So the next month will be a busy one in Apt. 9’s little world:
We have the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on Saturday June 25. Books are ready! Jim Smith will be in town to take part in the traditional Pre-Fair Reading on Friday June 24. Full details are available here. Jim will share the stage with locals Amanda Earl, Ben Ladouceur, and Adam Thomlison.
The following week, Claudia Coutu Radmore is reading at June edition of the venerable In/Words Reading Series, Wednesday June 29 9:00pm at the Clocktower, downstairs. In/Words continues to be one of the best things going in readings in Ottawa, do get out to these over the summer. You’ll regret it if you don’t.
Finally, we’ll be heading out of town to kick off July with a visit to the Meet the Presses SCREAMING Chapbook Market in Toronto on Saturday July 9. Meet the Presses is a wonderful collective of people who care about chapbooks and small press publishing in all its forms, and they do the important work of supporting each other throughout. We regrettably missed last summer’s fair, but will find a way to get there in a few weeks time. We’ll be there with new books, and maybe even a re-print or two. Heads up, Toronto!