We haven’t seen you in so long, and we’ve been missing you!
We have our first live, indoor event in some time coming up early in November, and we would really love to see you there to support our four featured poets.
Check out the details below, and you can buy tickets through the FB event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/443886597840626/?ref=newsfeed
buy your ticket at the door for $10/PWYC (no one turned away!).
Show and Tell Poetry Series presents: Four Capital Poets
Friday, November 4th
Doors at 7PM. Reading starts at 7:30PM sharp!
$10 at the door/PWYC.
Hosted by Justin Million
This is the first indoor event that Show and Tell Poetry Series has hosted in years, so we would love to see you all in person at The Theatre On King!
Our poets are all known to me, your loving host Justin Million, through connections to the vast and rich Ottawa poetry scene. Conyer and Manahil were kind enough to approach STPS about hosting a Peterborough event on their current poetry tour to promote their new books, and we were more than happy to oblige. We will have a book table on hand, so please bring your book-buying money!
We will be observing mask mandates at TTOK, so bring your masks! The featured poets will be rapid-testing before the event so they can go maskless during their performances.
A big THANK YOU to The Theatre On King for hosting us!
Let’s show these out-of-town poets some big PTBO love.
Here is a bit of info about who you will be seeing and hearing at our event:
Conyer Clayton is an award-winning writer and editor whose multi-genre work often explores grief, disability, the climate crisis, and gendered violence through a surrealist lens. She is the author of But the sun, and the ships, and the fish, and the waves. (A Feed Dog Book, Anvil Press) and We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite (Guernica Editions, 2020, Winner of the 2021 Ottawa Book Award), and many solo and collaborative chapbooks. She is the social media assistant for Canthius and a member of VII; an Ottawa-based poetry collective. Her poetry, essays, and criticism appear in Room Magazine, filling station, Canthius, Arc Poetry Magazine, CV2, The Capilano Review and others.
Manahil Bandukwala is a writer, visual artist, and editor. Manahil was born and raised in Karachi, and is currently a settler on the unceded territory of the Anishnabek, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently the Mississaugas of the Credit River (Mississauga). She holds a BA in English from Carleton University and an MA in English at the University of Waterloo. Manahil currently works as Coordinating Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine, and Digital Content Editor for Canthius.
Jeff Blackman is the author of YOUR JUST PROVED POEMS WORK and 14 other chapbooks of poetry and prose. He loves to create openings for poets and artists to share, collaborate, and inspire one another. Since March 2020, Jeff has published a bimonthly zine called These Days, featuring over a hundred poets, writers, and artists, ranging from national award winners to never-before-published outsiders. He also co-hosts the 2-for-1 Poetry Open Mic with Bardia Sinaee. Jeff grew up in Thornhill, Ontario, and now lives with his spouse and two kids in Ottawa.
Bardia Sinaee is the author of Intruder (House of Anansi, 2021), which received the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. His poems have appeared in magazines across Canada and in several editions of Best Canadian Poetry. He was born in Tehran, Iran, and currently lives in Ottawa.