Loud Mouths - Kanada Concrete

Loud Mouths - Kanada Concrete

I will give a brief reading along with numerous poets from Kanada Concrete at the Happy Goat Company, 35 Laurel

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm


The Vispo Bible

The Vispo Bible

As part of Kanada Koncrete: Making Poetries in the Digital Age, I will be giving an artist's talk on the Vispo Bible. 
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Arts Building, 75 Laurier East

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 11:00 am
Doors Open 10:45 am


Bizarre Poetry Bazaar Exhibition and Sale- Kanada Concrete

Bizarre Poetry Bazaar Exhibition and Sale- Kanada Concrete

I will have a half table to exchange, sell and give away visual poetry from the Vispo Bible, in the form of posters and chapbooks. University of Ottawa, 60 University Private, Lobby

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


Peter F. Yacht Club Regatta/Reading/Xmas Party 2017

Peter F. Yacht Club Regatta/Reading/Xmas Party 2017

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan;
 
The Peter F. Yacht Club annual regatta/christmas party/reading

at The Carleton Tavern (upstairs)
233 Armstrong Avenue (at Parkdale Market)
Friday, December 29, 2017
doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm


with readings from yacht club regulars and irregulars alike, including Roland Prevost, D.S. Stymeist, Chris Johnson, Amanda Earl, Christine McNair, Chris Turnbull (weather permitting), Frances Boyle, Anita Dolmanand rob mclennan (and most likely some others).


readings! joyousness! possibly even cookies! 

 HOW COULD YOU SAY NO TO COOKIES?!?!?

Friday, December 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


ottawa small press book fair pre-fair reading fall 2017

ottawa small press book fair pre-fair reading fall 2017

i will be reading from my new chapbook, "wintered" beautifully published by shreeking violet press. other readers include Natalie Hanna and Hugh Thomas. [photo credit, Marilyn Irwin; chapbook pictured with M's assistant, Mei]

The Carleton Tavern
223 Armstrong, Upstairs

Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


In/Words Travel Issue Launch at the Fox and Feather

In/Words Travel Issue Launch at the Fox and Feather

Join the In/Words team as we launch our first issue of the year! Issue 17.1 is a travel themed issue.

The launch will feature readings by Amanda Earl, Conyer Clayton, Justin Lam, Ian Martin and Sarah Cole. You can also buy the issue at the event, so bring some $$. 

Come out and enjoy great readings while munching on snacks and drinking great beer.

Fox and Feather, 283 Elgin

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm


International Festival of Authors 2017

International Festival of Authors 2017

i'm pleased to be reading at two events at IFOA, my first time at the festival. 

1.

In Conversation: Chantel Acevedo & Amanda Earl
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 2:00 PM, Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

What does it take to change one’s life? What price is one willing to pay? Chantel Acevedo and Amanda Earl discuss the stories of resilient and free-spirited women with Susan G. Cole. Hosted by Alexandra Grigorescu.


2.

Poetic New Worlds
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – 4:00 PM, Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre

Spend an afternoon with poetry and discover new worlds. Enjoy readings by Roo Borson, Mireia Calafell, Amanda Earl, David Goldstein, Jennifer LoveGrove, John Nyman, Nicholas Power, Stuart Ross and Dane Swan. This event will feature 2016 CBC Poetry Prize winner Michael Fraser. Hosted by Phoebe Wang.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Doors Open 2:00 pm


the above/ground press 24th anniversary reading/launch/party

the above/ground press 24th anniversary reading/launch/party

above/ground press presents readings and other such by an array of poets:
Stephanie Bolster (Montreal)
Adele Graf (Ottawa)
Kristina Drake (Hawksbury)
Amanda Earl (Ottawa)
+ rob mclennan (Ottawa)
lovingly hosted by above/ground press author and Apt 9 Press editor/publisher Cameron Anstee
7:30pm door/8pm reading
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Backdrop Food & Drink
160 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa
http://www.thebackdrop.ca/

$5 at the door; includes a copy of a recent above/ground press title


Stephanie Bolster has published four books of poetry, the first of which, White Stone: The Alice Poems, won the Governor General's and the Gerald Lampert Awards in 1998. Her latest book, A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth (Brick Books, 2011) was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Award. Work from her current manuscript-in-progress, Long Exposure, from which this chapbook is also drawn, was a finalist for the Canada Writes/CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. Editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008 and co-editor of Penned: Zoo Poems, she was born in Vancouver and teaches creative writing at Concordia University in Montréal.

