Fredericton Small Press Fair / Rencontre des petits éditeurs / Salon de pequeño editors
20 March 2009
Fredericton Small Press Fair including "Nuestro Espacio" display
27 Sept 2008: 1–7 pm.
2008 SUMMER: 12 July, Saturday, 12-5 pm
Co-ordinated to coincide with the revived Maritime Writers’ Workshop, 612 July.
For MWW info, contact: UNB College of Extended Learning, ph (506) 452-6360, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 . . .
(Canadian) Small Press Book Fairs blog