Tuesday, June 28

Jeff Blackman + JM Francheteau + Talya Rubin

Jeff Blackman

Author of I don't know what you need
Jeff Blackman has hosted over a hundred workshops with writers of all experiences. He has cowritten four chapbooks with Justin Million and one with Peter Gibbon. He encourages writers to experiment and collaborate to discover and deepen their talents.
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JM Francheteau

Author of the chapbook kids

JM Francheteau  lives in Ottawa. In 2015 he was part of the Worst Case Ontario tour, reading and bleeding in eight cities  in 10 days . His poems have been in  The Puritan Villamere  and  CV2 , and his last chapbook was  kids  (2015, Hurtin' Crüe Press). @franchetoast

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Talya Rubin

Poet and performance maker, author of Leaving the Island

Talya Rubin is a poet and performance maker, her poetry won the Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. In 2011, she was short-listed for the Winston Collins/Descant prize for Best Canadian poem and was a finalist for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. She won the Battle of the Bards at Harbourfront and was invited to attend IFOA in 2015. Talya holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and currently lives in Montreal with her husband and son. Her first book of poetry, Leaving the Island, was published with Véhicule Press in April 2015. She also runs an interdisciplinary performance company,  Too Close to the Sun .

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