She will be launching the chapbook GHOSTS.

This is Stephanie Bolster’s fourth above/ground press chapbook, after the original Three Bloody Words (1996), Biodome (2006) and Three Bloody Words: Twentieth Anniversary Edition (2016). She also appeared in the fifth issue of the long poem magazine STANZAS (April 1995).

Adele Graf’s poems have appeared in many Canadian journals including The Antigonish ReviewCV2The Dalhousie ReviewThe FiddleheadRoom and Vallum. Her first poetry collection, math for couples, was published this spring by Guernica Editions. 

She will be launching the chapbook a Baltic Friday early in grey.

Kristina Drake writes and edits in the wilderness of East Hawkesbury, Ontario. Her poems have previously appeared in Carte BlancheSoliloquies and Yalla!as an above/ground press broadside, and as a Tuesday poem on Dusie.

She will be launching the chapbook Ornithology.

Amanda Earl is an Ottawa writer, publisher and visual poet. She’s the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress. More information is available at AmandaEarl.com.

She will be launching the chapbook Lady Lazarus Redux.

This is Earl’s fifth chapbook with above/ground press, after Eleanor(2007), The Sad Phoenician’s Other Woman (2008), Sex First & Then A Sandwich (2012) and A Book of Saints (2015).

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennancurrently lives in Ottawa, where he is home full-time with the two wee girls he shares with Christine McNair. The author of more than thirty trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, he won the John Newlove Poetry Award in 2010, the Council for the Arts in Ottawa Mid-Career Award in 2014, and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2012. In March, 2016, he was inducted into the VERSe Ottawa Hall of Honour. His most recent titles include The Uncertainty Principle: stories, (Chaudiere Books, 2014) and the poetry collection A perimeter (New Star Books, 2016). He has two poetry collections forthcoming: Life Sentence (Flat Singles Press, 2018) and Household items (Salmon Poetry, 2018). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Christine McNair), The Garneau Reviewseventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poeticsTouch the Donkey and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater. He is “Interviews Editor” at Queen Mob’s Teahouse, a regular contributor to the Ploughshares blog, and an editor/managing editor of many gendered mothers. He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com

He will be launching the chapbook It's still winter.

This is mclennan's millionth chapbook with above/ground press. There are too many to list.

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Doors Open 7:30 pm


Canthius Issue 4.0 launch

Canthius Issue 4.0 launch

Celebrate the launch of Canthius 04 with readings from Natalie Hanna, Laboni Islam, Emily Sanford, and Amanda Earl. 
Birling Skateboard Shop, 562 Somerset W.

Join us for snacks and drinks at this summery outdoor reading. Copies of issue 04 will be available for $10 (cash only). We'll also be slinging a limited number of Canthius x Alisha Davidson tote bags! 

Natalie Hanna is a queer Ottawa lawyer of Middle Eastern heritage, whose writing focusses on feminist, political, and personal themes. She runs battleaxe (small) press, is the Administrative Director of the Sawdust Reading Series, and serves as newsletter editor and board member at Arc Poetry Magazine. Her work has appeared with above/ground press, in/words, and phafours press, among others. Her poems in this issue also appear in a forthcoming chapbook with above/ground press (Fall 2017).

Laboni Islam is a poet and arts educator. Her poetry has appeared in echolocation, FreeFall, (parenthetical), spiral orb, The Unpublished City Anthology, and wildness. She teaches at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Aga Khan Museum, animating the gap between art and young audiences. Born in Canada to Bangladeshi parents, she lives in Toronto. 

Emily Sanford was born in Nova Scotia and holds an MA in Literature and Performance from the University of Guelph. She is the winner of the 2016 Eden Mills Writers' Festival Literary Award for Poetry, was shortlisted for the Janice Colbert Poetry Award, and won third place in the 2017 Blodwyn Prize for Fiction. One of her recent poems was listed amongst The 10 Best Poems of 2016, by Vancouver Poetry House. Her work appears in Grain Magazine, Minola Review, newpoetry.ca, (parenthetical), and Plenitude Magazine. Emily works at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, as the Creative Writing Program Administrator.

