It’s that time of year again! This Saturday, span-o (small press action network – ottawa) will be hosting another fabulous line up of exhibitors hawking and sharing poetry books, novels, chapbooks, cookbooks, t-shirts, prints, graphic novels, comic books, magazines, scraps of paper, gum-ball machines with poems, and who know what else.
Founded by rob mclennan and James Spyker 20 years ago, the ottawa small press book fair is a staple of the vibrant literary culture in Ottawa and Ontario.
This year, exhibitors include: 40-Watt Spotlight, above/ground press, Ankle Bone Books, AngelHousePress, Apt. 9 Press, Arc Poetry Magazine, Cat & Bean Publishing, Black Radish Books, CC Brunelle, Martin Bueno, BuschekBooks, Bywords, Chaudiere Books, Editions du Rognon, Gesture Press, GiddyPigs, The Grunge Papers, Hark! A Raven Little Magazine, Hopelessly Heroic, In/Words magazine & press, Loose Cannon Press, Luis Lama, Mansfield Press, Mary Kritz, Christian McPherson, Nous-zot Press, Ottawa Arts Review, Passion: Poetry Magazine & Press, Pedlar Press, Phafours, Postscripts to Darkness, Proper Tales Press, Puddles of Sky Press, room 302 books, SABL Cartoon Creations, Salgood Sam, Silgerond Press, Sonderho Press, Superandom Comics, Tekst Editions, Trans-Verse Books and WILDWATERS PUBLISHING.
And don’t forget, there’s a pre-fair Factory Reading Series event the night before the big day at The Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong St, featuring readings from Marthe Reed, David Menear, Chris Eaton, Nicholas Power and Renée Sarojini Saklikar.