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Fredericton Small Press Fair / Rencontre des petits éditeurs / Salon de pequeño editors

Announcing . . .

The next Fredericton Small Press Fair
including a “Nuestro Espacio” book & journals display:

20 March 2010
In conjunction with The United Nation’s Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry, World Poetry Day (21 March), Mother Language Day (21 February), and the 10th International Multicultural-Multilingual Poetry Reading and Poster Poem Exhibition, organized and founded by Nela Rio nelario@rogers.com

• Vendors • Exhibitors • Readings • Workshop(s) •

Indie, small and micro-press publishers: books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, artist multiples, artist books, broadsheets, postcards, zines, lit mags, literary info & much more . . .

Location: Gallery ConneXion, 470 York St, Fredericton, NB.

Open Mic and scheduled readings may be recorded for broadcast on Ashes, Paper & Beans: Fredericton’s Writing & Art Show on CHSR 97.9 FM.

Table fee: tables $10 (full tables only). Payable to: BS Poetry Society, Box 596 Stn A, Fredericton NB E3B 5A6. Doors open @ 11 AM for exhibitor setup. Contact (506) 454-5127, joeblades@nb.aibn.com to reserve tables and to book a launch or reading.

Free things (info, publications, calls for submissions, etc.) can be mailed to us for the distribution table. The fair itself will not sell for folks who can’t make it, but if you can arrange for someone local (say, a UNB, STU or NBCCD student) to represent you @ the fair that would be great!

Sponsors include
Ashes, Paper & Beans • Broken Jaw Press • Capítulo de Fredericton de la Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía • Gallery ConneXion • revue ellipse mag • Literary Translators’ Association of Canada / Association des traducteurs et traductrices littéraires du Canada • Registro de Autores Creativos de la Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas • Small Press Action Network–Eastern Region


20 March 2009
Fredericton Small Press Fair including "Nuestro Espacio" display
In association with World Poetry Day (21 March) and the 10th International Multicultural-Multilingual Poetry Reading and Poster Poem Exhibition, organized and founded by Nela Rio.
• Exhibitors • Readings • Workshop •
Sponsors include Ashes, Paper & Beans: Fredericton’s Writing & Art Show, Broken Jaw Press, Capítulo de Fredericton de la Academia Iberoamericana de Poesía, and revue ellipse mag . . .
@ Charlotte St Arts Centre, Rm 212
Fredericton, NB



27 Sept 2008: 1–7 pm.
Our autumn fair, co-ordinated in association with the 2008 Side by Side Festival of Literary Translation / Côte à Côte festival de traduction littéraire and Ashes, Paper & Beans: Fredericton’s Writing & Arts Show .

Location: Charlotte Street Arts Centre Auditorium, 732 Charlotte St, Google map.

Exhibitors included Broken Jaw Press and revue ellipse mag




2008 SUMMER: 12 July, Saturday, 12-5 pm

Co-ordinated to coincide with the revived Maritime Writers’ Workshop, 6–12 July.
For MWW info, contact: UNB College of Extended Learning, ph (506) 452-6360, ahowells@unb.ca
MWW registration: ph (506) 453-4646.


Location: Charlotte Street Arts Centre Auditorium, 732 Charlotte St

Organizers: revue ellipse mag and Maritimes Arts Projects Productions.

Included a Blacktop MotorCycle Gang "reading raid" by Yolande House, Biff Mitchell, Joe Blades, Vivian Unger & Todd Arsenault; a book launch presentation by Nela Rio for Retrato de una nube: Primera antologia del cuernto hispano canadiense (Ottawa: Editorial Lugar Común) eds Luis Molina Lora & Julio Torres-Recinos; and readings by Jo-Anne Elder and Fred Mundle.



2008 SPRING: 15 March @ Gallery ConneXion, 453 Queen St (Justice Building Annex). Participants from Fredericton included Knowledge is Power Collective, revue ellipse mag, AB Collector Publishing, Sublime Creatures, Hugh Thomas w/ Book Thug (Toronto), Broken Jaw Press, Random Paper and Fabric, Goose Lane Editions, QWERTY magazine, and the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick. Participants from Halifax included Eye Level Gallery, an artist-run center; Anchor Archives; and S.A.G.S.R.I. (Suitcase Art Gallery Space Research Institute). Other exhibitors include Guernica (Toronto) and White Dwarf Editions (Montreal). Other activities included readings by Astrid Bruner and a BlackTop Motorcycle Gang "reading raid" by Biff Mitchell, Hiedi Irvine & Joe Blades; a workshop–presentation by Hugh Hazelton & Nela Rio; and the 8th International Multicultural-Multilingual Poetry Reading and Poster Poem Exhibition, organized and founded by Nela Rio.
Poster
JustFred.ca’s Fredericton Small Press Fair photo album



1990: 28 April during the 12th Annual National Book Festival Week, @ Gallery Connexion. Featured the Small Press Action Network–Eastern Region (SPAN–ER) with various small presses including the organizer, Wild East, plus Brick Books (London, ON), Broken Jaw Press, BS Poetry Society (Halifax, NS), etc., plus readings by authors Alistair MacLeod, Liliane Welch, Sharie Andrews, Joe Blades, Elizabeth Pead, Sameera Hanif . . .



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