Amanda Earl is an Ottawa poet, managing editor of Bywords.ca, fallen angel of AngelHousePress, and occasional fiction writer. Her first poetry book, Kiki, came out with Chaudiere Books in 2014.

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm


Tree Chapbook Award Reading

Tree Chapbook Award Reading

Marty Gervais, Roger Nash + Tree Chapbook Winner (that's me!) Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank.
I will be reading from Grace: City Poems under the Influence of Barnes, Buckley, Cixoux, Jacobs, Midol, the seasons, melancholy and gin, which includes the winning chapbook, "Electric Garden." 
A video recording of the reading graciously provided by Tree.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Doors Open 8:00 pm


Poetry Now Battle of the Bards

Poetry Now Battle of the Bards

i'll be competing with 19 other emerging and established poets for a chance to read at Toronto's International Festival of Authors in the autumn. the reading takes place at Harbourfront, 235 Queens Quay W. in the Brigantine Room.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


Canthius Issue 3 Launch in Toronto

Canthius Issue 3 Launch in Toronto

CANTHIUS 03 LAUNCH & READING
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Likely General
389 Roncesvalles Ave., Toronto, 

Be the first to get your paws on the latest issue of Canthius. Join us for snacks, drinks, and readings from contributors, including: 

DOYALI ISLAM
AMANDA EARL
NICOLE BREWER
LISA RICHTER

Copies of the magazine will be available for $10.

Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm


Ottawater Issue 13 launch

Ottawater Issue 13 launch

Come out to the launch of the thirteenth issue of ottawater, featuring new writing by Susan J. Atkinson, Jennifer Baker, Meagan Black, Ronnie R. Brown, Faizal Deen, Amanda Earl, Adele Graf, Sarah Hatton, a.m. kozak, Sarah McDonell, rob mclennan, Alcofribas Nasier II, Pearl Pirie, Nicholas Power, Ryan Pratt, Roland Prevost, Claudia Coutu Radmore, Monty Reid, Sonia Saikaley, Ronald Seatter, Dean Steadman, Lauren Turner and Gabriel Wainio-Théberge.

The launch, featuring readings by a number of this issue’s contributors, will be held on Saturday, January 28, upstairs at The Carleton Tavern, Parkdale at Armstrong; doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm. 

Lovingly hosted by editor/publisher rob mclennan.

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


The Peter F. Yacht Club annual regatta/christmas party/reading

The Peter F. Yacht Club annual regatta/christmas party/reading

The Peter F. Yacht Club annual regatta/christmas party/reading

at The Carleton Tavern (upstairs)
233 Armstrong Avenue (at Parkdale Market) UPSTAIRS
Thursday, December 29, 2016
doors 7pm, reading 7:30pm

with readings from yacht club regulars and irregulars alike, including Claire Farley, Amanda Earl, Frances Boyle, Pearl Pirie, rob mclennan, Roland Prevost, Marilyn Irwin, Chris Turnbull, etc.

Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


Vallum Magazine and Chapbook Montreal Launch

Vallum Magazine and Chapbook Montreal Launch

GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR WILD SIDE!!! 

VALLUM: Contemporary Poetry magazine is launching its new issue 13:2 "THE WILD" and two new chapbooks by YUSUF SAADI and JAN ZWICKY! Please join us at The Emerald (No Name Bar, 5295 Parc Av.), Monday, November 7th to celebrate these exciting, new publications! 

DOORS: 7:00
READINGS: 7:30

Hosted by Montreal comedian extraordinaire, BRAD MACDONALD.

POETS READING: 

JERAMY DODDS
MEGAN CALLAHAN
GREG SANTOS
AMANDA EARL
ILONA MARTONFI
JAY RITCHIE
More TBA

The magazine and chapbooks will be available to purchase at a special rate! 

Monday, November 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


Railroad

Railroad

I will be reading from my work-in-progress, "Grace." I am grateful for funding received from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa for this manuscript.
Also reading will be Bywords selectors JC Sulzenko and Carol A. Stephen; and Toronto poet Suzanna Derewicz.

