Come out to Tree's last event of 2017 with readings by our feature Catherine Kidd and our local lights Chris Johnson, Rod Pederson and Sarah Kabamba.
6:45 «ONE LAW FOR THE LION AND OX IS OPPRESSION»: WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT CONSTRAINT WORKSHOP with Chris Jennings
For the purposes of this workshop, we'll consider constraints that contribute to the process but are ultimately catalysts that don't show in the final product, and those that remain a clear and contributing part of the final product. Participants are asked to bring, in addition to a poem or poems, up to three ideas for a constraint that a poet might use in crafting a poem. We'll then apply some of the ideas to participants poems and discuss their possible value to both process and product.
CHRIS JENNINGS is the author of Occupations (Nightwood Editions, 2012)
8pm FEATURED READINGS
CATHERINE KIDD is a Montreal-based writer known for her zoology-themed performance poetry. A graduate of Concordia’s MA program in Creative Writing, she has taught writing at Concordia, and recently lead workshops for students in Arctic Quebec. Catherine is author of the novel Missing the Ark, and poetry collections Sea Peach and Bipolar bear. Her latest work Hyena Subpoena was nominated for QWF and LCP awards in poetry, and toured the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit this summer.
CHRIS JOHNSON lives in Ottawa and works as the coordinating editor for Arc Poetry Magazine. His chapbook, Listen, Partisan!, is from Frog Hollow Press.
ROD PEDERSON is an Ottawa poet. His chapbook, Obviously, Obviously Not What It Seems, was published by phafours press in 2014. In February 2015, he read as the Sawdust Reading Series' Poem-Off winner, chosen by Monty Reid. Another chapbook, Words for What Happens, was a finalist for the 2016 Vallum Chapbook of the Year Contest. Also in 2016, Rod's poem, Lament of a Bleeding Heart, was published in Arc Poetry Magazine as a runner-up for their Poem of the Year Contest.
SARAH KABAMBA loves storytelling in all its forms, and believes that it is one of the most powerful tools given to artists. Her work has been published in Carleton Now, Room Magazine, In/Words Magazine and Press and The New Quarterly. She currently resides in Ottawa.