed-media and sound poetry.
As part of the evening's program, Betts and Barwin launch Chora Sea, a chapbook published by Toronto's Emergency Response Unit. Publishers, Leigh Nash and Andrew Faulkner, will be in attendance.



Poet, writer, composer, and performer, GARY BARWIN lives in Hamilton, Ontario. His work has been performed and published internationally. His books include frogments from the frag pool (poetry; with derek beaulieu), Doctor Weep and Other Strange Teeth (fiction), Raising Eyebrows (poetry) and Outside the Hat (poetry). A new book of poetry, is forthcoming from Coach House. His PhD thesis was a composition combining live computer processing, spoken text, and electronics. He can be found at garybarwin dot com and serifofnottingham dot blogspot dot com.

GREGORY BETTS is the author of If Language (2005), Haikube (2006), and The Others Raisd in Me (forthcoming, Fall 2009). He is the Co-Editor of PRECIPICe literary magazine and curates the Grey Borders Reading Series in St. Catharines. His poetry, essays, and manifestos have appeared in books, journals, and anthologies across Canada and in six countries besides. He currently lives in St. Catharines where he teaches Canadian and Avant-Garde Literature at Brock University.


Raffle with book prizes from publishers BookThug, Brick, University of Ottawa Press and ECW + gift certificates from local restaurants to be awarded.

Chora Sea
and other literature will be available from the book table.

The A B Series thanks The Mercury Lounge, The City of Ottawa, our volunteers and raffle sponsors for their support.


For more information: Max Middle Artistic Director The A B Series (613) 237-4309