Pressed Cafe Ottawa, 750 Gladstone; there's an open mic also.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Doors Open 2:30 pm


BEYOND SURFACE: CLOSE READING & RESPONSE BASED ON SOUND, SHAPE & SYMBOL

BEYOND SURFACE: CLOSE READING & RESPONSE BASED ON SOUND, SHAPE & SYMBOL

In this workshop we will read a poem aloud & explore its non-semantic attributes to glean elements that resonate in order to write poems in response or simply to appreciate it. Too often in poetry, readers are focused solely on semantic surface meaning rather than considering other elements that make up a poem’s music, and mood. Let’s see what happens when we focus on sound, shape (including line break, punctuation, line length), symbol (including imagery, free association with Jungian archetypes, mythology). Each participant will write something (a line, a poem, an image) inspired by the source poem and will share the results with the group.
Tree Reading Series, Gallery 101, 51 B Young Street

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:45 pm
Doors Open 6:30 pm


The bird, philomela: launch & ORCC fundraiser

The bird, philomela: launch & ORCC fundraiser

On Wednesday, June 29th, 2016, the Sawdust Reading Series will host the launch of "the bird, philomela." This chapbook, edited by Natalie Hanna (battleaxe press), focuses on women’s interpretations and opinions of assault and sexual assault. This chapbook is being prepared as part of a fundraiser poetry reading for the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre (ORCC), and proceeds will be contributed.
Please come out for an evening of powerful poetry and to help us support the critical work that the ORCC does for those in our community.
Sawdust Reading Series, Pour Boy, 495 Somerset W., upstairs

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm


Resonance Reading Series

Resonance Reading Series

Off to Montreal to read Kiki at the Resonance Cafe, 5175 Av du Parc with Elee Kraljii Gardiner
Alison LaSorda
Jacob McArthur Mooney
Alison Strumberger

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:00 pm


In/Words Presents

In/Words Presents

Launch of my chapbook with music tbd and opener poetry by a.m. kozak & music by Subhraj Singh. Clocktower Pub, 575 Bank. Come read at the open mic.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:00 pm


Shakespeare on the Hill

i'm reading with George Elliott Clarke, the Parliamentary Poet Laureate, Monty Reid and others at this invitation only event on Parliament Hill. The event is sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets and is on the theme of Shakespeare and The Road.

Friday, April 22, 2016 at 12:00 am
Doors Open 2:00 pm


Lit LIve Hamilton

Lit LIve Hamilton

reading in Hamilton with six other writers of fiction and poetry. i'll be reading from Kiki. hope to see you there. 

Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 7:31 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


MOUTHQUAKE: Ottawa Launch

MOUTHQUAKE: Ottawa Launch

The new novel from Montreal's Daniel Allen Cox is a perverse and sexy story, launching with equally perverse & sexy special guests Marcus McCann and Amanda Earl. Venus Envy, 226 Bank Street

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Doors Open 6:30 pm


Tree Reading Series Presents Amanda Earl and Roland Provost

Tree Reading Series Presents Amanda Earl and Roland Provost

Amanda Earl: Poet, publisher and smut writer, author of Kiki
Roland Prevost: Poet and editor, author of Singular Plurals.
preceded by workshop at 6:45pm: LITTLE LITERARY HAIBUN workshop with Claudia Coutu Radmore
& Open Mic at 8pm.
Black Squirrel Books, 1073 Bank Street

Video of my reading

Monday, September 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm


above/ground press 22nd anniversary

above/ground press 22nd anniversary

above/ground press twenty-second anniversary reading and launch
with readings by:

Ashley-Elizabeth Best (Kingston)
Amanda Earl (Ottawa)
+ Hugh Thomas (Montreal)

Thursday, August 27, 2014
7pm door / 7:30pm reading
Raw Sugar Cafe
692 Somerset St W, Ottawa
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
$5 at the door / includes a copy of a recent above/ground press chapbook, or a copy of Touch the Donkey!


Ashley-Elizabeth Best is from Cobourg, ON. Her work has been published in FjordsCV2BerfroisGrist and Ambit Magazine, among other publications. Recently she was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Her first collection of poems, Slow States of Collapse is forthcoming with ECW Press. She lives and writes in Kingston.

