Friday, October 22, 2010

Bywords' 2010 John Newlove Poetry Award

Bywords' 2010 John Newlove Poetry Award Reading
at the Ottawa International Writers Festival
Southminister United Church, 15 Aylmer
Monday, October 25, 2010, 6:30 pm- a free event

Launch of "The Glass Jaw" by Marcus McCann, the recipient of the 2009 John Newlove Poetry Award. With readings by this year's honourable mentions and award recipient to be announced at the reading, and music by the Companionship Registry.

"This year’s winner of the John Newlove Poetry Award stood out from a strong field of finalists for its rich execution of focalized perception and its economical rendering of character through the use of terse, gritty idiom." Jason Camlot, 2010 Bywords John Newlove Poetry Award Judge

The annual John Newlove Poetry award, launched in the fall of 2004, commemorates the honest, poignant and well-written poetry of John Newlove, an Ottawa resident for almost twenty years and poet who died in 2003.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Transparency Machine with Louis Cabri


a homecoming edition of 


with Louis Cabri 

The A B Series is delighted to present a homecoming edition of The Transparency Machine with Louis Cabri. During the late 1980's and early 1990's, Cabri organized the Experimental Writing Group in Ottawa with Rob Manery. They produced literary events that included The Transparency Machine reading series, then held at Gallery 101. Together, they published hole magazine and chapbook series.

The Transparency Machine is an event in which a poet is asked to give a reading from his or her work, and create, for that reading, a textual collage (of quotations and images) through which to talk about poetry. Pre-readings for Louis Cabri's October 30, 2010 Transparency Machine event have been posted to The A B Series web site.

Louis Cabri is author of —that can’t (Nomados) and The Mood Embosser (Coach House Books). He teaches modern and contemporary poetry, literary theory, and creative writing at the University of Windsor. Wrinkle Press recently published his leaflet What is Venice? (illustrated by Tim de Vries). His new book, Poetryworld, is being published this fall by Capilano University Editions.

* SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010 *

* Doors open 7:00pm *
* Presentation at  7:30pm *

Gallery 101
301 1/2 Bank Street
(top level)
Ottawa, Ontario