FERTILE 2022

FERTILE FESTIVAL OF NEW & INVENTIVE WORKS

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Our Inaugural. Featuring a feast of New & Inventive Works in Poetry—Installations | Readings | Launches | Gatherings—curated by publishers KYLE FLEMMER The Blasted Tree (Calgary) KATE SIKLOSI & DANI SPINOSA Gap Riot Press (Toronto) and KIRBY knife | fork | book (Toronto)

Mostly, we wanted to embark on an adventure. Join us.

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FERTILE FESTIVAL OF NEW & INVENTIVE WORKS SCHEDULE

04 AUG FERTILE INSTALLATION PREVIEW Works curated by all three presses up through 28 August 2022 at The Great Escape Book Store [KFB EAST] Back Lane Space*

05 AUG 7PM FERTILE | BLASTED TREE OPENING EXTRAVAGANZA! Sagan Yee, Jake Byrne, and Jacqueline Valencia w/ musician Beatrice Keeler

06 AUG 3PM FERTILE | BLASTED TREE GARDEN PARTY Kyle Flemmer, Aaron Tucker w/ Leslie Joy Ahenda [Launching The Republic of Home] and MA|DE

06 AUG BUY KYLE FLEMMER A BEER AFTER PARTY [Location TBA]

07 AUG 3PM | KFB FERTILE LAUNCH Klara Du Plessis + Kadie Salmon Skin & Meat Sky

12 AUG 3PM | GAP RIOT PRESS SEASON NINE LAUNCH featuring readers Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi (Death Toll, translation of Nima Youshij), Isla McLaughlin (girl, online), and Claren Grosz (starting with the roof of my mouth). Also launching Sarah Cavar’s Bug Butter. Plus, limited-edition broadsides for sale featuring work by Jessica Bebenek, Kevin Stebner, Melanie Dennis Unrau, Dona Mayoora, Eric Schmaltz, Rasiqra Revulva, Katie O’Brien, and Jessica Lee McMillan. 

13 AUG GAP RIOT PRESENTS: A SATURDAY EXORCISM launch of Jessica Bebenek’s I Remember the Exorcism, featuring a performance by Bebenek and Rasiqra Revulva

17 AUG 7PM KFB “GET LOST” with BRIAN DEDORA & KIRBY Queer readings, stories & conversation not to be missed.

20 AUG 3PM KFB FERTILE FROLIC celebrating new works/KFB publications by Sacha Archer, Billy Mavreas, Travis Sharp, Brian Dedora, Klara Du Plessis + Kadie Salmon and 5 years of the press. Musical Guest/s TBA

21 AUG 3PM KFB FERTILE NATURE with Michael Goodfellow (Gaspereau Press) Luke Hathaway (Biblioasis)

All listed events at The Great Escape Book Store [KFB East] 957 Kingston Rd Back Lane unless otherwise noted.

ADDED BONUS 25-28 AUG KFB FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL BLOW OUT SUMMER POETRY SALE Fertile Passholders get early access THURSDAY Aug 25 beginning at 5PM Bring Your Own Bag/s to fill!

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*Schedule Subject to Change. Accessibility: The Great Escape Book Store Garage is entirely street level with a back laneway/entrance. There are no public washrooms. A few nearby. Plan ahead.