She will be launching her chapbook, Now You Have Many Legs To Stand On. This is her first chapbook and second publication with above/ground press, after the "poem" broadside "from Algonquin" (#315, 2012).

Amanda Earl is a troublemaker who haunts the streets & watering holes of Ottawa for inspiration. She is still in love with Kiki (Chaudiere Books, 2014), her poetry book celebrating the spirit of Montparnasse & hopes that you will be too. Find  her on Twitter @KikiFolle or read about her in secret at AmandaEarl.com.

She will be launching her chapbook, A BOOK OF SAINTS, an excerpt from Saint Ursula’s Commonplace Book. This is Earl’s fourth chapbook with above/ground press, after Sex First & Then A Sandwich (2012), The Sad Phoenician’s Other Woman (2008) and Eleanor(2007).

Hugh Thomas is a poet and translator who has just moved to Montreal, where he will be teaching mathematics at UQAM.  His most recent chapbook, Albanian Suite, was published by above/ground press in 2014.  His previous chapbook, Opening the Dictionary, also published by above/ground press, was shortlisted for the 2012 bpNichol chapbook award.

He will be launching a chapbook of "naive translations," Six Swedish Poets. This is his third chapbook with above/ground press, afterAlbanian Suite (2014) and Opening the Dictionary (2011).


Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


Translation as Literature, Literature as Translation

Translation as Literature, Literature as Translation

Ottawa plays host to Asymptote Magazine's latest 4th anniversary celebration, with an evening of stimulating discussion around the themes of translation and poetry. Joining us will be University of Ottawa Associate Professor at the School of Translation and Interpretation Marc Charron, esteemed poet, author, editor and translator Seymour Mayne, writer, editor and publisher Amanda Earl, and Asymptote’s own Romania Editor-at-Large Chris Tănăsescu, also a poet, performer, and translator.

Proceedings will begin with Marc Charron, who will speak on contemporary translation and working in translation studies, and continue with elaboration and personal perspectives from our other speakers, followed by poetry readings and open discussion. Attendees will then have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A with our guests.

University of Ottawa, Arts Hall, Arts 509 Conference Room

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm


VERSeFest

VERSeFest

i will be one of the featured readers at this annual festival which takes place from March 24-29, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm


The Sawdust Reading Series

The Sawdust Reading Series

The Sawdust Reading Series is proud to present Amanda Earl and our next contest winner, TBA. Come for the open mic, too! The reading will be held at Pour Boy, home of great food, great prices, and great times. On-street parking is available, as well as direct bus service (#2). 

Amanda Earl 

Amanda Earl is the author of Kiki (Chaudiere Books, 2014). Her poetry chapbooks have been published by above/ground press (Ottawa), the red ceilings press (UK), (Puddles of Sky Press, Kingston), Laurel Reed Books (Mount Pleasant), avantacular press (USA), Chapbook Publisher (USA), & Book Thug (Toronto). Her poetry has appeared in the Peter F. Yacht Club, In/Words Magazine, Rampike, fillingStation, the White Wall Review & online at the Steel Chisel, 17 Seconds, Ottawater, etc. Amanda was a VERSeOttawa Hall of Honour Inductee along with Danielle Gregoire in 2014. Her manuscripts have been shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Innovative Poetry Award & she has received funding from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa. For more information, please visitAmandaEarl.com or contact her on Twitter @KikiFolle.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm


The Factory Reading Series

The Factory Reading Series

The Factory Reading Series presents
readings by four writers:

Vivian Vavassis (Ottawa)
Amanda Earl (Ottawa)
Waubgeshig Rice (Ottawa)
+ Shalan Joudry (Bear River First Nation NS)

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Saturday, February 7, 2015;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

Vivian Vavassis is a Montréal ex-pat who currently lives in Ottawa and calls both cities home. Her poems and essays have appeared in several issues of Arc, ottawater, Peter F. Yacht Club, Montage, A Crystal Through Which Love Passes: Glosas for P.K. Page, and Studies in Canadian Literature, among others. She was shortlisted for the Diana Brebner Prize (runner-up) and in November 2014, her work was featured as part of the Parliamentary Poet Laureate’s Poem of the Month Program (Canada). Once upon a time, she also co-founded and ran a little ‘zine called incunabula.

