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Thursday May 9-Saturday May 11, 2013
@ Art Metropole 1490 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Canada M6K 1T5

There's More To Life Than Books, But Not Much More Public Seminar

Art Metropole hosts a three-day public seminar curated by Benjamin Thorel, with Laure Giletti (castillo/corrales, Paraguay Press, Paris), Chris Lee (Scapegoat, Toronto), Anouk Pennel (Studio Feed, Montreal), Patricia No (Publication Studio Portland), Kajsa Ståhl (Åbäke, London/Paris), Maki Suzuki (Åbäke, Dent-De-Leone, London/Paris), Benjamin Thorel (castillo/corrales, Paraguay Press, Paris), and more. Including Lazy Susan, a rotating notation machine by Jp King (Toronto).



Day One: The factory of the book, the situation of collaboration and the redefinition of author and (social) labour related to this.

Day Two: The practices of exchange and distribution and their spaces, “independent” institutions of the book: magazines, niche bookstores, for instance. 

Day Three: The question of the public and of reading, along the famous formula according to which: “Publication is the making of a public.” (Matthew Stadler, Publication Studio) 

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Sunday April 21st, 6-8:30pm
@ Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street New York, 10012

HOLLY ANDERSON reads at The Mom Egg Spring Reading and Party

Holly Anderson, author of The Night She Slept With A Bear, will be reading at The Mom Egg Spring Reading and Party on April 21st starting at 6pm. 

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April 20, 2013, 5pm
@ Tsunami Books 2585 Willamette Street Eugene, OR 97405

HOWARD W. ROBERTSON reads at TSUNAMI BOOKS

Howard W. Robertson will be reading at Tsunami Books in Eugene, OR at 5pm on April 20, 2013. He will be reading from his new book of poems, titled Odes To The Ki Of The Universe. The event is called "A Pacific Northwest Evening" and will also include Seattle poet John Burgess, Seattle novelist Matt Briggs, and Eugene writer Ralph Salisbury. The event is part of Tsunami Books' Third Saturday Literary Readings series.

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April 11-13, 2013
@ DANSPACE PROJECT 131 East 10th Street New York, NY 10003

Food for Thought curated by BRUCE ANDREWS, CHRISTINE SHAN SHAN HOU, STACY SZYMASZEK

Three nights of dance performances curated by poets! April 11-13, Thursday-Saturday starting at 8pm at Danspace Project. 


$5 with two cans of food; or $10. No reservations. First-come, first-served! 

Thursday:
A Walk on the Wild Side 

Friday:
A Foot is to Kick With

Saturday:
Envisioning the Future Can Be Dangerous

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April 5, 7pm
@ Publication Studio 717 SW Ankeny St. Portland, OR 97205

HOWARD W. ROBERTSON, MATT BRIGGS & TREVOR DODGE read at PS PDX

PS authors, Howard W. Robertson and Matt Briggs will be reading along with Trevor Dodge, host of Possible Architect podcast. Nora Robertson will be introducing the featured authors. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Please join us and enjoy these amazing authors' work!


Howard W. Robertson is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Eugene, Oregon. He has published six books of poems: ODES TO THE KI OF THE UNIVERSE (Publication Studio, 2012); TWO ODES OF QUIDDITY AND NIL (Publication Studio, 2010); THE GAIAN ODES (Evening Street Press, 2009); THE BRICOLAGE OF KOTEGAESHI (The Backwaters Press, 2007); ODE TO CERTAIN INTERSTATES AND OTHER POEMS (Clear Cut Press, 2003); and TO THE FIERCE GUARD IN THE ASSYRIAN SALOON (Ahsahta Press, 1987). He was the 2010 Henry Art Gallery Poet-in-Residence and the winner of the 2009 Sinclair Poetry Prize, the 2007 Jack Straw Author Award, the 2006 Elizabeth R. Curry Prize for Poetry, and the 2003 Robinson Jeffers Prize for Poetry. His poems have been published in many literary journals, including most recently in YELLOW MEDICINE REVIEW, SNOW MONKEY, SLAB, SQUARE LAKE, HIPFISH, NEST, LITERAL LATTE, NIMROD, FIREWEED, and ERGO. His poetry has been anthologized in LITERAL LATTE: THE ANTHOLOGY (iUniverse, 2008); WHERE WE LIVE NOW (www.suddenly.org, 2008); the JACK STRAW WRITERS ANTHOLOGY (Jack Straw Productions, 2007); THE CLEAR CUT FUTURE (Clear Cut Press, 2003); THE EMILY DICKINSON AWARDS ANTHOLOGY (Universities West Press, 2002); and the AHSAHTA ANTHOLOGY: POETRY OF THE AMERICAN WEST (Ahsahta Press, 1996). He has been among the winners of various other poetry awards, including the Bumbershoot Award, the Emily Dickinson Award, the Robert Frost Foundation Award, the Intown Award, the Literal Latté Award, the Pablo Neruda Award, and the Pacifica Award. His long ecological ode titled “The clay slide by the Kalapuya” can be seen on the SNOW MONKEY website. Videos of his poems are on YouTube. Texts for each video can be found at the blog Odes to Gaia.


The Oregonian wrote of Matt Briggs’s novel, Shoot the Buffalo (Clear Cut Press), “Not since the emergence of Sherman Alexie has the Northwest produced such a unique narrative voice.” Matt Briggs is the author of eight works of fiction including The Remains of River Names and The Strong Man. His novel, Shoot the Buffalo, was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and was awarded an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation in 2006. You can find him online at: suburgian.com


Born amidst the sad cartoon of Nixon’s America and Evel Knievel’s ill-fated jump across the Snake River Canyon, Trevor Dodge spent big chunks of his childhood listening to Jackson 5 and Journey records. Everything was going fine until his next door neighbor brought over Queen’s News of the World album; the cover art depicted a massive robot squishing people between its fingers. Needless to say, twenty years of nightmares started immediately.

Trevor Dodge has taught courses in fiction writing, comics and game studies at Illinois State University, Boise State University, Pacific Northwest College of Art and Clackamas Community College. He hosts the writing and creative arts podcast Possible Architect. His first novella, Yellow #10, was published in 2003; a collection of short fiction, Everyone I Know Lives On Roads, followed in 2006.


Nora Robertson writes fiction, poetry, reviews, and essays, which have appeared in such publications as Plazm, Redactions, Alimentum, Monkeybicycle, Portland Monthly, Citadel of the Spirit: Oregon’s Sesquicentennial Anthology, and the anthology The Frozen Moment. Her recipe poem, “How to Boil an Egg,” was nominated by Redactions for a 2007 Pushcart Prize and adapted with video artist Jason Bahling into a short poetic film exploring a cooking show gone awry, The Body Show. She produces and writes the New Oregon Interview Series, which explores Portland’s evolving creative culture and is currently serialized on plazm.org. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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