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Jim Smith at the Toronto Fringe!

Our excellent friend Jim Smith (Happy Birthday, Nicanor Parra) is staging a one-man play at the Toronto Fringe Festival. I Love You, Judy Merril is an homage to his old friend the science-fiction legend. In his inimitable, obsessive, generous way, he explores her life as well as his own. There are still a few shows to catch!

It happens at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, 16 Ryerson Avenue. July 7, 3:15 pm; July 8, 6:30 pm; July 10, 1:45 pm; July 11, 9:45 pm; July 12, 12:30 pm.

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Stuart Ross triple launch in Cobourg June 30th.

StuartToqueWe’re obviously not keeping Mansfield editor Stuart Ross busy enough this year. Somehow he’s managed to come out with three books. He’ll be launching all of them in his hometown of Cobourg on Tuesday, June 30, 7 PM, at the Human Bean on King St. The three books are quite different so it should be a fun night, showing off Stuart’s various talents. Here’s a local write-up on his manic production. And these are the books:

A HAMBURGER IN A GALLERY features new poetry and it’s published by DC Books.

MY PLANET OF KITES — A translation of Montreal poet Marie-Ève Comtois’ second book of poetry by Stuart and Michelle Winters, published by Mansfield Press.

FURTHER CONFESSIONS OF A SMALL PRESS RACKETEER — Volume two of Stuart’s often very humorous essays and rants, published by Anvil Press.

 

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Barwin, Chambers and Ross and a night on the town.

If you’re in Toronto tonight why don’t you check out new books by these three fine friends of Mansfield. They’ll be launching at 7:30 PM at Supermarket on Augusta Ave in Kensington Market. Note that Mansfield editor Stuart Ross is launching two of the three books he published this year. The third can be found right here on our site! And if you need more Barwin, he’s here too.

 

GARY BARWIN
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Fiction (Anvil Press)

CHRIS CHAMBERS
Thrillows & Despairos
Poetry (Wolsak & Wynn)

STUART ROSS
A Hamburger in a Gallery
Poetry (DC Books)
&
Further Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer
Essays (Anvil Press)

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Save the date for a Mansfield Trio

Going to be in Lunenburg this summer? Join Laura Farina, Jaime Forsythe, and Alice Burdick for an evening of good clean poetry fun.

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Peter Norman gets online

PeterNormanAuthorPhoto-sizedMansfield author Peter Norman has joined the digital age and now has his very own website. You can now find his up-to-date self at www.peternorman.ca.

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