Amanda Earl is the author of Kiki, just published with Chaudiere Books in 2014. Also in 2014, her smut collection "Coming Together Presents Amanda Earl" was published.
Her chapbooks have been published in Canada, the UK and the USA. Her poems appear in journals on line & in print in Australia, Canada, England, France, Ireland and the USA.
Amanda is the managing editor of Bywords.ca and also runs AngelHousePress with its transgressive imprint DevilHouse. For more information, please visit AmandaEarl.com

Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation. He developed a strong passion for storytelling as a child while learning about being Anishinaabe. The stories his elders shared and his unique experiences growing up in his community inspired him to write creatively. Some of the stories he wrote as a teenager eventually became Midnight Sweatlodge, his first collection of fiction published by Theytus Books in 2011. His debut novel, Legacy, was also published by Theytus in the summer of 2014. His journalism career began when he was a 17-year-old exchange student in northern Germany, writing about being Anishinaabe in a European country for newspapers back in Canada. He graduated from Ryerson University’s journalism program in 2002, and has worked in a variety of media across Canada since. He started working for CBC in Winnipeg in 2006. Along with reporting the news, he has produced television and radio documentaries and features for the public broadcaster. He currently works as a video journalist for CBC News Ottawa.

Shalan Joudry [pictured] is a Mi'kmaw writer, storyteller, musician and ecologist. Her poetry has been published in literary journals and the Mi'kmaq Anthology II. Her first poetry collection, "Generations Re-merging", was published by Gaspereau Press in 2014. Shalan also works as a cultural interpreter and community ecologist at Bear River First Nation, Nova Scotia, where she lives with her two daughters.


Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm


Ottawater Issue 11

I'll do a short reading along with several other poets featured in the issue. the Carleton Tavern, Upstairs, 223 Armstrong

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm


The More Than 50 Project

The More Than 50 Project

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon drinking tea and listening to selected erotica by some of the genre's finest. 

Readers include D. L. King, Andrea Zanin, Evan Mora, Amanda Earl, Jean Roberta, Nairne Holtz

"50 Shades of Grey" has definitely caused a stir and not just because of the poor writing. It has become a very unsettling portrayal of kinksters to the mainstream. At the same time it has opened up many to their kinky side. The More Than 50 Project brings enthusiasts and the curious alike to hear many different stories and portrayals in all things erotic.

After the authors read, people will have the opportunity to read any of their own work! With a ten minute cap.

Northbound Leather, 586 Yonge Street, Toronto

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm


Chaudiere Books Night at the Ottawa International Writers Festival

Chaudiere Books Night at the Ottawa International Writers Festival

Chaudiere Books Launch with Roland Prevost, Amanda Earl and Monty Reid
Hosted by rob mclennan
Ottawa International Writers Festival

Monday October 27, 8pm
Free event
Fox and Feather, 2nd Floor • 283 Elgin St. Ottawa
For further information on this event, and further events in this year's Ottawa International Writers Festival, click here:
http://www.writersfestival.org/events/fall-2014/chaudiere-books-launchwith-roland-prevostamanda-earland-monty-reid

Ottawa’s Chaudiere Books was recently relaunched by rob mclennan and new co-publisher Christine McNair, and the Writers Festival is proud to be launching their 2014 poetry titles.

A riotous assemblage of long poems focusing on the crazy years of 1920s Montparnasse—a melting pot of artists and poets. Amanda Earl’s Kiki plays with language and form, taking the familiar first-person format of journaling to streams of language to snippets of visual imagery to present the wildness of those years, focusing on the persona of Kiki de Montparnasse, a maverick who—much like the poems presented here—cut across intellectual and artistic boundaries. Sexy and smart. Read more... 

An incisive and playful first book exploring language and space, Singular Plurals presents us with fictive—often surreal—images encapsulated in text that is layered in meaning, playful with language and polyphonous in tone. The poems explore the irregular spaces and tangential lines that separate and connect us, sometimes by gazing from a great distance, then zooming in for the close-up shot. Roland Prevost is a winner of Bywords’ John Newlove Poetry Award and a self-described “explorer of here/now’s edge.” Singular Plurals is his first full-length book of poetry. 

