FERTILE FESTIVAL OF NEW & INVENTIVE WORKS
05-21 AUGUST 2022
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) & KIRBY knife | fork | book (Toronto)
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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, Jacqueline Valencia & Eric Schmaltz
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]
12 AUG 7PM | 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 2PM 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 LAUNCH “CONVERSELY QUEER” with BRIAN DEDORA & KIRBY
NOTE: This event has been added to our FERTILE FROLIC Aug 20th 3PM (see below). Open to the public.
20 AUG 3PM KFB FERTILE FROLIC Garden party celebrating new works/KFB publications by Sacha Archer, Billy Mavreas, Travis Sharp, Brian Dedora, Klara du Plessis + Kadie Salmon, new collage works by Kate Sutherland and 5 years of the press +++ Musical Guest, Dale Martin Smith.
21 AUG 3PM KFB FERTILE NATURE with Michael Goodfellow, Christopher Patton (Gaspereau Press) & Luke Hathaway (Biblioasis)
All listed events at The Great Escape Book Store [KFB East] 957 Kingston Rd Back Lane unless otherwise noted.
*Schedule Subject to Change. Accessibility: The Great Escape Book Store Garage Studio is entirely street level with a back laneway/entrance. There are no public washrooms. A few nearby. Plan ahead.