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Upcoming Book and Chapbook Launches

What a wild literary city. 6 events in the evening time slot of Thurs., Nov 25th. Here are two:

Apt. 9 Press is proud to present a night of poetry readings from William Hawkins, Leigh Nash and Peter Gibbon.

8:00pm Raw Sugar Cafe (692 Somerset St. W.)
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William Hawkins – Sweet & Sour Nothings
Leigh Nash – Landforms
Peter Gibbon – eating thistles

See Apt 9 for further information on each book.


7:00pm, Mother Tongue Books (1067 Bank St. Ottawa)

Claudia Coutu Radmore launches a moment or two/ without remembering

“These poems are in the voices of my actual direct ancestors and their close ancestral relatives between the years 1672 to 1792. Speakers were chosen who would best portray the history, culture and actual experiences of New France settlers.”

Two days before those is the Ottawa launch of Pith & Wry: Canadian Poetry
Tuesday, 23 November 2010, 6:30–8 pm, Arts Court Library, (2 Daly Ave).

Please join us to lift a glass to celebrate with 21 contributors from Ottawa and beyond:

Amanda Earl • Ben Ladouceur • Blaine Marchand • Cameron Anstee • Claudia Coutu Radmore • Colin Morton • Dave Margoshes • Dean Steadman • dee Hobsbawn-Smith • Grant Savage • Gwen Frankton • Heather Ferguson • Mary Lee Bragg • Peter Gibbon • Rachael Simpson • Roger Nash • Ronnie R. Brown • Susan McMaster • Sylvia Adams • Terry Ann Carter

“New poetry, in a wide variety of voices and styles, from 45 living authors, renowned, established, and emerging, from sea to sea to sea…” Anchored by such figures as Margaret Atwood, Lorna Crozier and Don McKay, Pith & Wry brings together national and international award winners, provincial, local and specialty prize recipients, poets laureate, and distinctive newcomers, from Victoria to Iqaluit, from Windsor to St. John’s.

Followed at 8 pm by Tree reading series with Colin Morton and Dave Margoshes.

Pith & Wry is also available from • Collected Works • Mother Tongue Books • Scrivener Press at

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