Monday, December 7, 2009

Dec 12 Toronto book fair


10 am-5 pm

books, zines, comics, raffle prizes, workshops, and readings throughout the day:

11am: Timothy Quinn
11:30am: Shinan Govani
12pm: Karen Dales
12:30pm: Dwayne Morgan
1pm: Sheree-Lee Olson
1:30pm: Rob McLennan
2pm: Lisa Pasold
2:30pm: Nancy Jo Cullen
3pm: Lisa Ray
3:30pm: Al Moritz
4pm: Sang Kim interviews Giller-prize-winner Austin Clarke

come one, come all! hope to see you there!

The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen West

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fredericton Small Press Fair, 20 March 2010

Welcome to Spring!!!

Fredericton Small Press Fair including “Nuestro Espacio” display
20 March 2010
Doors open at 12 noon!

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.

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 . . .

Vendors • Exhibitors • Readings • Workshop(s)
BlackTop MotorCycle Gang
Broken Jaw Press
Gallery ConneXion
Goose Lane Editions
Alice Guergis
NaNoWriMo Fredericton
Phoebe Tsang, poet
Qwerty magazine
Random Paper & Fabric
revue ellipse mag
Translation Live! workshop:
Translating Sound into Poetry
and more …

5–8 pm, The 10th International Multicultural–Multilingual Poetry Reading & Poster Poem Exhibition
(86 poetas de 23 países)
In conjunction with the United Nation’s Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry, Mother Language Day & World Poetry Day
Nela Rio, Founder and Organizer

Indie, small and micro-press publishers: books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, artist multiples, artist books, broadsheets, postcards, zines, lit mags, literacy 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.

Exhibitor fees: 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, to reserve tables and readings.

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 student) to represent you @ the fair that would be great!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Toronto Small Press Book Fair

will be December 12th, 2009.

The Toronto Small Press Group is thrilled to announced that the next Toronto Small Press Book Fair will take place at the fabulous Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, and yes, it will be on Saturday, December 12th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be books, prizes, raffles and READINGS...of course!

The registration form is now available - please visit the website where you can download the PDF.

virtual address:
virtual contact: torontosmallpressfairgroup at gmail dot com
physical box address: Toronto Small Press, Box 31038, 725 College St, Toronto ON, M6G1C5

stay tuned for the schedule of readers at the Fair...coming soon...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

SappyFest small press/zine/and craft fair - Sackville NB

Dear Happy People Writing and Crafting and otherwise Making:
You are cordially invited to show/sell your stuff at the most lovely
SappyFest small press/zine/and craft fair this Aug 1of 2009, 12 - 4
pm in Sackville, New Brunswick.

We are looking for crafters, zinesters, and small press type folk to
make this weekend really nice. This event is presented in
collaboration with Conundrum Press and the Anchor Archive Zine Library
Special guests include Andy Brown, Dusty Peas, Elisabeth
Belliveau and a bunch of other readers.

Tables cost $15 per day (you can share).
Deadline is July 17th.
(please note that the cost for the table does not include a ticket to
the music festival)

please contact to book a table or to
ask questions.
We sincerely hope you can make it!

-team sappy

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Calgary Blow-Out to include Independent Press & Arts Fair!

filling Station, NoD, and CJSW present the 5th annual Calgary Blow-Out, held July 2 at Pages Books on Kensington and July 3 & 4 at Arrata Opera Centre in downtown Calgary.

This festival of innovative & original literature & art in its 5th year is bigger than ever! There are 7 events including two magazine launches, poetry and fiction readings, performance art, independent short film, two Exploding Concerts, and our first ever Blow-Out Art Show & Sale; for a complete listing, see

We're also expanding last year's inaugeral book fair into the Independent Press & Arts Fair. Micropress, small press, and artists producing art objets, artful handicrafts, and other smaller pieces will fill Arrata Opera Centre from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The events overlaps with the aforementioned Art Show & Sale's reception held from 1-4 pm. Fair vendors are welcome to enjoy the reception which includes music and refreshments.

Thanks to rob mclennan for pointing me to this blog. Next year we will be sure to include it in our call for Fair vendors. At this time, there are just 3 tables left. If you are interested, please contact Laurie via Tables are $20 or $10 plus the donation of a prize for our Silent Auction.

Please find us on Facebook for updates and events info (filling Station Magazine), or email to join our events mailing list. For a discount on subscriptions or sample issues, let us know you heard about us on this blog!

p.s. If you're in Calgary tonight, Toronto-based surrealist writer Stuart Ross is launching his collection of short stories from Freehand Books. filling Station Poetry Editor Helen Hajnoczky is also reading along with Jonathan Ball. It's at 7:00 pm downstairs in The Palomino, 7th Ave & 1st St SW. No cover, refreshments provided. Come on out and hear great work!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

the ottawa small press book fair, spring 2009

span-o (the small press action network - ottawa) presents:

the ottawa
small press
book fair

spring 2009 edition

will be happening Saturday, June 20, 2009
in room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane).

contact rob at to sign up for a table, etc.

"once upon a time, way way back in October 1994, rob mclennan & James Spyker invented a two-day event called the ottawa small press book fair, and held the first one at the National Archives of Canada..." Spyker moved to Toronto soon after the first one, but the fair continues, thanks in part to the help of generous volunteers, various writers and publishers, and the public for coming out to participate with alla their love and their dollars.

General info:
the ottawa small press book fair
noon to 5pm (opens at 11am for exhibitors)
admission free to the public.

$20 for exhibitors, full tables
$10 for half-tables
(payable to rob mclennan, c/o 858 Somerset St W, main floor, Ottawa Ontario K1R 6R7).

note for the sake of increased demand, we are now offering half tables. for catalog, exhibitors should send (on paper, not email name of press, address, email, web address, contact person, type of publications, list of publications (with price), if submissions are being considered & any other pertinent info, including upcoming ottawa-area events (if any). also, due to the increased demand for table space, exhibitors are asked to confirm far earlier than usual. i.e. -- before, say, the day of the fair.

the fair usually contains exhibitors with poetry books, novels, cookbooks, posters, t-shirts, graphic novels, comic books, magazines, scraps of paper, gum-ball machines with poems, 2x4s with text, etc, including (at previous events) Bywords, Dusty Owl, Chaudiere Books, above/ground press, Room 302 Books, The Puritan, The Ottawa Arts Review, Buschek Books, The Grunge Papers, Broken Jaw Press, BookThug, Proper Tales Press, and others.

happens twice a year, founded in 1994 by rob mclennan & James Spyker. now run by rob mclennan thru span-o.


free things can be mailed for fair distribution to the same address. we will not be selling things for folk who cant make it, sorry. also, always looking for volunteers to poster, move tables, that sort of thing. let me know if anyone able to do anything. thanks.

for more information, bother rob mclennan.if you're able/willing to distribute posters/fliers for the fair, send me an email at