Garden is a cycling and recycling meditation on the garden, its edges and ecologies, throughout an entire calendar year. Award-winning poet and under-performing gardener Monty Reid explores and reinvigorates the possibilities of poetic meditation over twelve full months of his home garden in Ottawa’s east end.

Monday, October 27, 2014 at 8:00 pm


Earl and Steadman at the A B Series

Earl and Steadman at the A B Series

Auditorium
Main Branch
Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe
Ottawa, Ont.

Free admission

With a performance of Steadman's work, APRES SATIE: FOUR TWO AND FOUR HANDS by Lesley Strutt, Frances Boyle, Alastair Larwill and Steadman. Après Satie: Four Two and Four Hands is a poetry collection inspired by Erik Satie's piano compositions. Moody, often surreal in tone and content, the interplay of primo and secondo voices in these poems raises our awareness of the temporal nature of all things.

AMANDA EARL is the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the publisher of AngelHousePress, including its transgressive prose imprint, DevilHouse. She is the author of several chapbooks. Her first poetry book will be published by Chaudiere Books in the fall of 2014. Her poems have also appeared in literary journals both on line and in print in Australia, Canada, England, France, Ireland and the USA. Amanda has received funding from the City of Ottawa and the Ontario Arts Council.

DEAN STEADMAN’s work has been published in Canadian journals and e-zines, as well as in the anthology Pith and Wry: Canadian Poetry (Scrivener Press, 2010). His poem, “Crime Passionnel” (Descant 144, Spring 2009), was selected by Lorna Crozier as one of the top 100 poems in The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2010 (Tightrope Books). He was a finalist in the 2011 Ottawa Book Awards for his poetry collection their blue drowning (Frog Hollow Press, 2010). His chapbook, Portrait w/tulips, was published by Leaf Editions in 2013.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm


VERSeOttawa Hall of Honour Award Ceremony & Reading

VERSeOttawa Hall of Honour Award Ceremony & Reading

I am being inducted, along with spoken word artist & organizer, Danielle Gregoire, into the 2014 Hall of Honour. i will say a few words of thanks & read a few selections from my greatest hits collection. The event is free. It takes place at KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 120 LISGAR ST

Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm


Amanda Earl - November Feature at In/Words

Amanda Earl - November Feature at In/Words

Clocktower Pub, 575 Bank Street. I will be reading from TROUBLE, which  is inspired by the poetry of Tom Walmsley & Eduardo C. Corral, the music of Tom Waits. Could be a retelling of the story of Eurydice & Orpheus, via Jean Cocteau's Orpheus trilogy. Could be the tale of a romance, a love affair. It concerns the wanderer, the martyr, the warrior & the orphan, bereavement & bewilderment. It is a long poem told in five acts. If you ask for trouble, I will give you trouble...in the form of a limited edition, 26-copy broadside made for the occasion.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 9:00 pm
Doors Open 8:00 pm


Factory Reading Series Lectures/Talks by Amanda Earl, Brecken Hancock & David O'Meara

Factory Reading Series Lectures/Talks by Amanda Earl, Brecken Hancock & David O'Meara

Raw Sugar, 692 Somerset W; VERSeFest Fundraiser - $8

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


Amanda Randomage at the Dusty Owl

Amanda Randomage at the Dusty Owl

i'm reading at the Dusty Owl Reading Series with short story writer Craig Calhoun. rather than read from long poems or series poems as i normally do, i will be reading from a variety of isolated poems i have written in 2013 & 2012. the reading takes place at Mugshots Bar, 75 Nicholas Street

Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Doors Open 2:30 pm


The Factory Reading Series

The Factory Reading Series

I read with fellow Ottawan Marilyn Irwin and American Jessica Smith; lovingly hosted by rob mclennan. i've got 15-20 minutes & intend to read primarily from a new suite of prose poems. The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong UPSTAIRS (near the telephone booth, there's a hidden wooden door leading to the upstairs)

Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


Tree Reading Series

Tree Reading Series

i'm a feature along with Dawn Kressan. we'll be reading poetry. i have 20 minutes. i shall be reading new work, excerpts from four different long poems, poem series: Fear of Elevators, Best Body Epic, the Fairground and the Gorey Subtext.

