AT THE LAB
LAST TUESDAYS | MONTHLY
KFB CHAPBOOK CLUB with KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI
We love chapbooks. Tasty morsels of ephemera that opportune small presses, those marginalized, established and emerging writers alike, let their creative juices run on the page to a readership keen on encountering the new.
Through revisiting chapbooks by brilliant writers who lack the representation of more mainstream writers, we ruminate on the importance of their work, discuss the intricacies of their writing and through our effort their work will live on in our hearts for much longer than originally intended.
This club is for poets, lovers of poetry and small presses alike. It’s a way of helping both the writers and the presses, a way of marketing smaller voices and bringing them to the forefront. We’re excited to create a more fertile future for small publishing and we hope you’ll join us in this effort!
-Khashayar Mohammadi (Kramer)
Last Tuesday/s of the month 4PM at the shop
NEXT: TUES JUNE 25 JC BOUCHARD LET THIS BE THE END OF ME (Bad Books)
Fee: Free with the purchase of the chapbook (cost varies upon selection)
“You don’t read women authors, do you?”
NEW BI-MONTHLY READING SERIES w/ JESSICA JOY HIEMSTRA
+ Special Guest Poets TBA beginning Fall 2019
What is it? Bi-monthly reading series where the writing of a Canadian poet who identifies as a woman is read in its entirety by another Canadian writer – of any gender! Why is it? I’ve got a little guess men are still reading more men than women (This very important statistical data is gathered only from on-line dating profiles – but I think CWILA has a few cents to offer on this…). I wanna make a ‘penis-friendly’ event for reading women poets at KFB. I think an event where an entire collection is read will be powerful, resonate with many of us. I want people to settle in and soak in a whole book, creating a space for us to actively engage/listen. The act of writing and reading is an act of hope! We want people to read women… men… humans! (and dogs, if they start writing, of course!)