Friday, April 08, 2005

Factory Reading Series April 8

Friday, April 08, 2005
I'll be reading with Toronto's Rachel Zolf and Mark Truscott, lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
at Gallery 101, 236 Nepean Street, Ottawa
Readings begin at 7:30pm

Mark Truscott has had poems published in a number of magazines, including filling Station, The Literary Review of Canada, The Malahat Review, Peter O'Toole and This Magazine. His first trade book Said Like Reeds or Things is with Coach House Books. He lives in Toronto.

Rachel Zolf is an alias for a writer with several past identities,including: bartender, documentary producer, office cleaner, sax player,crisis worker, corporate copy hack, university dropout, Toronto Year 2003 West Nile Virus Case #22, activist, analysand and shortstop. The title long poem from Zolf's first book, Her absence, this wanderer, was afinalist for the CBC Literary Competition. She lives in Toronto with herpartner Lisa and two furred quadrupeds, Sheba and Huck, and also serves as poetry editor for The Walrus magazine. Masque is her second book.

The lonely city of Ottawa adopted Wanda O'Connor about 10 years ago. She's also lived in other places, like Edmonton. Most recently her work has appeared in Shampoo Poetry, Yawp, ALBA, and above/ground press. She also writes book reviews for the Ottawa XPress. Her second chapbook, If the skin is CRISP: eat it, has just been released. She is currently hosting POATTICA, a poetic Series held in her attic, and hopes to one day film the remake of the cult classic Forbidden Planet with polaroids and/or webcams.


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