Location: Royal Oak II, 161 Laurier E. BASEMENT. note that venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Doors Open 7:30 pm


Layton Reloaded

Layton Reloaded

i will be reading at a public reading as part of the University of Ottawa English Department Symposium "Whatever Else: An Irving Layton Symposium". Readings will be inspired by the work and life of Irving Layton. Come out and listen to creative reconstructions, reimaginings, and reloadings of Layton's source material.




Lineup:
Amanda Earl
Amatoritsero Ede
Phil Hall
Seymour Mayne
Sandra Ridley
David Solway

No cover


Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8:30 pm
Doors Open 8:00 pm


Amanda Reads Smut at Voices of Venus

Amanda Reads Smut at Voices of Venus

I'm planning a set of explicit fast-paced erotic poetry & fiction. it'll be silly, sexy, dark & gritty, full of whimsy, a little bit frilly, a little bit rock n roll, all inclusive gender fluid smut, featuring Lilith, the prince of whimsy, Queen Disturbo, Mercy and the Man in the Dark Suit, Master John, mandy, a 21st Century whore of Babylon, a leather daddy, a cowboi, bubble wrap, dildos, the Smiths, Humphrey Bogart, nipple clamps, nuns, secret admirers, lilies, stilettos & patchouli.

I realize graphically explicit  writing centered around sex isn't everyone's cup of tea, so no pressure, but I hope you'll come, if you want to come.. my goal is to entertain you & have a little fun.

Voices of Venus, 
Venus Envy, 320 Lisgar, Ottawa

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Doors Open 7:30 pm


Ottawater 9.0 Launch, Carleton Tavern

 i have a couple of poem-collages in this latest issue of ottawater.com. others featured in the issue are

Cameron Anstee, Steven Artelle, Gary Barwin, Jeff Blackman, David Blaikie, Frances Boyle, Ronnie R. Brown, Colin Browne, Murray Citron, George Elliott Clarke, Faizal Deen, Amanda Earl, Laura Farina, Jesse Patrick Ferguson, Mark Frutkin, Brecken Hancock, Carla Hartsfield, a.m. kozak, Ben Ladouceur, Nicholas Lea, Anne Le Dressay, rob mclennan, Cath Morris, Colin Morton, Alcofribas Nasier II, Peter Norman, Abby Paige, Pearl Pirie, Nicholas Power, Wanda Praamsma, Ryan Pratt, Roland Prevost, Monty Reid, Sonia Saikaley, Dean Steadman, Lesley Strutt, Rob Thomas, Lauren Turner and Vivian Vavassis

Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


Peter F. Yacht Club Xmas Party & Reading Regatta, Carleton Tavern 223 Armstrong

 launch of issue #17. i will be reading some ghazals from "ghazals against the gradual demise" others featured in the issue are Cameron Anstee, Stephen Collis, Anita Dolman, Amanda Earl, Laurie Fuhr, Lea Graham, Marilyn Irwin, Ben Ladouceur, Kirya Marchand, rob mclennan, Peter Norman, Sean Moreland, Pearl Pirie, Roland Prevost, Monty Reid, Janice Tokar + Vivian Vavassis. you can pick up copies of the issue from above/ground press.

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


The Factory Reading Series: Anstee, Irwin, Earl + Brockwell: above/ground press at nineteen

Ottawa’s above/ground press, a one-man operation run by writer, editor, publisher and critic rob mclennan, celebratesnineteen years of publishing in August with a reading and launch party at The Mercury Lounge.  Includes launch of my ghazal & anti-ghazal chapbook "Sex First & Then A Sandwich"

Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Doors Open 7:00 pm


CALL AND RESPONSE: READING AND SLIDESHOW

CALL AND RESPONSE: READING AND SLIDESHOW

Readings by Pearl Pirie, Amanda Earl (since i'm sick, Sandra Ridley will be reading my poem), Monty Reid, Sandra Ridley, Christine McNair, Claudia Coutu Radmore and rob mclennan.

Photographs by Leslie Hossack, John Hewett Hallum, Rob Macinnis, Pedro Isztin, Caroline Tallmadge, Olivia Johnston, and Greg Zenha.

School of Photographic Arts Ottawa, 168 Dalhousie Street, Ottawa

Friday, June 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm