Apt. 9 is proud to make available two new chapbooks: the blue, blue there by Marilyn Irwin and The Lake Contains an Emergency Room by Lillian Nećakov. Books are available online now, will be available at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on Saturday June 13, and don’t miss Marilyn reading from her chapbook at the Pre-Fair Reading on Friday June 12.
Apt. 9 has been quiet since our very busy Fall season. Plans are underway for our Spring titles to be released at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on June 13, 2015. Full details to follow.
The website has received a minor redesign. As Apt. 9’s list grew, things became increasingly unwieldy on the old website. This one should be a bit easier to navigate, and a bit cleaner to look at. To mark this (absurdly) minor occasion, here is an abbreviated bibliography of the press going back to the release of our first titles more than five years ago now. 30 books, 6 broadsides, 2 folios. A lot of paper cuts in there! 4 more Apt. 9 titles will join that list before 2015 is out.
On Saturday November 8 (tomorrow morning), Dave Currie will be interviewed on CBC’s In Town and Out shortly after 8:00am. He’ll be speaking about his new Apt. 9 chapbook, Bird Facts, alongside Frances Boyle discussing her forthcoming debut trade collection, Light-carved Passages (BuschekBooks).
Good luck, Dave! We’ll be listening!
Apt. 9 will be running tables at two upcoming small press book fairs.
The Ottawa Book Fair runs on Saturday November 8, from 12:00-5:00 at Jack Purcell Community Centre. We will have our newest title, Dave Currie’s Bird Facts, as well as copies of Five and a good selection of backlist. We will also have a reprint of Christine McNair’s recently bpNichol-shortlisted chapbook pleasantries and other misdemeanours. Don’t miss the Pre-Fair reading on Friday November 7, with Dave Currie officially launching Bird Facts.
Meet the Presses is running their fabulous Indie Literary Market on Saturday November 22 in Toronto from 11:30-5:00 at the Tranzac Club. This will be our third time taking part, and we can’t wait. All the same books will be on the table, and we’re looking forward to discovering the winner of the bpNichol Chapbook Award.
Hope to see you at one or both!
CKCU at Carleton University is holding their annual funding drive for the next two weeks.
The station is a great supporter of the arts in Ottawa, and has a number of shows that have been especially strong supporters of Ottawa’s literary community. The collaboratively hosted Literary Landscape and Friday Morning Special Blend are important outlets for discussion of poetry in Ottawa, and Apt. 9 has been graciously hosted and discussed on many occasions.
Pearl Pirie has a great write up of Literary Landscape at her Pesbo blog, and it shows you just how many writers benefit from these shows being on her. So please donate if you’re able, and mark one or both of these shows down on your pledge. They deserve it!