Gordon Hill Press is having its official launch party on Tuesday, January 29, 7:30, at Brothers Brewing Company in Downtown Guelph. Everyone’s invited!

We’ll have readings by Roxanna Bennett and Gary Barwin, food, raffles, a leave-a-book-take-a-book table, and lots more bookish fun.

The venue is accessible as are the washrooms.

You can find out more and let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event page –

The Go Big and Go Home Poetry Tour comes to The Bookshelf on April 28 at 8:00 PM, with Fawn Parker, JC Bouchard, Megan Harrison, and JM Francheteau. They’ll be joined by local poets Mike Chaulk and yours truly. It would be great if you could join us.

You can also come by 130 Dublin Street North at 6:00 PM that night to have some dinner, chat with the readers, and get yourself in that poetry mood.

I’ll have the three broadsheets I did up for Kazoo! Printfest and Orangeville’s Day of the Poets. I’ll also have copies of Trumped and CanCon. $15 gets you a copy of all five, so bring a few bucks with you.

Some notes about the other readers:

Fawn Parker is the author of Looking Good and Having a Good Time (Metatron Press) and Weak Spot (Anstruther Press). Her poems and fiction appear in Cosmonauts Avenue, Peach and more. Read her work here –

JC Bouchard is the author of the forthcoming book Let This be the End of Me (Hybrid Heaven Press).  His poems appear in Prism, Arc, BookThug’s BafterC and more. Read his work here –

Meghan Harrison is author of a forthcoming chapbook with Rahilla’s Ghost press. Her poems appear in Queen Mob’s Teahouse, The Mackinac, and more. Read her work here –

JM Francheteau is author of the chapbook Kids (Hurtin’ Crue Press). His work appears in Grain, Arc, CV2 and others. Read his work here –

Mike Chaulk’s work has appeared in PRISM: International, filling station, Matrix, Up Here, and Lemon Hound, and was shortlisted for the 2014 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Read his work here –

I’m reading tonight at Elora WordFest, 7PM, the Elora Centre For The Arts (75 Melville St, Elora). $5.

I’ll probably read the poem that won the recent Grounded competition, and also some of the Trumped poems I’ve been working on (some serious amusement there, I guarantee).

Come and check it out.