You are formally invited to join us at Toronto’s Knife Fork Book (Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street) on March 6, 2020, for a reading by recent Not Your Best contributor Cam Scott––whom Jonathan Ball calls a “Poetry Punk“––alongside award-winning Hamilton writer Benjamin Robinson and Toronto-based writer and community organizerVannessa Barnier. Readings will commence shortly after 7 pm. The night will be hosted by yours truly. We’ll likely continue to a nearby bar afterward the reading for sips and bites. More details below. I hope to see you there. – Eric Schmaltz, Host
Cam Scott is a poet, critic, and non-musician from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Treaty One Territory. His debut book of poetry, Romans/Snowmare (2019), is out now from ARP books. His chapbook, WRESTLERS, was published by Greying Ghost in 2017. He performs as Cold-catcher and as part of the duo Swolowes, among many other projects, pairings, and collaborations.
Vannessa Barnier is a self-driven, creative project instigator and facilitator, and the owner and host of Legible Intelligibles, a summer open mic poetry reading series in the park. Vannessa currently lives, works, and screams in the west end of Toronto.
Ben Robinson is a poet, musician and librarian. In 2019 he published three chapbooks: Mumbles in Hollywood, California (Simulacrum Press), The Sims in Real Life (The Blasted Tree) and Talking Gibberish to Strangers (above/ground press). He has only ever lived in Hamilton, Ontario on the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas. He is @bengymen on Twitter.