Saturday, April 10, 2010

Rust Belt Reading & Fireside Chant

On April 20th I'll be travelling to the U.S.--for the first time since Clinton was President--to read at Rust Belt Books.


202 Allen Street

Buffalo, NY 14201

Date and Time: 7:30pm, Tuesday April 20th

Gregory Betts is a poet and scholar in St. Catharines, Ontario. He is the author of two experimental, constraint-based projects: If Language (BookThug 2005) and The Others Raisd in Me (Pedlar Press 2009). He co-edits PRECIPICe literary magazine and curates the Grey Borders Reading Series. He is currently working on a history of early Canadian avant-gardism.

Stephen Cain is the author of three poetry collections—American Standard/ Canada Dry (Coach House, 2005), Torontology (ECW, 2001), and dyslexicon (Coach House, 1998)—and a collaborative series of micro-fictions, Double Helix (Mercury, 2006), written with Jay MillAr. He is also co-author, with Tim Conley, of The Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages (Greenwood, 2006). He lives in Toronto where has been a literary editor at the Queen Street Quarterly and fiction editor at Insomniac Press. His newest chapbook is Wordwards (No Press, Calgary).

Holly (a second-year PhD candidate affiliated with the Buffalo Poetics Program) Melgard (DOB: 10/13/83, Sex: F, Eyes: Br, Ht: 5’3, Wt: 145 lbs, Organ donor) is an English Composition (101, 201, and 102) instructor (section C-1, Park 148, 10-10:50 M,W,F). A profile of her most recent work has just been published online by Craigslist, Wikipedia, and MScape. Other poems have been published in print by Boog City, Scrap Paper, Converse, and Slightly West—the latter two of which she also edited.

Justin Parks is a third-year PhD student, a fellow-traveler of the poetics program, and a student of American modernist literature and culture. With Minna Miemi, he’s co-authored an essay on Claude McKay and James Joyce that will be appearing in a collection titled Phenomenology, Modernism, and Beyond later this year.


The day after, Greg and I will back across the border, in Niagara Falls, to participate in the Hearthside Reading Series:

the hearthside hearings: an introspective literary reading and discussion series
brought to you by grey borders

the hearthside hearings present:
an evening with authors Gregory Betts and Stephen Cain
Wed. April 21st 2010 8:00pm EST In Niagara Falls Ontario

seats are very limited so please contact us
or call
to RSVP before April 16, 2010

Admittance is free but donations will be accepted graciously at the door

if you cannot attend in person join us LIVE on ustream
Wednesday April 21, 2010 at 8:00pm EST